The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and offers a full range of majors and degrees. Originally founded as Charlotte College in 1946, it opened to fill the need that modern technology and returning WWII veterans created after the War. Although it began as mere evening classes in the Charlotte Central High School, it quickly became apparent that there was a need for a campus of its own. In 1961, Charlotte College moved into two new buildings on what was to become a 1,000-acre campus 10 miles from downtown Charlotte. Since that time, UNCC has become one of the area’s foremost research universities.

Now a research-intensive university, UNC Charlotte has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment of the 17 institutions in the UNC System and is the largest institution in the Charlotte region. The university comprises seven professional colleges and more than 3,700 faculty and staff, offering 75 bachelors, 65 masters, and 24 doctoral programs.

On the eve of only 75 years since its founding, UNC Charlotte continues to grow exponentially, now boasting more than 140,000 living alumni and adding more than 8,400 new alumni each year.

UNC Charlotte Fact Card

  • UNC Charlotte is located just 20 minutes north of Uptown Charlotte.
  • Charlotte is a quick (and free!) light rail ride away.
  • You’ve never been more connected…the light rail stops right on campus, and it’s free for students!
  • A unique academic culture.
  • The opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty on a self-contained campus.
  • Connected to the benefits of a large, booming city.
  • Relationships with many businesses and industries in Charlotte, creating dozens of networking opportunities with major employers through career fairs, networking events, and real-world projects.


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