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1 College Junior

Majors: If I had enrolled in UNCC as a psychology major - I'd have graduated by now. The program has numerous prerequisites and requirements before allowing student to apply for admission into the major. The absolute most challenging thing I've dealt with is UNCC's random decision to drop the BA in Psychology (what I came her for) and offer only the BS. At a conference they also decided to make the degree requirements more difficult and added labs, maths, etc. that students didn't have to take. This was almost spontaneous and having not worked my way up to meeting the statistics and lab requirement to declare the psychology major - I lost the BA option which only remained available to those currently enrolled in it. I have no interest in the research field or science. I want to do work in clinical therapy or social work settings. It seems like I'm being held to the expectations of a rocket scientist now, and a BS doesn't look any better than a BA when applying to graduate school. The program also added strict policies and is strict all around. My BA in Psychology was done except for research methods and the capstone that only declared majors could take. I practically had to start over. It's ridiculous.

The best tip I can offer for admission is to enter UNCC as a declared psychology major. It's simple to switch majors if you change your mind, but seemingly impossible to get into the program if you choose enroll as anything else.

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2 College Junior

Administration: There aren't a lot of things to get involved in. Many clubs at the student union require you to be part of a minority group to join. There isn't much going happening on campus for events or livelihood. Registration policies are the most frustrating thing ever. By the time your registration date comes - all courses are usually full and rarely do profs ever give permits. UNCC doesn't have a variety of classes to choose from. The courses offered are the same every semester. Usually even with the same teacher at the same time. The school doesn't provide enough courses or courses large enough for students to be able to get into what they need. It can result in taking longer than average to earn a degree. Students for most all majors are required to earn a second major or a minor in addition to their major. Attendance is usually relatively strict in courses. Work loads are heavy.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Once become familiar with the area - you'll discover that there's a whole lot more to do than you thought. There's an amusement park, many recreational parks, bars, clubs, shopping malls, places to get food, museums, gyms, etc. In terms of attitude towards students - on campus I've found that for the most people other students are often unfriendly and it's difficult to make friends at this college.

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school is surrounded by a ton of off campus "student" apartments that lease by bedroom. They advertise as student apts, but aren't restricted to students. Due to the low cost of living and many utilities included - drug dealers, criminals, etc. often end up rooming with you. The crime rate in the University Area is among the highest in the city. Off campus apts are unsafe; break ins, theft, assault, and other crimes are really common. Landlords try to make their communities appear safe by hiring someone like a delta security guard who do nothing. Newly built apts are nice, but the rest are run down. No matter where you live, unfortunately, landlords aren't kind or fair. They take huge advantage of students and care little about the safety or lives of their residents. They often don't aware residents of any specific crimes that take place at the complex so residents don't know the dangers taking place where they live. They exaggerate their amenities. Landlords are beyond helpful until you sign a lease. Living off campus does have it's pros: live more living space, a bedroom, and bathroom to yourself. The experience of living in one of these complexes will be a whole lot better if you know the others living with you. Some are very close to campus which is helpful, but they're among the worst. The Edge is the most deceiving and worst complex even though it's closest to campus. Parking difficulty varies. Don't be tricked! ALL off campus apts advertise that they're almost full, only have 10 spaces left, etc. to pressure people into leasing there. At the end of this summer most complexes gave students incentives like $1,000, free months rent, or expensive prizes just for signing with them. They say lease early for best prices. Again, they drop prices and run specials later even after they say it's the last time.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Every fast food chain imaginable surrounds the campus. There are some Chinese food places, but they're really expensive and the quality of food isn't good. The workers at all of the Chinese food places are so rude, and cruel to customers. Several sport bar restaurants are in the area that are good if you want to sit down to eat. Applebees, TGIF, and a couple other similar style restaurants are relatively close by. A Chipotle just opened and is extremely popular among college students. There's a little bit of everything around the school. Not many places do student discounts still. Dominos does and stays open until 3 am every day which is very convenient if you're hunger late at night. Jimmy Johns also stays open as late and delivers for free. They have some good subs, and usually pretty fast getting your food to you.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The quality depends so much on the building you're assigned to live in on campus. A couple new building were recently built and are likely nice inside. The worst of the worst are the high rises. They were supposed to be torn down over 10 years ago, but still remain. They're run down and filthy from the inside out. The dorm rooms in them are the smallest rooms I've ever seen. Luckily, I never lived in them, but visited friend who did. Bathrooms were usually dirty and they are the only on campus housing that's very inconveniently far away from classes. Every I know who has lived in them said they were miserable. It's mostly for freshman, but not always. UNCC makes enough money to be able to offer so much better than that for its students. The cost also depends on the building and floor plan you're in. Overall, for out of state students like myself - it's very expensive and unaffordable. Living on campus is an opportunity I couldn't afford financially, but wish I had been able to, because it's the easiest way to meet people and make friends.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very strong or as big of a deal here as it is at many other universities. Some Greek life students live in Greek Village which is on campus dorm style houses with limited availability. A few Greek organizations have run down off campus houses. Of those, only some members reside in the house full time while numerous members live elsewhere. I've searched for information about what sororities are available here, what each about, their reputations, etc. It isn't easily available information for students to find. There are some, but not many fraternity parties. Every now and then a sorority or fraternity might host a blood drive as a fundraiser, but other than that, there's not much campus involvement.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Very convenient and more reasonable than commuting from further away. However, off-campus housing is still quite close to campus, and the typical noises and parties pervade into the complexes around campus.

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4 College Junior

Administration: Very few policies hinder enjoying my academic and social life. However, since I never lived in a dorm and since most of my social events are not school-related, I am not bothered much if they are stricter than I know.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Once again, Greek life is of little interest to me, so I pay little attention to it. There are signs and giant Greek letters scattered about the campus, but the engineer's Greek life options are limited (and having full schedules all the time doesn't make Greek life much more appealing).

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: "Nearby" still means walking for upwards of twenty minutes (the perks of a large campus, I suppose), but there is a great variety of restaurants scattered around the perimeter.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Everyone really does their own activities and we are old enough to know what we are doing.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Only recently did my school develop large scale intramural sports.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It is okay. Mostly I am only there to sleep.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: My school is not a party school, though if you are looking for a party you will find one.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The city s fifteen minutes away where you can enjoy fancy restaurants and go to concerts. Contrary twenty minutes in the opposite direction you can enjoy country living. I consider the location very safe and has a good atmosphere.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is living around a lot of college students who are to say the least broke so the area is as best as can be expected without being too bad.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: As a freshman my class sizes are very big so I have not gotten to really know my professors. The class in itself is very enriching and the material is taught very well.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I am not sure on what the statistics of finding a job with a degree from my school is but I know that the career center works very hard with upperclassmen or whoever goes to help employ and get internships. They also hold a career fair where hundreds of employers come to recruit.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I have been walking to my car late at night lately from the library and there are always police cars if anything happens as well as the emergency phones. There is also safe ride where you can call and they will take you where you need to go.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am loving my professors so far and UNCC does a great job at helping students get linked with internships because there are so many great options in the city! Career fairs are held several times each semester and can almost guarantee you an awesome internship if you show up prepared with business attire and plenty of resume copies.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Uncc has many different options for majors and professors are generally great! the registration process can get very frustrating because classes fill up quickly and many people find it difficult to graduate on time. UNCC has few general ed course requirements compared to other UNC-system schools, which in nice for us.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: UNCC is very diverse and I rarely experience any kind of racist action or words. Students here are ready to learn and build each other up.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a transfer student and so far my time adjusting has been smooth and easy. Advisors are very flexible and knowledgable because they are used to dealing with students who are indecisive about their major choice and can offer and variety of personality tests to point them in a positive way.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in a sorority on campus for the first time this year and as a junior I must say I am going to have the best last 2 years of college. When a student leaves for college they are leaving their family behind. Greek life offers students a variety of "families" to join and these amazing people help enhance the person you are in order for you to excel through college before entering the career world.

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