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About UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Charlotte, North Carolina. UNC Charlotte was founded in 1946 and now enrolls around 30,146 students a year, including 24,175 undergrads.

UNC Charlotte offers housing for up to 6,039 students. Most students live off campus,.

UNC Charlotte's endowment was valued at $83.584 million in 2021. The institution spends around $9,057 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 20 UNC Charlotte undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 UNC Charlotte Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 86%
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $3,812
Out-of-State $17,246

UNC Charlotte Regular Decision Deadline 2022

UNC Charlotte Early Admission

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to UNC Charlotte is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
UNC Charlotte admits 86% of students that apply early action.

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UNC Charlotte Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into UNC Charlotte. Around 80% of applicants get into UNC Charlotte each year. In 2021, 15,863 out of 19,946 total applicants were accepted.

UNC Charlotte Waitlist 2021

UNC Charlotte reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into The University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UNC Charlotte, applicants must submit the following items.

UNC Charlotte Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for UNC Charlotte

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UNC Charlotte.

Does UNC Charlotte Require Test Scores?

UNC Charlotte does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does UNC Charlotte Have Student Housing?

Yes! UNC Charlotte provides on-campus housing for up to 6,039 students.

UNC Charlotte students are active in the school's Triveni (Indian Students Association), Art & Mindfulness and Allied Health Coalition. International Festival, GoldRush Week of Welcome, and and 1st Home & Homecoming Football games are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UNC Charlotte.

Financial Aid at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,699 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is UNC Charlotte a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UNC Charlotte

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UNC Charlotte, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,299 students who started at UNC Charlotte as first-time freshman, 1,247 graduate within four years.

Around 65% of students who started at UNC Charlotte earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 70% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $57,144 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,932 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UNC Charlotte sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UNC Charlotte a good school for you?

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Where is UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte is located in the suburban setting of Charlotte, North Carolina, less than an hour from Charlotte.

If you want to see UNC Charlotte for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Charlotte, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte Douglas International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UNC Charlotte and Charlotte are like without leaving home.

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College Info

9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

UNC Charlotte Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Charlotte is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Charlotte is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at UNC Charlotte is like? There are approximately 30,146 students enrolled at UNC Charlotte, including 24,175 undergraduate students and 5,971 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from NC and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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