Charlotte, NC
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$18,402 ($5,873)
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Reviews 1809 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity on the campus is vast. Although, there are quite a few of whites, I would say half the student body is. Majority of the teachers I had in my general education courses were diverse as well. Between the students and the teachers, UNC-Charlotte is a diverse atmosphere. The religion aspect, probably not as much. There is one Christian speaker who raids our campus, giving speeches and I have not seen many other religious groups. As for economic backgrounds, there is a diverse amount. From students struggling with loans and financial aid, to ones who do not have worry about a thing.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Same Ol', Same Ol' – The dining options are typical places to eat. There is a lot of fast foods places and your typical chain restaurants, if you wanted a sit down dinner. Sprinkled about are unique places that offer ethnic cuisine, but these are more abundant in Down Town Charlotte, which is a drive.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Needs More Diversity – Diversity in the sense that everything dresses the same.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Much to Do – There is a lot to do in Charlotte. It's all about means of getting there where you find error. UNCC is so self-sufficient which can be good but also be a negative.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Where Should I Live? UNC-Charlotte provides several options for students who are seeking to find housing off-campus at a reasonable price. They are located anywhere from 5 to 10 mins from the campus. UNC-Charlotte provides shuttle service for there students who choose to live off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: So Many Options – Living in Charlotte is an amazing experience. Its beauty tends to capture many of it visitors. Along with its amazing scenery, there is a great amount of activities to choose from. From shopping to dining out, Charlotte is the best place you could choose to live. The are a vast number of restaurants and bars to choose from and their food is amazing. The nightlife is also cool. Whether you're a college student or a married couple looking for a fun night of dancing, Charlotte is the place to be.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: How to Make Commuting Easier – The weather at UNC Charlotte is fairly decent. Although there are times throughout the year where there is frequent heavy rainfall, UNC Charlotte makes it easier to commute through campus. There are several accessible sheltered shuttle stops locate strategically on campus that arrive every 15-20 minutes.

5 College Junior

Computers: I am yet to see a full library without any available computers. As far as wifi, every building on campus sends signal. So if you have a personal computer thats great but not completely needed.

3 College Junior

Athletics: On the Way up – Charlotte is a growing school and sports are following the trend. Basketball and soccer are currently our main sports but footballs on its way and is going to be huge! Go 49ers!

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4 College Senior

Majors: Can Be Great – I have enjoyed to process. The professors I have had were great, knowledgeable and wanted the students to enjoy learning. It is up to the student to know there strengths and weaknesses and to take classes accordingly. Facilities (ie computer labs) range from fair to good so having your own computer and software can be critical. Internships are advertised within the department and well known companies as well as government agencies 'shop' for interns and employees.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Can Be Quite Aggressive – Academic is fairly cut and dried. The student has a period of time to contest a grade and then that is it. Plagiarism is any form is a huge deal...especially in the computer science department. It can get you tossed out of school. The grading policy is an outline within which the professors do have some latitude.
Socially...the campus police are relatively fair BUT they have no tolerance for driving drunk OR driving poorly on campus. Follow the rules and you will be fine.

3 College Senior

Academics: The Great Ones Make up for the Indifferent – It pays to talk to other students about the professors! There are some great ones here. They love their subject, stay current and most importantly can teach. Then there are those (more than you would believe) whose reason for being there is to publish NOT teach. Try for the good ones, avoid the indifferent and you will get a solid education!

3 College Senior

Academics: Poor Class Schedule for Juniors and Senior, Poor Math Department – There is an issue with the way classes are offered. Required classes for junior and senior levels are in short supply and often at difficult times. In addition capstone classes are often offered only once a year, creating turmoil for those trying to graduate.
The math department overall is strong on 'publishing' and extremely weak on teaching. It seems the bulk of professors were hired for their publishing with little to no regard to whether they want to teach!
There have been problems with degrees being listed in the catalog without supporting classes.

5 College Senior

Academics: The mission of the Department of Marketing at UNC Charlotte is to provide an intellectually challenging educational program that will develop marketing and other business students as ethical and competent managers and leaders; to conduct and publish research that will contribute significantly to knowledge and understanding of marketing; and to reach out to the community and region through continuing education, applied research, service, and consulting activities.
The focus of the department’s educational program is experiential learning and teaching excellence in a caring environment.
The Belk College has moved to a centralized advising system for all undergraduate students. Advisors are assigned to students by last name.
There are many internship available and they send out emails to make sure you are aware.

1 College Senior

Parking: Not a Fan – Permits are reasonable I suppose for how much it cost per half hour ($1). Don't really need a car, everything is on campus from banks, restaurants, theatre, salon etc. There are so many people the availability and convenience of parking spaces is horrible. Not close to class either.

5 College Senior

Majors: Very Satisfied – I love my program! Faculty and staff really prepare you! I would do it all over again! I would like to own and operate a chain of hotel resorts and my marketing degree will ensure that I successfully market my business!

3 College Senior

Majors: Not as Easy as Others – Because we are randked in the top 10 business programs many people are looking to get into the program. In order to make sure only those who will work hard get in there are many requirements. GPA critical!!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a variety of different food places you can eat on campus. It does get old going to either dining hall.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Out With the Old, IN With the New. I feel like the UNCC campus has two campuses within one. There are the old buildings (Rowe, Storrs, Friday, etc) and then you have the newly built facilities in the mid 2000 (such as CoEd, CHHS). I think the old buildings do need major updates, I feel pretty bad for the art majors because they definitely need more spaces!

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: On Campus and Off Campus Options. On campus, the trolleys run from 7 am until midnight and there are 3 routes that provide pretty good service. Off campus, the city buses will take you where you need to go, but a car would be better. One day, the light rail will run from campus to downtown, where all the bars, concerts, sports, etc happens. Downtown is where all the nightlife is.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Civil Engineering – The faculty is fantastic and we have some of the brightest minds in the industry, however the curriculum could be seriously improved and advanced. Legislation has sort of tied the school's hands on this one, but other engineering colleges make better use of the available curriculum and what is needed in the workforce. I wish there was more emphasis on computer applications as well, in addition to the theory we are taught.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Never Enough – To park in one of the closer lots, be on campus before 9:30am or after 2pm. Otherwise, you'll likely have to park in one of the satellite lots which are on the edge of campus and which means you have to walk a mile or more to get to class. Parking gets really tight between 9:30am and 11am and it's almost impossible to find a good spot. Unfortunately, most classes begin at ~9:30am or 11am. It's extra frustrating when Parking Permits are so expensive!

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Forcast: Mild and Sunny! In Charlotte we get 216 days of sun or partly sunny. That's 62% of the year! If we get rain, it's generally drizzly or light, occasionally torrential (think downpour). The winters usually don't go below 40 degrees on any given day, although it usually floats somewhere around the 50s. It can get very cold (think 30s) but doesn't last long. Snow is a treat because we hardly ever get it and it doesn't last for more than a few days. Usually the school is prudent about avoiding hazardous driving conditions. Summers are HOT and kinda muggy. It gets bad in July and August when temps are in the 90s+. Fall and Spring are the best because of the breeze and the mildest temps (unless you have allergies).

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nothing Like Charlotte – On the campus of UNC-Charlotte, we have over 350 organizations. With this, there is always something to do and something to be a part of as well. These organizations make students feel welcomed and at home.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Best There Is – UNC-Charlotte has the most amazing campus that there is. Not only do you have a lot to do on campus, but you have a lot to do off campus as well. Having uptown Charlotte only 3 exits up down from the school and having Concord Mills only 3 exits up, puts you in the middle of a great time. There is no such thing as being bored in Charlotte. The campus life is wonderful. There are over 350 organizations and clubs on campus to help you feel welcomed and overjoyed.


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