Five reasons you should apply to UNC Charlotte

Thursday, January 16, 2020

UNC Charlotte has become this region’s research powerhouse. With nearly 30,000 students and counting, its trajectory is skyrocketing.

Most impressive, the University continues to attract a diverse and unique student body. In fact, students hail from 47 states and 105 countries, and nearly 40 percent of undergraduates are first-generation college students.

Add in 49er athletics—which is on fire, by the way—more than 400 student clubs, 160-plus academic programs, UNC Charlotte Center City in uptown Charlotte and an undeniable 49er spirit that’s apparent the moment you arrive, there are lots of reasons to choose UNC Charlotte.

However, we’ve narrowed our list down to five of our favorite reasons you should to apply to be a 49er!

IT’S LOCATED IN THE HEART OF A DYNAMIC CITY

Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest and most vibrant city—with opportunities for internships and jobs as well as access to entertainment, professional sports, first-rate museums and a wide-array of restaurants. As a banking, business and tech start-up hub, the city offers world-class internships and career experience at companies like Bank of America, Duke Energy, Amazon, Lowe’s and Atrium Health as well as local tech startups like AvidXchange and Red Ventures. In fact, Forbes just ranked North Carolina as the best state for business, with Charlotte serving as the state’s business epicenter.

ITS BEAUTIFUL, CONTEMPORARY CAMPUS WILL SURPRISE YOU

Situated on 1,000 acres in north Charlotte, the sprawling campus is truly breathtaking. With much of the campus core clad with exposed red brick, the sightlines read quintessentially academic. Brand-new residence halls dot the landscape, joining a 10-floor library with glass-walled study rooms, as well as a central Botanical Gardens, covered by a canopy of blooming flowers in spring and summer, providing a great escape from studying and a popular location for graduation photos. If that weren’t enough, the new University Recreation Center offers more than 140,000 square feet of dedicated health and wellness space—to be followed by a state-of-the-art science facility to propel our STEM programs even further! 

Check out the virtual tour and see the entire campus for yourself!

SMALL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IGNITE THE SCHOLAR IN YOU

With a 19:1 student-faculty ratio, students experience a welcoming learning environment that encourages participation. While many professors conduct research, they make teaching a priority so they can get to know their students and help them discover and cultivate their passions. Faculty encourage students to build connections through active learning and real-world, hands-on projects. Because classes are small, it’s easy to connect with faculty mentors, meet guest speakers, network and find career paths.

YOU CAN STUDY ABROAD IN 70+ COUNTRIES

Embrace new cultures and perspectives, learn a new language, travel independently or with a group! Choose from programs that range from a single semester to year-long or over spring break and summer. The University provides global experiences in countries around the world such as Spain, Australia, France, Switzerland, Argentina, England and more. Participate in specific programs like “Italy: Architecture Semester in Rome” or “England: Shakespeare in England.”

CONVENIENT ACCESS TO LIGHT RAIL MAKES EXPLORING A BREEZE

The UNC Charlotte Main Station on campus brings the convenience of light rail to the University’s doorstep, unlocking unparalleled connectivity between UNC Charlotte and the neighborhoods, business and entertainment opportunities of the entire city. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town, finding a study spot in a local coffee shop in the NoDa arts district, or catching a ride to uptown Charlotte, light rail makes it easier than ever for students to explore the city. Covered by students’ tuition and fees, UNC Charlotte students receive an all-access pass loaded onto their 49er student ID that allows unlimited access to all Charlotte Area Transit (CATS) services for no added charge.

Ready to apply?

UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for Fall. To apply, visit admissions.uncc.edu.