University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also called UNC Charlotte, is a public, coeducational, research intensive university located in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The university was founded in 1946. The main campus is located in University City (Charlotte). The campus is spread across an area of 100 acres. UNC Charlotte offers over 80 baccalaureate programs, more than 60 master degree programs, and over 15 doctoral (Ph.D.) programs through the following academic divisions:

  • Belk College of Business
  • College of Art and Architecture
  • College of Computing and Informatics
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School
  • The Honors College
  • William States Lee College of Engineering

The sports teams of UNC Charlotte are nicknamed the 49ers. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte , NC 28223-0001
General Phone: (704) 687-2000

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UNC Charlotte Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management992business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching608curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, gifted and talended education, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, special education, ...
Liberal Arts578Latin American studies, African-American studies, area and Cultural studies, language translation, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Engineering326engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, engineering management
Therapy and Counseling285psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, medical psychology, mental and social health services
Media248communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine242registered nursing, various nursing
Computer Science and Engineering230information technology, computer science, computer engineering
Science206biology, bioinformatics, meteorology, chemistry, geology, physics, optics, physical science courses
Security and Law Enforcement146criminal justice and safety, fire services administration
Family and Social Work144family studies, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Architecture and Planning105architecture, urban planning
Engineering Technician91civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, engineering technician
Art Studies57art studies, arts management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy53health and physical education, athletic trainer, kinesiotherapy
Mathematics50mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Fine Arts40fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy33philosophy, ethics, religion
Medical Administration27health care administration, public health education
Drama and Performing Arts20dance, drama
Music8music, music performance
Medicine1gerontology, public health
Medical Support and Technology0respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for UNC Charlotte in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,37575
Master's degree1,05860
Doctor's degree4517
Postbaccalaureate certificate116
Post-master's certificate12

UNC Charlotte Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNC Charlotte had a total enrollment of 22,388 students (19,187 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 14%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 24%
22-24 20%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina88%
New Jersey1%
New York1%
State unknown1%
(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%

UNC Charlotte Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 55 %

UNC Charlotte Room and Board (2007)

UNC Charlotte offers campus housing for 4,940 of its 19,187 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Charlotte, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UNC Charlotte Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math490590
SAT Writing460550
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT98%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT17%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UNC Charlotte Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,295
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,707
Room and board $ 6,800
Room charge $ 3,286
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,370
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
UNC Charlotte participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 297500)

UNC Charlotte Faculty

UNC Charlotte has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track146128
Non-tenured and not on tenure track89150

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year30$147,38611$129,194
Associate professorcalendar year7$120,4706$111,844
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year14$73,62719$58,454
No academic rankcalendar year3$85,4855$66,990
All faculty totalcalendar year55$120,57541$86,287

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year134$109,55829$101,590
Associate professoracademic year166$85,21991$76,568
Assistant professoracademic year138$72,294121$66,973
Lectureracademic year55$48,553107$46,450
No academic rankacademic year15$56,79119$54,071
All faculty totalacademic year508$83,319367$65,436

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UNC Charlotte Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports365389

UNC Charlotte Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Health/Medical Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General

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