University of North Carolina at Charlotte Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Breanna

That everybody is a commuter and that no one talks to eachother. Truth is, there are a lot of students that actually live on campus in the residence halls. Also, as I said before, people will come up and talk to you even if they don't know you. (fall 2015)

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Cynthia

It appears to me that the stereotype of graduate students are middle age women and people from India. As for my class, we are are all women, but I appear to be the oldest. Is it accurate? I would agree.

Lindsey

I honestly haven't been here long enough yet to have noticed a certain stereotype. We have a large Greek community that has done alot of good around the community and there are many on campus activities for everyone to partake in.

Meleah

The students at UNC Charlotte are so diverse that it is hard to classify them into stereotypes. There are a few stereotypes such as Fraternity/Sorority members, gamers, art students, and atheletes, but I think it is safe to say that the students at UNCC like to intermingle. The stereotypes aren't clearly defined and are only partially true in my experience.

Jenna

There are two main stereotypes about UNC Charlotte and neither of them are true. A lot of people refer to UNC Charlotte as a "commuter" which may have been true years ago but is rapidly changing. The university is packed full of students who live on campus, attend events and sports games (where you receive a lot of free goodies), and even enjoy the occasional golf game behind their dorms. I've heard UNC Charlotte being referred to as an "inferior school" compared to other universities in North Carolina. One thing to keep in mind is that UNC Charlotte is still a relatively "new" university and is still establishing itself. The buildings are beautiful, including the student union which was built not too long ago, and there is a lot of excitement about the brand new football field being built. I think any student would be proud to attend UNC Charlotte to help create its traditions instead of assimilating into traditions at a different school.

Tara

Honestly I haven't heard many stereotypes about students attending UNCC, other then it's very diverse. Which in this case I have to agree, there are so many different types of people attending UNCC its great!

Kathleen

Charlotte's biggest stereotype is that of being a "commuter school." Only a small percentage of students live on campus, and most of those are underclassmen. However, most students live within a few miles of the campus in the surrounding neighborhoods and apartment complexes. In reality, our on-campus housing options are growing rapidly, and student organizations are always hosting on-campus activities, no matter the day of the week! Another common stereotype for UNC Charlotte is that it's for people who "settled." In other words, it's not typically the first-choice NC school for many students. It's true; UNC Charlotte is a younger university without the reputation or statute of some other incredible universities in the state. However, students should remember that age does not always equal greatness! One of the biggest benefits to UNC Charlotte is its closeness to the city, which allows for incredible job opportunities, internships, and professional networking.

Amanda

One of the common stereotypes of the students at UNC Charlotte is that everyone is a commuter student and that no one stays on campus over the weekends. To an extent, I think this stereotype is accurate because many students at this school do go home over the weekend. However, there are a large majority of students, like me, that stay on campus and find ways to have fun on the weekends.

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Karen

The stereotype of students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is that our school is full of commuters. This stereotype is accurate. UNCC is expanding the on-campus housing, but the university area offers many nice apartment complexes and students choose to live off campus after their freshman year. Also, UNCC is increasing the number of online classes so it is easier for those going back to school.

Juan

I guess the biggest stereotype with the students at my school is that they are all commuter students.

Sheree'

At UNC Charlotte there is no particular "stereotype." There is a diverse population of people from all ethnicities, shapes and sizes. UNC Charlotte is a school where very one is welcome, and there is something that each individual can get involved with. Like many other schools you have the fraternities, sororities, and the athletes, but what is unique about UNC Charlotte is that this school offers over 350 organizations that students can get involved in. Therefore, each individual has something to be apart of, and no one is left out. UNC Charlotte is gradually expanding into a beautiful campus, and welcoming all open-minded students to come enjoy the ultimate college experience.

Sheree'

At UNC Charlotte there is no particular "stereotype." There is a diverse population of people from all ethnicities, shapes and sizes. UNC Charlotte is a school where very one is welcome, and there is something that each individual can get involved with. Like many other schools you have the fraternities, sororities, and the athletes, but what is unique about UNC Charlotte is that this school offers over 350 organizations that students can get involved in. Therefore, each individual has something to be apart of, and no one is left out. UNC Charlotte is gradually expanding into a beautiful campus, and welcoming all open-minded students to come enjoy the ultimate college experience.

Dustin

All of the above. Although through my experience there is less stereotyping then you would find in a high school. Everyone in college is more open-minded, as well as belonging to more than one stereotypical group, plus isn't it bad to judge people you don't know?

Jazmine

The students here at UNC Charlotte do not have a stereotype. From the very first time I began researching UNC Charlotte, they made it very clear that it was a very diverse student population. Upon arriving at UNC Charlotte, I was able to see first hand that this was true. Though the student population was indeed diverse, I did not notice a difference in the way the jocks, frat kids, stoners, geeks, etc. treated one another nor did I hear one talk negatively about the other.

Oliver

A stereotype that our school has is that we are all dumb people because it is not a tough school to get into. This is not true, there are plenty of smart individuals once you get into your major. During the prerequisites you do tend to meet some dumb folk's but once you begin your major you getting involved with people that are both book smart and street smart.

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That we're crazy! Most don't think of UNCC as being a school that has too many parties, but that couldn't be more incorrect.

Aaron

There really isn't a given stereotype at the University of North Carolina Charlotte...THe students come in all shapes and sizes. The university is a research campus and Is located in the heart of Charlotte so there is a wide range of students

Mercedes

The only stereotype that I have heard about UNC Charlotte is that we all are average since its believed that our school is easy to get into.

Melissa

UNC Charlotte is a very unique University due to the fact that it is right in the hub of Charlotte, NC. Charlotte is known to many as the melting pot of the South, and the students at UNC Charlotte fit into the stereotype associated with the Queen City in which the University is located. It brings me great pleasure saying UNC Charlotte does not have a 'stereotypical student'. This fairly young University has much to offer, with 25,000 diverse students we are made up of undergraduates, commuters, transfers, foreign and even graduate students. With many organizations on campus it is easy to spot a jock sporting 49er gear or a member of the Greek organization wearing their letters from those driven students you seem to always find in the library. While diverse, we are a community that is growing together to become a nation of 49ers. While their is no one organization on campus that stands out as a face of our University,UNC Charlotte's stereotypical student is someone you have never met before, someone you instantly click with, and even someone who inspires you to be a better person.

Chee

It common to hear that UNCC students are commuter students because of the stereotype that UNCC is a suitcase campus (students leave over the weekends and return to school on Monday). This stereotype is false, but somewhat true. Student life on campus is enriched with multiple activities, on-and-off weekend. For example, the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the main programming unit of student activities, is highly engaged on campus with multiple events per week. There's also Niners On the Weekend (NOW), a programming unit specifically tailored towards programming events on the weekends so that students may stay on campus the entire weekend. Student organizations, Greek life, SGA, and Student Niner Media are just a few of the various groups on campus that are actively involved with students on campus. Although the suitcase culture is changing, there are still students who do go home over the weekends. Also, more than half of the student body population commute to school (due to limited on-campus housing). Furthermore, UNCC purposefully schedules minimal classes on Friday, which encourages students to leave home on Thursday rather than Friday.

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