UNC Charlotte Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of North Carolina Charlotte
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The University of North Carolina Charlotte has moderately selectively admissions. The university has a 63 percent acceptance rate and admitted students tended to have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. Strong grades in challenging college preparatory classes and solid SAT/ACT scores will be the most important part of your application. The university does not require an essay or letters or recommendation. Note that Art, Architecture, and Music have additional application requirements such as portfolios and auditions. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

UNC Charlotte Description

Located in North Carolina's largest city, UNC Charlotte has grown from a small teacher's college to a large comprehensive university since its founding in 1946. The university is made up of seven colleges, and undergraduates can choose from over 90 Bachelor's degree programs. Preprofessional fields in business, communications, criminal justice, education and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. The university has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, the Charlotte 49ers compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA (C-USA).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 28,721 (23,404 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53 percent male / 47 percent female
  • 87 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,763 (in-state); $19,934 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,940
  • Other Expenses: $3,207
  • Total Cost: $23,110 (in-state); $36,281 (out-of-state)

UNC Charlotte Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 72 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47 percent
    • Loans: 56 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,858
    • Loans: $6,793

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Finance, History, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field

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UNC Charlotte Mission Statement:

"UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics