The University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Narrative Description

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9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Tel: (704)687-2000
Admissions: (704)687-2213
Fax: (704)510-6483
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1946. Setting: 1,000-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $96 million. Research spending 2003-04: $24.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6384 per student. Total enrollment: 19,846. Faculty: 1,164 (810 full-time, 354 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8,848 applied, 72% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 89% from top half. Full-time: 12,728 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 3,147 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 80 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 22% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 24 members of the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, medical history, no criminal record, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 10/15 for early action. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $2129 full-time, $533 per term part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,241 full-time, $3061 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $1344 full-time, $398 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5304. College room only: $2724. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Program Board, Student Government Association, Resident Student Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Greek Week, International Festival, Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 4,386 college housing spaces available; 4,234 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. J. Murrey Atkins Library with 916,218 books, 2.1 million microform titles, 10,599 serials, 52,096 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $8 million. 1,400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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