Charlotte, NC
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$18,402 ($5,873)
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Reviews 1865 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot more freedom living off campus, but driving to school in the morning is a pain. Especially because there is not much parking on campus, and parking passes are extremely overpriced.

2 College Senior

Parking: There is not enough parking for everyone that needs a space at the main parking decks, so they have had to build extra ones that are far away from academic buildings to try and get everyone. Permits are atrociously expensive, and so I don't even park on campus anymore. I have a place I go and park for free that is within walking distance of most my classes.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I enjoyed living on campus because it was convenient and also because I was able to meet people I would not have been able to if I had lived at home. The dorms I lived in were very nice as well and had everything I needed. The cost was rather expensive, but I thought it worthwhile to live at school. I did not like, however, the limited options of eating healthily at school; there are just not a whole lot of good quality eating options unless one makes all his own food.

3 College Senior

Transportation: I never use the shuttle they have on campus because I prefer to walk and arrive places on my own time, and the shuttle times are not reliable enough to warrant using them. I have used our Safe Ride system, however, and this one has consistently performed well when I have needed to be home late at night when it is raining or something of the like.

3 College Senior

Athletics: UNC Charlotte's basketball team continues to improve with Coach Major at the helm, and the arrival this year of football created a whole new atmosphere at the school. I believe it will take some time though for people to really become excited for varsity sports, but it will come, especially when our teams consistently perform at a high level, which they have not for some time.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: A lot of people get away with a lot of stuff, it depends on what bothers you and if you report it or not.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking here is good only when you know when to (after football games, weekends, etc.), during the school week and big events it's bad.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As an athlete, I do not remember specifically all of the financial aid process but it has been extremely helpful to me in my (almost) 2 years here at UNCC.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't used the health and safety facility very often, but when I had to get my insurance waiver the wait took a long time (it's probably because there are so many students here) but they could change the system so that it's more convenient.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very diverse and has a lot of options in terms of majors and academics. The on-campus and off-campus options for living and eating are good and I love the diversity here (my high school wasn't very diverse at all).

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places off-campus that aren't too far (most people would consider you a "walker" if you went to these places) but there are great options not too far from campus.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not much of a "partyer" but of the ones I've went to have been walking distance and I've ended up enjoying myself. Also, they've all been off-campus and my friends have offered to take me to and fro.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It was very apparent who was getting drunk and high in my dorm during my freshman year, but that year was the only one in that drinking (and getting high) was a problem. Most people that were being belligerent were punished for it.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls here are mostly accepting and cool; I have yet to meet someone who is ignorant or mean to others.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: Once again, as an athlete I had to get up earlier than most students for workouts but the weather/temperature was generally warm or slightly below warm (which is perfect for runners!)

4 College Sophomore

Computers: As an athlete, I have access to a private computer lab at UNCC but I initially did not use my laptop or the lab very often. There are a variety of places to access computers and there is wireless network availability in most places throughout the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most professors care about their classes and students profusely; they all respond to e-mails and are generally available to help after class sessions.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a variety of classes to choose from and it's difficult for me to pick all the ones I want to take because they are all so interesting!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall I feel really safe on campus. I have no fears walking around at night by myself or fear that my personal belongings will be stolen from my dorm. The campus police are there if you need them and their number is available at all times for students to use.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: On campus the transportation is great but when it comes to getting to the greyhound/megabus station or the Amtrak it is really inconvenient. Even though students have access to public transportation, you still need a car to get a round in Charlotte,

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: UNC Charlotte offers a variety of academic and job opportunities for their students. They also offer unique programs such as ROTC and study abroad. The atmosphere is great! There is a lot to do and a lot to get involved with on campus. The academic buildings are really nice, with new technology in the classrooms that make learning interesting, and there are new dorms that are being contracted to accommodate the growing population. Overall, I really enjoy the school and all it has to offer and I am looking forward to spending the next 2.5 years there!!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a ton of things to do that the students can get involved with. The athletic department and its faculties are really great and the students have the opportunity to play recreational sports or competitive sports. The library is really nice and it is a great space to hangout out in between classes. UNC Charlotte crates a lot of spaces for student to hang out in that are really nice and relaxing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I really like UNC Charlotte. It is really diverse, there is a lot to do on and off campus, it offers a wide variety of majors/minors and I found a lot of opportunities here that every college does not offer.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Its okay but I would recommend bringing your own computer and printer because the labs are not open to everyone and printing is not free. The library is not open 24 hours on the weekend and during registration week it is hard to find a free computer in the library.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus but I have friends that do and I would definitely consider doing it because its cheaper than on campus living and the living conditions are better than the housing on campus.


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