University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
(704) 687-5507
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public four-year research university originally established in 1961. The school currently serves more than 25,000 students and operates three campuses. The main campus is located in University City, while the other two are the Charlotte Research Institute and the Center City Campus. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked the school among the top 200 universities in the nation. In addition, UNC Charlotte’s online bachelor’s degrees and graduate programs in education and engineering also received recognition for their student services and technology and student engagement and accreditation.

Programs Offered

Students interested in attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte can choose from a number of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs that align with their interests and career goals. Majors include architecture, biology, engineering, economics, history, marketing, nursing, psychology, public health, special education, and theatre, among others. Individuals interested in distance learning options will also find a number of online courses and degree programs designed to serve the needs of working adults and non-traditional students. Available areas of study for online programs include, but are not limited to, education, business, and nursing. Hybrid courses are also offered for those looking for a combination of online and on-campus learning.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1957. The university has also earned specialized accreditation status for programs in health service administration, nursing, public health, and teacher education.


Undergraduate-level students can submit their application online via the school’s website. A $50 application fee is due at the time of submission. In addition to this application form, students should arrange to have their official high school transcripts and standardized test scores sent to the admissions office. Graduate students can also apply online with a $65 application fee due at time of submission. However, requirements can vary based on the specific program, so it is important to check with an admissions advisor for specifics.

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