University of North Carolina at Charlotte Top Questions

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Kassandra

It's a great option and I have not had any problems here! The only downsides are: the football team is new so they're getting started and there is a lot of construction currently because the school is growing. PLUSES: Off-campus student living is nice and all inclusive, the campus is beautiful!, and there is honestly a huge diversity on campus.

Ryann

I love UNC Charlotte. It a growing campus and has a lot to offer academically and through extra-curriculars. There are over 350 student lead clubs and organizations so, there is something for everyone. The campus is very clean and the people are welcoming. You will feel right at home after the first week.

Luke

I love UNCCharlotte. It has so many opportunities that I wasn't offered at my last institution. That is if you take advantage of it.

praful

excellent school

Cynthia

I really like UNCC because the professor is excellent. The online course is challenging and well organized. Moodle provides a variety of tools to access information, share, collaborate and receive feedback.I believe the University you go to greatly influences whether you would even be considered for a job. With the job market so tight in this recession, you have to do all you can do to get a good education at a University that will carry weight and influence when it comes time to find employment.

Jasmine

I love UNC Charlotte. It is a great school filled with highly determined and educated individuals. I love being surrounded by people who are just a diligent as I am when it comes to my school work. Another things that I love about my school is it's campus. UNC Charlotte has one of the most beautiful campus's I have ever seen. The only two negative thing that I have to say about my school is one, I do not feel like the advertise certain events or upcoming activities good enough. I know many students, including myself, that have missed many activities and important deadlines, due to the lack of reminders, and notifications. The second thing that I do not care for about my school is the food served in the Cafeteria. I do not want to go too far into the subject of Crown Commons food, but let's just say things really need to change.

Tara

The best aspect of UNCC is the diversity of people attending the school, with such a mix of people many opinions and ideas arise. If I could change one thing about the school it would defiantly be the parking situation, its so stressful looking for a spot if you don't get there at the right time and I've seen over ten car accidents so far during the school year and have even gotten into one myself. UNCC is the perfect size, with most things in close quarters its easy to find your way around or grab a bite to eat. Depending on where they go to school or where they went to school many people don't realize how amazing UNCC is and what a great school is. Most people feel its not as competitive as other NC universities. I spend most of my time on campus in my classes or in the library. Charlotte defiantly is a college town in the university area, so many places to go out, shop, and eat. My opinion of the administration of UNCC is that these people work really hard to make UNCC the school it is, and its continuously expanding! There is a ton of school pride especially during basketball season, and many more to come once the 49ers are playing football!

Kathleen

Coming to UNC Charlotte changed my life. Many people describe this school as "a city within a city." Living in Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing cities in America, provides unlimited opportunities for networking, job shadowing, and internships. In addition, the international component of both the city and the school make life global and exciting! Of course, because we're in a city, UNC Charlotte gets the reputation of being a "commuter school" with very little on-campus activity and a lack of college pride. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. The prospect of a football team in fall 2013 has generated a lot of spirit here at Charlotte, as well as our men's soccer team national championship game this past fall. And while only a few students live on campus, nearly everyone lives in the surrounding apartment complexes -- there are always places to go and people to meet! One of my favorite parts of living in Charlotte is the overall atmosphere. It's the perfect balance of city-meets-college-town. With the city only a short drive away, we have access to nightlife, restaurants, and businesses; however, life around campus is very close-knit. My friends and I find that we have connections to so many different groups of people. I feel like only at Charlotte can you know one person and meet five new friends all at the same event! And best of all, we're in the South; the food is great and the people are genuinely as sweet as the iced tea.

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Karen

My overall opinion of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is excellent. We are constantly building and adding new majors to the system. UNCC has a new three-story Student Union that includes restaurants, pool tables, a movie theater, and much more! The layout of the Charlotte campus is large, but most of the classes located in central campus are accesible in a 5-10 minute walk from other classes, dormatories, and the parking decks. The school pride and spirit is constantly increasing and we are expected to have a football team with the first game in Fall 2013! Our sport program and teams are outstanding! I will never forget the time we played and beat Tennessee at Time Warner Arena!!

Juan

My overall opinion is that this school is just the right size, even tough some classes might be quite large most of them are not bigger than about 50-100 students. This school doesn't really have a "college town" and most students leave on weekends so on weekends it's like a ghost town, this partly due to the fact that the majority of students live off campus. There is some school pride when it comes to basketball and soccer but overall it's not the biggest school on sports and so forth, hopefully that will change with the football stadium being built for 2013. The best advice I can give incoming freshman is to not live in the highrises because their really old, lack good AC in the summer and are far way from the student union and the best dining hall on campus.

Caroline

I love UNC Charlotte. As a school, the programs and professors are incredible. The best thing about the school is the location. You're so close to everything from the small towns around us and the big city. There are so many opportunities in a variety of majors. It often gets ignored as a school because of the lower admission requirements but there are so many opportunities for success for the students.

Jean

I would say the best thing about this school is that it is in the very north part of Charlotte, so you have this area devoted to the college lifestyle with UNCC discounts and college housing that is affordable and easy. This whole area where UNCC is located is known as "University" and the best part is that Charlotte is still so big, there is huge nightlife in downtown Charlotte and there is a ton to do, there are even buses that come to campus that you can take downtown if you do not have a vehicle. There is a huge concert arena right around the corner, a race track 10 minutes away and an enormous mall. There is plenty to do in Charlotte, the campus is fairly sized, many people, but mostly commuters. I spend most of my time in the student union where there are multiple restaurants, coffe shops, and even a movie theatre and pool table area. There are a lot of student events that you can be a part of here. UNCC is now in the process of building a football stadium so the school unity and spirit will increase, which for me may currently be the downfall but that is soon to change. The staff here is very personal and the departments are very encouraging and kind, they have helped me out numerous times with very last minute challenges. This school has made such an impression on me, through UNCC I was able to get an internship for Organizing for America and I worked on numerous candidate campaigns such as the Mayor of Charlotte's reelection campaign. Through this internship I was able to work a function with the Whitehouse for the President's visit to Asheville this past fall. UNCC has created amazing opportunities and friendships for me, as well as many other students.

Jazmine

I think UNC Charlotte is a great school! Everyone is beyond friendly and there is always an administrator, professor, friend, etc. willing to help you succeed! Majority of the time, there is always something to do on campus, whether it be an event sponsored by the Campus Activity Board (CAB), a sporting event, or an event held by the Resident Advisers (RA's) of the dorms. Academically, UNCC challenges it's students to not only think outside the box but to apply knowledge acquired in the classrooms to everyday life. Whereas some students may be afraid to ask their professors for help, there is a solution for that as well. There are several free tutoring options on campus in all subjects and the tutoring sessions are led by students and teacher assistants (TA's). Last but not least, there are a number of student organizations that one can join. They range from volunteer organizations, organizations strictly for certain majors, fraternities, sororities, and on up to a gospel choir. To top it all off, the campus is gorgeous and all construction has yet to be finished. Overall, I would say that UNC Charlotte is a spectacular university that offers it's students endless opportunities.

Oliver

The best thing about this school is the type of people that are here. There are some strange folk's but there are strange people everywhere. I really enjoy the friends that i have made here and almost everyone i have met is usually pretty nice. I would definitely change the campus police system. The campus police is more worried about catching people with under aged drinking tickets than trying to stop the muggings we have about once a month. Now, the population of this school is around 25000 students which might make it hard to try and stop the robberies going on but they definitely need to make a better effort. With a student population of 25000, you are always meeting new people and if you mess up a relationship with someone than there are a lot more people to start one up with. With this many students we definitely have some school spirit, our mens soccer team went to the championship round this year and over 150 students went to watch them 9 hours away. I do love this school and i will always remember the great times spent with my friends but i would like for the entire city to relax on underage college student drinkers. They need to catch people drinking drunk, not just drinking casually with a group of friends.

Oliver

The best thing about this school is the type of people that are here. There are some strange folk's but there are strange people everywhere. I really enjoy the friends that i have made here and almost everyone i have met is usually pretty nice. I would definitely change the campus police system. The campus police is more worried about catching people with under aged drinking tickets than trying to stop the muggings we have about once a month. Now, the population of this school is around 25000 students which might make it hard to try and stop the robberies going on but they definitely need to make a better effort. With a student population of 25000, you are always meeting new people and if you mess up a relationship with someone than there are a lot more people to start one up with. With this many students we definitely have some school spirit, our mens soccer team went to the championship round this year and over 150 students went to watch them 9 hours away. I do love this school and i will always remember the great times spent with my friends but i would like for the entire city to relax on underage college student drinkers. They need to catch people drinking drunk, not just drinking casually with a group of friends.

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I love UNCC; I dreaded the idea of going to UNCC my first semester with the intention of transferring to a "prestigous" school after my first year but realized that I had it good at UNCC and decided to persue my full undergrad here.

Aaron

I personally really do love this school....The professors are great and the classes are current and interesting

Mercedes

I love Charlotte. It was the best decision that I could have made when it came to deciding what college to attend. I especially love being a student-athlete here.

Ashley

The first thing that attracted me to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was its beautiful campus and positive environment. UNC- Charlotte is a wonderful place to experience college life; there are many opportunities on campus as well around Charlotte for anyone to make their dreams a reality. I spend the majority of my time in three places: the Student Union, the Library and the Gym. The Student Union is a great place to spend time with friends, find out about activities on campus and even study! The Library is also a place that i spend a lot of time in because it is a nice, quiet place to have study groups, write papers and find many resources. I also spend a lot of time in the gym working out as well as attending basketball and volleyball games. Here at UNC- Charlotte school spirit is a BIG deal! No matter what sports game you attend I can guarantee that you will see a section of Niner Nation cheering on their Charlotte 49ers!. I love UNC- Charlotte and I am so glad I made the discussion to become a 49er!

Melissa

UNC Charlotte is a great place to grow into the person you've always wanted to become. While 25,000 students seems fairly large for a school, the campus and University as a whole never seems to feel too large but just right. UNC Charlotte is definitly NOT a small university yet the fact many students are commuters give the school a homey vibe. The best thing about this school is the millions of ways to get involved to feel as if you actuallty belong to a family. With so many organizations on campus it is impossible to not find something that fits into your intrests and hobbies. If there was ever anything I would change about this school it would be that we would have a football team; yet now that we have a set date for a football team in Spring of 2013 I wouldnt change a thing. While UNC Charlotte isn't seen to be one of the most prestegious schools in the North Carolina system is it a growing school with a beautiful campus that I feel one day soon will be competing with UNC and NC State. The town in which the University is located is just perfect; it is 10 miles or so away from the city so you aren't constantly batteling traffic yet if you want to experience the bright lights its only a short trip down the road. While the town isnt exactly a college town in the sense you can walk around to resturants, or stores, I defnitly think it is getting there and with the expansion of our campus everything will one day be a lot closer and easier to commute to on foot. I spend most of my time on campus in Greek Village and in the Student Union. Being in a sorority has definitly helped me feel more comfortable in my own skin and I have since then become apart of the Student Goverment Association. Our student union is the largest in the state and has so much to offer and is always crowded with students; its a really great place to grab lunch, study, or meet a friend for Starbucks. The school pride is definitly rising with the outlook of football in our future and while I am not the biggest on games I know football will help increase the school spirit tremendously.

Chee

One of the best things about UNCC is student life. I have been very involved on campus since my Freshman year of college. There's just so much to do on campus and students should really take advantage of these FREE events! I spend most of my time in the Student Union, Cone Center, and the library (students got to study too!). If I could change an aspect of UNCC, I would change the service received from the Office of Financial Aid. 4 out of 5 times, I have received bad student service due to inaccurate information, very delayed responses via email, and rude personnel. While I do realize that handling over 25,000 students' financial aid package is a rough job and it may get frustrating at times, UNCC should really consider hiring more personnel to make the process flow smoother. The same applies to the Office of Study Abroad.

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