Local Atmosphere

Location
Charlotte, NC
Undergrads
18,039
Tuition (in-state)
$18,402 ($5,873)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love living in my city. Living on the biggest city in North Carolina is amazing. I love it. There is always something to do. There are museums, restaurants, sports, and walking around the city itself is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Charlotte is a big city so shopping and night life is easy to assess. The school is beautiful but probably isn't the safest for anyone can drive through it.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love the big city atmophere, but most the time I wish we had a more "collegetown" feel. I think it helps build community, traditions and long-lasting friendships.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Charlotte so much, it is a city that is growing so fast along with a rapidly expanding school. Some may say they might not like it here but honestly this city is so much fun and there is something to do everyday; all you have to do is look for things and you will find them.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I feel like the local atmosphere is awesome. Downtown charlotte isn't far away from campus which makes the nightlife exciting.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 121 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 120 responses

  • 1% Painfully remote.
  • 15% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 1% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 5% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 78% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 119 responses

  • 20% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 38% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 42% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 119 responses

  • 9% No way.
  • 48% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 43% Totally.

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