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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how University of North Carolina at Charlotte ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte was awarded 115 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UNC Charlotte as #532 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 56 colleges in North Carolina, UNC Charlotte is ranked at #14.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UNC Charlotte?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a competitive 66%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to UNC Charlotte submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 560 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 550 to 640 )
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UNC Charlotte received ACT scores from 70% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte  ( 22 to 26 )
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Learn more about University of North Carolina at Charlotte admissions.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of North Carolina at Charlotte is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of North Carolina at Charlotte enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UNC Charlotte is 26%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  26 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Excellent Overall Diversity at UNC Charlotte

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 23,914 undergraduates at UNC Charlotte with 20,597 being full-time and 3,317 being part-time.

UNC Charlotte Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 86.93 out of 100, UNC Charlotte is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.93 out of 100
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How Much Does University of North Carolina at Charlotte Cost?

The overall average net price of UNC Charlotte is $16,943. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UNC Charlotte

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,476 $13,323 $17,310 $20,668 $21,763

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UNC Charlotte, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UNC Charlotte, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $7,025 a year. That adds up to $28,100 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNC Charlotte is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UNC Charlotte Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UNC Charlotte make around $44,000 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future UNC Charlotte graduates since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at University of North Carolina at Charlotte make the most money.

Location of University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Contact details for UNC Charlotte are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704-687-2000
Website: https://www.uncc.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UNCCharlotte
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UNCCharlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 85 majors graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Of these students, 5,974 received undergraduate degrees and 1,869 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Science 463 $56,000
Communication & Media Studies 427 $32,800
Finance & Financial Management 386 $44,800
General Psychology 377 $26,500
Business Administration & Management 250 $38,100
General Biology 227 $29,100
Nursing 218 $56,100
Marketing 213 $38,100
Mechanical Engineering 211 $61,200
Criminal Justice & Corrections 201 $32,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of North Carolina at Charlotte along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UNC Charlotte

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 8,108 students took at least one online class at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This is a decrease from the 8,275 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8,108 1,414
2016-2017 8,275 1,517
2015-2016 6,851 1,458
2014-2015 6,056 1,374
2013-2014 5,161 1,307

Learn more about online learning at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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