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Charlotte, NC
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18,039
Tuition (in-state)
$18,402 ($5,873)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Academics: It all depends on your major, but for the most part academics are good. Make sure to stay up on all the requirements you need, and to ask for help. Most professors are good about helping as long as you ask for it.

3 College Junior

Computers: I mean everyone has a laptop typically, and there's wifi in a lot of popular buildings on campus. Not all classrooms have it though.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There's the Gold Mine trolleys that pick people up on a fixed route. I never have to take them because I live close to my classes, but if you need to they can run a few minutes behind - so plan accordingly. There's also SafeRide if you need a ride at night.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Like It Here – I like it here, once you get involved and meet people it's a great community.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I think I really have to find out more in my program. The advisor I had my freshman year seemed helpful, but somehow there were always roadblocks with her. Like she always forgot to let me in on something important I needed to know in the longrun. However there are many resources, and additional aid for the particular classes. Luckily there are many people to also help and give advice and not just one.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: SAFE Ride for Late Nights – We have a bus transportation called SAFE ride, and all you have to do is call them, and tell where you are. They will pick you up anywhere on campus and go wherever on campus you need. Unfortunately, SAFE ride isn't always on time so it always depends when you call. Your waiting time could be none at all to about 15-20 minutes. This is also free. We also had cars to be rented on campus. $8 an hour and gas is for free. I don't usually ride the bus. Trolleys are always great. They run every stop every 15 minutes.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: You will find just about any race at UNC Charlotte. There are many types of cultures and diversities. Everyone here is a family and equally and socially accepted. I don't think there would be challenges. Being introduced to everyone allows us to accept the differences and get to know each person universally.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It's There If That's Your Scene – if you're a party animal there's plenty of options

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: I can't comment on the bus system that runs off campus because I've never used it but on campus there's saferide. They're not always reliable.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You Can Never Be Bored – Charlotte is already a hot spot. There are local clubs and nice eateries in Charlotte so the city itself offers so much. On campus they have a gym, a pool, and a movie theater that is free for students. They even have basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer courts just for recreation.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Pretty Decent – For the most part it's pretty hot but we are in the south. So you'll experience some really hot days but when winter comes it's not to bad. We don't experience any snow all you have to worry about is heavy rain, but the buildings aren't that far apart and we have a trolley.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Exam Time: It's Better to Have a Laptop – The labs are not every crowded during the semester except around exam time. Of course everyone is in the labs and library cramming for their exams, that not unusual at all. I'm sure this happens on every campus during exam week.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's Great! At UNCC they have the Gold Rush buses and Cat buses the can take you right into the heart of Charlotte and its very affordable!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's OK, but It Could Be Better – The food we have campus is expensive but lacks the quality. For example in Crown Commons there could be a larger fruit selection and they should offer more juice than sodas. Crown Commons has a lot of unhealthy food, now trust I am not a "health nut", but I would like to see more healthier choices.

2 College Junior

Parking: You will probably spend more gas and time looking for a parking spot. I usually park around 8am and I won't move my car unless I really have to or if I'm leaving. Get there early, don't wait till 30 mins before your class starts because everyone is doing the same.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Don't Waste Your Money With a Meal Plan – Meal plans force you to have to eat at the two dining facilities, which isn't worth it because they are usually crowded, the food is repetitive, and you probably won''t have time in between class. It is better to get declining balance, which is a certain amount of money you have per semester to use wherever, which is more convenient with time and location. And you can still use declining balance to pay yourself in the dining halls!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: This place is known as a "commuter school" so it lacks school spirit, or at least it isn't the same energy as some other state schools might have. The school does try their best to provide activities for over the weekend, but majority of the people go home because they live so close. Maybe when the football team gets started in 2013, there will be a little bit more pride for the school.

4 College Junior

Computers: Most computers are up to date depending on where you go. Every building has some sort of a computer lab, which can range from MACs to PCs. The wireless is easy to connect to but the only issue is that you have to keep on signing back in even if you walk from one building to another that is less than 5 feet away from each other.

4 College Junior

Facilities: They are all kept clean and available to you around the clock. The library, especially, is kept over for 24 hours for most days of the week, and the Student Activity Center is the hub for all sports and many activities, and also has some food stands that are open during lunch time.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: At UNCC the Prospector was the best option in my opinion. They had a variety of choices for food that was reasonably priced. There was also a Chick-Fil-A located in proximity. The resident dining halls were acceptable and was a decent option if you had a meal plan. There a lot of restaurant franchises surrounding campus and you have plenty of options.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Preffered – I think the drug scene exists at UNCC but its not a major problem. I think its equivalent to the rest of society. If you want to take drugs, there is someone that will help you out. No one is trying to push it on you or anything. Drinking is more socially acceptable so therefore its more popular. You could go to a party every weekend and get alcohol if you wanted to.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The school is so diverse. There are so many different types to people. The styles range from extreme and out-going people to shy and simple people.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Good and Bad – The parking can sometimes be good and sometimes be bad. For many locations the parking lot is within walking distance and has an abundance in parking spots. Other locations are first come first serve. The permit prices are ridiculous. I recommend saving up in advance. Park where you are supposed to and always have your permit because if not you WILL get fined. Definitely consider bringing a car because life will be boring without it.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Its a Process – The Greek life isn't all that. A lot of them are suspended. Once everyone comes off of suspension the yard will be much more enjoyable.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When It's Pretty It's Pretty and When It's Ugly Its Ugly – Sunny days really compliment the beautiful campus. Normally there will be great weather and then anywhere from a couple of days to week of bad weather. When it rains, it pours. Stay inside if you can.

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