WELCOME TO UNC CHARLOTTE
NORTH CAROLINA’S URBAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, is a force for discovery and innovation. Every day we stake our claim as a major driver of the social, cultural and economic life of a region that includes one of America’s largest financial and energy industry centers. As part of the nationally acclaimed University of North Carolina system, UNC Charlotte provides a premier learning experience that equips students to succeed in a global, knowledge-based economy. The University contributes to the vitality of the region by providing resources, research and faculty expertise to businesses and organizations.
Founded as the Charlotte Center in 1946, UNC Charlotte was conceived in response to the demand by returning World War II veterans seeking higher education through the G.I. Bill. In 1949, center founder Miss Bonnie Cone convinced pioneering business and community leaders to save the fledgling institution, which became Charlotte College. In 1965, through the tireless efforts of many of Charlotte’s leading citizens, Charlotte College became The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
From these modest beginnings, UNC Charlotte has grown exponentially in academic standing and diversity. With a student body of approximately 28,700, we offer 23 doctoral programs, 62 master’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in 77 fields. UNC Charlotte’s first-year students are among the most academically talented and diverse in the University’s history. The University continues to add more doctoral candidates with significant gains internationally. Through quality educational programs and community outreach, UNC Charlotte is deeply engaged in the day-to-day business of making the Charlotte metropolitan region a stronger, better place to live and work. Whether you’re a student, parent, employee, alumnus or other friend of the University, UNC Charlotte offers countless ways to Stake Your Claim.
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