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Charlotte, NC
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18,039
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$18,402 ($5,873)
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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.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Process Could Have Been Clearer – I did however, receive financial aid. My amount wasn't too much to my liking. I'm not sure if my parents and I filled out some parts on the application wrong, however, it did help to talk with my advisor at school and the financial aid office in order to understand the process in filling out financial aid.

5 College Junior

Majors: Easy a for Business Program – The process of getting into the Business program at UNCC was simply like putting butter in my mashed potatoes, EASY. There was no application process that I had to do. During my sophomore year, I had to take pre-requisites and obtain a grade C or higher in them within two attemps. After completing those, I am now in the program. Easy as 1 plus 1.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: UNCC offers many scholarships that you can apply for directly from the school website. They offer many with different majors and concentrations. The office of financial aid is very helpful and extends out their hand to give you the information you need on any scholarship. On the other hand, they don't offer much financial aid based on parent's income. I wish they looked at how many others are in college that the parents are paying for and the job positions they have.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Uptown Charlotte – Clubs are amazing downtown/uptown, but watch out for the creeps. I must say there are many creepy people that will stare you down. I always ignore them and have a blast. There are clubs on every street uptown along with bars. So if your down for dancing all night, its really the best place to go. Also, I've never had to pay except for once at the clubs because most of them will allow females to get in for free if your there by a certain time. There is Coyote Joes which offers line dancing and more country themed if your not into the clubs and bars. It's pretty fun and I've enjoyed myself at any place I have attended uptown.

5 College Junior

Facilities: AMAZING Library – UNC-Charlottes library is top notch and should be at every university in my opinion. Its 8 stories high and open daily throughout the school year. During exam week, they extend the hours to 24 hours daily and maintain quiet zone all around. Its a great place to go to to get work and study done. I feel so accomplished every time I leave there. They offer a variety of help to the students. I have been to the library many times to get assistance with my english papers. Also, you can get your own private room if you have small study groups which is a great asset. They allow you to rent laptops which is convenient for those who don't have their own and have a variety of books located on every floor. The library withouth a doubt, is my favorite building on campus.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Student Involvement – There are so many activities/events that occur at my school daily. Greek life also plays a huge role at UNC-Charlotte. This school really wants each of us as students to get involved and get connected with one another. During my freshman year, I attended so many school events from comedy shows, talent shows, to ice-cream socials. There was always something which helped greatly with the big transformation from high school to college. By being able to get involved with so many activities, it has helped me develop a love for my school and be proud to be a 49er.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Worth the Money – UNCC is a compact campus so living on campus makes a difference in the experience you get from the school. The high rises are where most lowerclassmen are placed. I lived in a high rise my first year and it was very nice. It is a great learning experience and everyone should try it one. The high rises are also close together so they get to be almost a separate community. The rooms are small but the view I had was well worth the lost space. If you go for a more expensive and nicer place the rooms tend to be four to a room with separate bedrooms and a common living room and kitchen. After a year or two most people move off campus. Moving off campus tends to shift focus from school work and more towards social events. It all depends on the type of student you want to be.

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4 College Senior

Computers: Quick and Close by – The computers at UNCC are fairly quick and easy to use. They usually are up to date on the newest Office software and computer labs are spread around in almost every building with around twenty computers in each. The library is the best place to go if you want quiet while you work since people in department buildings are usually working together.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Better Than Most – The facilities of UNCC are similar to any College. They have buildings that have been around since the College was founded and some new buildings. The older buildings show their age with the lighting and layout of the building. The newer buildings look nicer and are more modern. Being a Chemistry Major I spend most of my time in Burson and it is one of the older buildings. It shows its age but I have never found it to be a negative. The older buildings at UNCC are better than the buildings at most State Colleges. The rooms are designed for less students so you receive a better experience with teachers.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Everything Is Close – The community at UNCC is great. If you need help academically the campus is compact so everything is close together. The dorms and houses are spread around but compared to other colleges are much closer together. Everything is within walking distance. If you want to go out, Charlotte is close with tons of attractions. A key for me was safety and after being at UNCC for three years very little has happened. With any College people do stupid things and create bad scenarios for themselves. Following simple rules will keep you safe. I had a friend walk across campus often very early in the morning and never had a problem. Overall anything that you need is close and being in a compact community definitely makes everyone feel closer and safer.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are a fair amount of bus stops and different buses moving around campus but I don't really know the timing of them and the many of the locations are advertised well. Parking is a hassle and the amount for a parking pass is huge because of the amount of decks we are putting up as well as paying off. A lot of walking is in store.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Very Well Appreciated – Our team performance at UNCC is great. Our soccer team made it to the final four last year and all of the student body was either in Atlanta or watching on ESPNU supporting them. We have great basketball teams, both women and men and Halton Arena is always housing a supporting fan base. School spirit could definitely be higher, but it's not bad. And the athletic facilities are top-notch.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computing Is Pretty Average on Campus – There are plenty of computers available in the library but they aren't the greatest for accessing a lot of popular websites like youtube and facebook. Most computer labs are only for specific student majors and not accessible. The ones that are accessible are good for reliable internet connectivity and speed. Most printing on campus you have to pay for, very few will print for free. However, there are a lot of areas on campus that have wireless access for personal computers, and other wireless capable devices.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Just in the sheer amount of different clubs on campus for all of the different types of ethnicities, races, and religions you can tell how diverse the University of Charlotte really is. Walking on campus everyday, you'll hear a ton of different languages and see a ton of different skin tones. It's a great cultural education.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People Have Common Sense – At the Health Center, surveys say that more people don't drink when they are out then those who have several drinks. The Health Center provides classes on the safety of drinking and drugs. There are regular classes.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are an okay amount of restaurant options on campus but they are all, for the most part, unhealthy. The cafeteria food is probably the worst when it comes to quality and taste, but they offer some healthy options and a buffet setting.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – The housing is average. Living on campus isn't too bad of an option, plus it's close to everything. The dorm rooms are standard and if you choose apartment style housing it does have an apartment style feel to it. I've heard that the high-rises are the worst place to live.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Finiancial Aid Process – All I had to fill out was my FAFSA for the most part. It becomes difficult when they begin to ask for other types of paperwork in order to determine the amount and types of financial aid to offer you.

2 College Junior

Parking: The parking at UNCC can be a hassle because although the school claims to have enough parking spaces for its students, some of those spaces are extremely hard to find (so I've heard) and also very far away from where classes are held.

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