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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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.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pretty Easy – If you do all the requirements the process will be easy. Once you fill out all the forms your freshman year, they carry over forever. The school tells you when your financial award is available. Just accept the Terms and Conditions and 49ner Express will show you what you're getting.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Parking Is Strict – The only policy that I have seen this school stick to is the parking policy. You must have a parking permit and park in the correct lot to avoid a hefty ticket. Otherwise I haven't seen the police officers pull anyone over for speeding above the campus wide 20 mph speed limit. There are also skaters on campus that I've never seen any officer call attention to.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nice Campus – The campus is very green and has lots of sidewalks. There is a beautiful garden and nature preserve where you can walk around and take in the nature around you. The student center shows new releases on weekends and also has great conveniences available (Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Apple store). The first floor of the library is large and newer but the upper floors could use some updating.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a transfer student so before being accepted as a biology major I need to complete 2 biology, 2 chemistry and 2 biology labs. Once I complete those then I can switch from a pre-bio major to a biology major. The biology department is very helpful with any questions about the program. If you already have biology credits they can review them and see if they are transferable. Its helpful to ask a lot of questions either by email or in person.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Haven't Seen Any – On campus, I haven't seen any drugs or drinking. However there are bars close to campus to visit.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: The permit costs are ridiculous. There are more affordable options available but it will cost you time since you have to allow for the extra time to walk to class. The more remote parking areas also mean you may need to walk alone sometimes although there are "emergency lights" along the way.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Convenient School – The saving grace for this school are the professors that really care about their students. If you are really interested in what you are studying and you put forth the time and effort needed to succeed, your determination will be met by the knowledge the professors hold. The professors will do whatever they can to help you understand the material. That said, this school needs a makeover in their administrative staff and less bureaucracy. The administrative staff is less than helpful when you really need help.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Lots of Choices! Freshman are given a lot of amazing options for housing including the typical dorm in the high rises to the new and luxurious feel of suite style living. I recommend applying for housing early so you get more of chance to get your first choice. Also, UNCC has learning communities which is helpful if you want to meet people who have the same major as you. The learning communities are housed in Lynch Hall which is a suite style dorm building. I am not in a learning community and doing just fine, so don't think you have to do that. The dorms are all being renovated and upgraded as well as being built so they're pretty much new. :)

4 College Student

Majors: Top Notch Programs – As a history major, I was so impressed at the knowledge of all the professors. I enjoyed all my classes so far and met so many interesting people who are just as passionate as I am. The staff is always there to help you with internships and help you get to where you need to be. My school is also helpful at finding the right job opportunities for you.

4 College Student

Nightlife: So Much to Do! Charlotte has some of the best night life out there! There are fraternity and sorority parties all the time along with amazing clubs and restaurants in uptown Charlotte. The clubs are mostly 18 and older, but your best bet is to take advantage all there is to offer on campus! You'll never be bored with Charlotte's amazing nightlife atmosphere whether you're 18 or 21!

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: A Plus Atmosphere – The school is located in the 17th most populated city in the U.S. I love how clean the city is, all the wonderful internship opportunities there are, and how much there is to do in the Charlotte area. The people are friendly, the food is great, and southern life is tough to beat!!


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