University of North Carolina--Charlotte

According to the school, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the region's leading public higher education institution and urban research university, and a driving force of growth, discovery and innovation for the metro Carolinas. UNC Charlotte provides a pioneering learning experience that prepares graduates to become active citizens of the world. Frequently recognized for contributions to higher education, and for outstanding faculty and the leadership role it plays in the region, UNC Charlotte is proud to offer many programs and services on and off campus to support students by fostering a fundamental understanding of diversity and community. Founded in 1946, the campus sits on 1000 wooded acres with approximately 85 buildings just 9 miles from Uptown Charlotte. It is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region and the fourth largest of 16 constituent members of the University of North Carolina. A wide array of bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees are offered in the seven colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, and Health & Human Services. UNC Charlotte is renowned for business-university partnerships engaged in applied research in exciting fields such as engineering, business, architecture, and information technology, involving both undergraduate and graduate students in cutting-edge real-world experiences. The UNC Charlotte campus is like a small, thriving city full of dynamic, creative, and diverse people who are immersed in planning projects, starting conversations, sharing ideas, and making things happen. More than 5,000 students live on campus, and have the opportunity to get involved in more than 350 student organizations. Additionally, UNC Charlotte currently has 18 mens and womens athletic teams that compete in the NCAAs Conference USA. Committed to the pursuit of excellence, 49er athletes succeed on and off the courts and fields. Ultimately, the true foundation of a university is the great minds and enthusiasm of its students and faculty. UNC Charlotte is proud to have approximately 1,000 passionate and committed faculty members (of the full-time instructional faculty, nearly 85% hold the highest degrees attainable in their fields). Our more than 100,000 living alumni -- with an addition of 4,000 to 4,500 new alumni annually -- are a testament to the strength of the students in our university community.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1946 N/A Semester $169.7 million + 9201 University City Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28223 (704) 687-8622
overall score total score state city online paying global
31 100.0 North Carolina Charlotte 242 237

Overall Score

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Score 31

Graduation and Retention Rates (22.5%)

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6-year graduation rate 57%
High school counselor score (out of 5) 3.6

Faculty Resources (20%)

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Classes with fewer than 20 students 29%
Classes with 50 or more students 24%
Student-faculty ratio 19:1

Student Selectivity (12.5%)

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Fall 2016 acceptance rate 62%