Charlotte, NC
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$18,402 ($5,873)
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Reviews 1843 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife on weekends at UNCC is okay depending on what you're exactly looking for. Parties are few and far between, just keep your friends close and you'll find your way into them. Then for another option you can go to Bar Charlotte or Phoenix, which is located downtown, occasionally will there be a bus to ride to those locations for students to get on but it's better just to have friends and be on a rotation of who will drive each time.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's not too hard finding things to do in Charlotte. If you really want have a good time, try going downtown.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Generally, there are plenty of computers available to use through the computer labs. As for the Wi-Fi it's pretty good when it's working, but sometimes I had trouble connecting. The multiple occasions this occurred were very frustrating .

3 College Sophomore

Majors: With my program, Athletic Training, is very competitive. As of now, I'm not exactly a part of the program. I'm in the pre-kinesiology program that forces you to finish your pre-requisites before you can even be considered a part of the program. It is difficult but if you keep your head on straight and stay focused then it won't be a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life actually affect our school campus positively. Being a part of these organizations you have to be very involved and also scholars. Smart people get involved in this, not the stereotype that frats and sororities are dumb. I'm very interested in becoming a part of Greek life as well. Now, the partying aspect will never go away but sometimes it's good, you get to know the people you want to be in the organization with and what they do.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have never seen a more diverse group of people or students until I arrived at this school and everyone is so accepting of them. We even have festivals thrown by different ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations such as drag shows and our Caribbean Festival (which I love because I'm West Indian).

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There's parking everywhere but then again it depends on who you are and the permit/pass that you acquire. And I wouldn't advise you parking places you know you're not supposed to because you'll always get caught, I've even been a victim of that. They enforce ticketing and towing. And the cost for a whole school year for a permit is almost $500.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is good however, it gets old after a few weeks. Some of the food is under cooked.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The shuttle is convenient to take to class and around the large campus

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus living around Charlotte is quite expensive. My sister and I have been looking for an affordable apartment to lease for the past 2 months. There is many options but all were out of our price range. In order to find an apartment that is more affordable you have to drive a couple miles away from the school. Although if you do not have a budget it is very easy to find off-campus living. They might not be the most luxurious but there are some apartments that are of walking distance to the school. Charlotte provides a good area for students and many enjoy living off-campus.

2 College Student

Parking: Parking Is expensive due to the high volume of students and the large surrounding city

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at UNC Charlotte. Just walking across campus will prove that to anyone questioning this schools diversity.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Most of the programs have a good reputation. I'm a student of the Belk College of Business, and I landed an internship with a reputable company just after my freshman year, making $16/hr.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Electrical and Computer Engineering program at UNC Charlotte is good. It has recently been in the top 100 engineering schools in the United States, and is growing rapidly. There are many good professors, with industry experience, along with a wide variety of expertise. The workload is generally hard and the "triangle" is somewhat applicable. The triangle has three things in it, one at each point, social life, sleep, and good grades. The saying is, "You can only pick two". However, for an engineering school, it is entirely reasonable, engineering is just a lot of work to learn. I have personally lightened the load by taking a class each summer, allowing me to take one less class during the normal year. This allows more time for an outside life and for homework. If one gets involved, engineering becomes much more interesting. I would suggest talking to a professor and finding out if there is a project they can give you over the summer. It is invaluable experience and give some direction and applications to all of the information that is being taken in.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The financial aid process is slightly annoying, but good, once you go through it. The government is cutting university budgets, so there is less to go around, but they will offer interest free loans, until one graduates. The hardest part is usually getting the paperwork right, but I have always gotten some aid, and have never been left all on my own. I do have some loans that I had to take out, but they are reasonable, and far less than many people I know from other colleges.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: UNC Charlotte offers many degrees and areas of study within the sciences. UNCC is a research school, with strong Ph.D. programs and many opportunities for undergraduate students to get involved with research work early, providing valuable experience before entering the workforce, or a great introduction to graduate work. The diversity of the topics that a student can delve into at UNCC is enormous. Within the sciences, one can go from nanotechnology to motorsports to power electronics to environmental engineering to city planning to MOCVD semiconductor growth to quantum dot research and so much more. In this respect UNCC has earned an A for its scientific academic opportunities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: In the engineering program, the curriculum is tough, and the majority of teachers provide the essential material that is needed to work in such an area. Many professors will talk one on one with students to enhance their learning and will go into greater depth, if the students show a desire for it. In addition to the general quality of the teachings, many professors, from many different academic and research backgrounds are in the department, allowing for a great variety of learning, or a very specific, in depth training in an area of choice. To add to the general academics, there are many laboratories for students to use, Areva labs for power systems and power electronics, design labs, optics labs, EM labs, and many more.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity at UNC Charlotte is wide ranging, beyond what I even expected. In the engineering program there are a significant amount of people from middle eastern nations, along with people from India, Ukraine, Columbia, Canada, and many others. Because of the diversity, the weaknesses and strengths of people can be seen and improved upon, allowing for a very educational atmosphere, from a "global" perspective.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I think some of the sports could be pushed more, for instance, the soccer teams generally do very well, but I, personally, rarely hear about them, or even know when the games are. The basketball gets talked about, and my impression is that there is good attendance there. Overall I think that certain sports are pushed, not because the team is good, but just in general. I think the support of the soccer team could be improved, hence, the "B". I also think the quality of the basketball team could e improved, and I do not know much about the tennis and other teams.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers on campus are abundant. There are many labs open and all computers are up to date.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UNC Charlotte is a very safe campus to be on. The police that work there only work at the school and not for the whole city. They do a good job of letting students know of anything unsafe has or may happen through email. There is also a blue light system available throughout campus if at any time a student is in need of immediate help.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Charlotte is a good place to live for anyone really. Since its so big, it offers many different spots to hang out. The university itself is full of things to do and opportunities. Outside that, there is the city and even some more rural areas with good hiking and biking areas.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many options for dining on campus. The food its pretty tasty although it does get old sometimes. My only complaint is how pricy the meal plans are. They can even get more expensive than tuition itself. Are we paying for food or an education?

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are close by and there is a good variety. The dining options are a wind range- everything from fast food, to affordable sit-down, and even some that college students cant afford.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking decals are expensive, but worth it. Parking is always available if you know where to look. Also, don't be afraid to strap on some walking shoes- you might not get front row parking, but they do have plenty of parking for everyone.


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