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2016-2017

ADMISSIONS.UNCC.EDU THIS IS

UNC CHARLOTTE


ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A 49ER? UNC Charlotte is the fastest growing university in North Carolina and recently ranked one of the ten most innovative colleges in the country. Our large university with a small college feel, warm and sunny locations, and outstanding academics are just a few reasons why students stake their claim at UNC Charlotte. Niner Nation is growing. Join us.

WHAT’S THIS

ALL ABOUT?

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BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

CATCH A CONCERT, BASKETBALL, OR VOLLEYBALL GAME

CHEER ON YOUR 49ERS IN THE FOOTBALL STADIUM

THIS IS UNC CHARLOTTE Students love our 1,000 acre residential-style campus. There is a place for everyone here. From our state-ofthe-art academic buildings, to new student and athletic facilities, and even botanical gardens and greenways, this campus community has it all! Located 8 miles from uptown Charlotte, the university is in an area called University City.

TAKE A W CAMPUS G

STAY FIT AT THE SAC FITNESS CENTER


RIDE THE LIGHT RAIL TO UPTOWN CHARLOTTE FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP

WALK ON THE GREENWAY

CATCH A MOVIE AT THE STUDENT UNION THEATRE

LIVE ON CAMPUS AND WALK TO YOUR CLASSES

LEARN IN STATE-OF-THE-ART ACADEMIC CLASSROOMS & LABS

MEET UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS FOR A STUDY GROUP


ACADEMIC

PROGRAMS College of Arts + Architecture Architecture Art Art Education Ceramics Digital Media Fibers Graphic Design Illustration Painting Photography Print Media Sculpture Art History Dance Performance Choreography & Theory Dance Education Music Choral/Music Education Instrumental/Music Educ. Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance Theatre Theatre Education College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Africana Studies Health & Environment Anthropology Applied Anthropology Biological Sciences Cell Biology/Physiology Ecology/Environmental Microbiology Chemistry Biochemistry Communication Studies Health Communications Mass Media Organizational Public Advocacy Public Relations Criminal Justice Earth & Environmental Sciences English French

Geography Geographic Information Science & Technology Urban & Regional Planning Urban, Social & Economic Geology German History International Studies African Studies Asian Studies Comparative Studies European Studies Japanese Latin American Studies Mathematics Actuarial Science Statistics Mathematics for Business Actuarial Science Economics/Finance Operations Research Meteorology Philosophy Physics Physics & Comp. Eng. (dual) Physics & Elec. Eng. (dual) Physics & Mech. Eng. (dual) Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Sociological Social Psychol. Social Problems and Policy Organizations, Occupations, and Work Spanish Applied Language Literature and Culture College of Health and Human Services Exercise Science Neurodiag. & Sleep Science* Nursing Public Health Respiratory Therapy* Social Work * Transfer students only

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES, MAJORS, MINORS, CONCENTRATIONS, AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS Belk College of Business Accounting Economics Business Liberal Arts Finance Accounting Risk Mgmt & Insurance International Business Management Business Analytics International Management Organizational Management Talent Management Management Info. Systems Bus. Intelligence Analytics Systems Analysis Marketing Marketing Analytics Operat. & Supply Chain Mgmt College of Education Child and Family Development (B-K) Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades Education English/Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Special Education Adapted Curriculum General Curriculum Special Ed & Elem Ed (Dual) K-12 Licensure & Minors Art Dance Music Theatre French German Spanish Reading Education Secondary Education Science Social Studies English Mathematics Teach English as 2nd Lang. Urban Youth & Communities

The William States Lee College of Engineering Civil Engineering Energy Infrastructure Environmt./Water Resources Geotechnical Land Development Structures Transportation Computer Engineering Construction Management Applied Energy and Sustainable Systems Electrical Engineering Power and Energy Systems Engineering Technology (ET) Civil ET Applied Energy and Sustainable Systems Electrical ET Applied Energy Fire Safety ET Fire Safety Fire Protection Mechanical ET Applied Energy Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Energy Motorsports Systems Engineering Energy Systems Engineering Management

Special Programs Air Force ROTC Aerospace Studies American Studies Army ROTC Military Science Biotechnology Business Languages Cognitive Science Entrepreneurship Film Studies Gerontology Languages Chinese Classics Francophone Studies French German Italian Japanese Latin Portuguese Russian Spanish Language Translation Leadership Studies Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Women’s and Gender Studies

College of Computing and Informatics Computer Science AI, Robotics, & Gaming Bioinformatics Cyber Security Data Science Financial Services Informatics Human-Computer Interaction Information Technology Software Engineering Software, Systems & Networks Web & Mobile Applications

For more details, visit: academics.uncc.edu


ABOUT US


NINERSBY THE NUMBERS

DEGREE PROGRAMS

ACRES of Main Campus

Student Organizations

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral

1. College of Arts + Architecture 2. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 3. Belk College of Business 4. College of Computing & Informatics 5. College of Education 6. William States Lee College of Engineering 7. College of Health & Human Services 8. University College

MILES

to Uptown Charlotte

STUDENTS ENROLLED:

8

Student-to-Faculty

Average Class Size

24

BEST VALUE NATIONALLY

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS

FRESHMAN CLASS

EXPERIENCE DIVERSITY Out-Of-State

Countries

States

MOST POPULAR MAJORS *Based on Incoming 2015 Freshman

Minority

Engineering Business Administration Computer Science Communications

Countries for Study Abroad Nursing Psychology Education Biology

OF FRESHMEN LIVE ON CAMPUS

LIGHTRAIL Coming to Campus


MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS Prestigious academic experiences for select students. »» Levine Scholars Program »» Crown Scholars Program »» Albert Scholars Program »» Belk Scholars Program

HONORS PROGRAMS Distinguished enrichment programs for select students »» College of Arts + Architecture Honors Program »» Business Honors Program »» College of Computing & Informatics Honors Program »» College of Education Honors Program »» Departmental Honors Programs »» University Honors Program

Honors Programs

25 Honors Societies

In addition to applying for university admission, students interested in merit scholarship or honors programs must submit separate applications for these programs. Eligibility requirements and deadlines vary. Please visit admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/honors for details.

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TUITION AND OTHER EXPENSES

NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $6,763 per year Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $19,934 per year

On Campus Housing: $5,910-$9,660 per year Housing prices vary depending on residence hall

Freshman Meal Plans: $4,180-$4,560 per year Meal plans vary depending on option selected

For a full breakdown of costs, please visit studentaccounts.uncc.edu


FINANCIAL AID finaid.uncc.edu Financial Aid at UNC Charlotte consists of grants, scholarships, loans and student employment. Last year, 74% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

To apply for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1, prior to the start of the next academic year. File your FAFSA early! The priority application deadline is March 1. The federal school code for UNC Charlotte is 002975.

SCHOLARSHIPS scholarships.uncc.edu Once you apply for admission, you can begin building your profile in the NinerScholars portal. There’s no need to wait for acceptance to begin creating your profile.

information from your admission application is automatically transferred into your profile based on your login credentials.

Once your profile is built, you’ll immediately be matched with scholarships for which you’re eligible. Then you decide which you want to apply for.

ABOUT US

Building your scholarship profile is fast and easy. Most of your


LIVING ON

CAMPUS Living on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and UNC Charlotte’s facilities are among the finest you’ll see anywhere. »» More than 5,000 students live on campus and another 10,000+ live within a few miles of campus. »» Freshmen are not required to live on campus »» About 80% of freshmen live on campus »» Students choose from tower, suite, or apartment style residence halls »» Tours of residence halls are offered at select daily tours and at every Open House event


FRESHMAN HOUSING OPTIONS housing.uncc.edu With 20 residence halls and a Greek Village on campus, the Niner Nation community offers friendships and accommodations that will make you feel right at home. Living on campus offers a location convenient to your classes and an opportunity to immerse yourself in an active student life. It’s a proven fact that students who live on campus have higher GPAs and graduation rates.

Choose from a variety of housing styles that include newly renovated towers and new suite-style residences. Consider applying for a learning community to get connected to friends in your major or area of interest.

APPLYING FOR HOUSING housing.uncc.edu You can complete the online housing application at housing.uncc.edu after you are admitted to the university and have submitted your intent

The housing assignment process is based on when you submit your housing application. In order to maximize your options and be given your first choice in room selection, you will want to apply for housing as soon as possible after you are admitted.

LIVE HERE

to enroll. The application opens in January.


Photo Courtesy of CRVA

RESEARCH UNIVERSITY + MAJOR CITY

ALL ABOUT

2nd

CHARLOTTE

CLIMATE Temperature

LOCATION

Sunny Days/Year

400 Miles Washington D.C.

72 212 °F

DESTINATIONS Beach

3

Hours Away

Mountains

2

Hours Away

LARGEST BANKING CAPITAL

168 Miles Raleigh

130 Miles Asheville 245 Miles Atlanta

UNC Charlotte 209 Miles Wilmington

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Carolinas HealthCare System Wells Fargo Bank of America American Airlines Lowe’s Companies Duke Energy of students complete internships, co-ops, or experiential learning

FORTUNE 500 Firms in Charlotte

291


Carowinds

MAJOR LEAGUE SPORTS Charlotte pro sports include the NFL Carolina Panthers, NBA Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Checkers hockey team, Charlotte Knights Triple-A baseball team, and NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

OUTDOOR RECREATION Ride a roller coaster, go boating on a lake, have a whitewater rafting adventure or explore scenic parks Bank of America Stadium

and trails.

ARTS & MUSEUMS Visit NoDa, a historic arts and entertainment district, or find our oustanding uptown museum galleries. Charlotte is a cultured city that loves art in all its forms. You’ll find a lot to inspire you.

Uptown EpiCentre

LIVE MUSIC Charlotte’s music scene is big on variety. Catch everything from seasonal music festivals, theatre productions, and concerts with big name performers.

Charlotte’s shopping scene fits every style and budget. Browse high-end malls, major department stores, boutiques, specialty shops, outlet malls, and home decor stores.

LIVE HERE

SHOPPING


THE NINER NATION SPIRIT Charlotte’s athletic teams are nicknamed the 49ers in honor of the importance of the year 1949. The city of Charlotte first opened a temporary school of higher education in 1946 (The Charlotte Center) to handle the influx of servicemen returning from the war. In 1949, founder Bonnie Cone successfully fought to make the school a permanent institution. Thanks to that can-do attitude and pioneering spirit, and in honor of the importance of the year 1949, the school’s athletic teams were nicknamed the 49ers - a nickname that was adopted in 1962.


CHARLOTTE 49ERS

ATHLETIC TEAMS »»

Baseball

»»

Gold Dusters Dance Team

»»

Softball

»»

Men’s Basketball

»»

Football

»»

Men’s Tennis

»»

Women’s Basketball

»»

Men’s Golf

»»

Women’s Tennis

»»

Cheerleading

»»

Women’s Golf

»»

Men’s Track & Field

»»

Women’s Cross Country

»»

Men’s Soccer

»»

Women’s Track & Field

»»

Men’s Cross Country

»»

Women’s Soccer

»»

Women’s Volleyball

GET INVOLVED

UNC Charlotte is home to the 49ers, who represent the school through eighteen varsity men’s and women’s sports. The Charlotte 49ers compete on the NCAA Division I level and are a member of Conference USA. With all these sports, there’s always a 49er team in action throughout the year. So paint your face, don your green and white and we’ll see you at a 49ers game!


EXPERIENCE DIVERSITY You will experience diversity in a variety of ways. You may choose to diversify your academic courses and enroll in a class such as Introduction to African-American and African Studies, or you may become a member of a student organization such as the Latin American Student Organization. Wherever your interests lie, we encourage you to explore opportunities to enhance your educational experience at UNC Charlotte.

MULTICULTURAL ORGS & ACADEMIC SERVICES »»

Asian Student Union

»»

Korean American Student Assoc »»

»»

Black Student Union

»»

Latin American Student Org

»»

Building Better Brothers (B3)* »»

»»

Caribbean Connection

»»

Middle Eastern Student Society

»»

Vietnamese Student Association

»»

Feminist Union

»»

Native American Student Org

»»

University Transition Opportunities

»»

Iranian Student Org

»»

PRODUCE*

»»

LGBTQ- Pride Spectrum

Strong Women of UNC Charlotte Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE)*

Program (UTOP)*

*Multicultural Academic Services - Visit mas.uncc.edu for more information


STUDENT ACTIVITIES 375+ STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

17 Learning Communities 39 Sororities & Fraternities 28 Public Service Organizations 45 Intramural & Club Sports 78 Pre-Professional Organizations 32 Multicultural Organizations 28 Religious Organizations 50 Special Interest Organizations ...and many more!

STUDY ABROAD IN MORE THAN 40 COUNTRIES

GET INVOLVED


VISIT CAMPUS EXPLORE UNC CHARLOTTE OPEN HOUSE: Meet faculty, staff, and students, tour campus and residence halls, and hear informative presentations. The event is held from 9am-2pm on the following Saturdays:

October 22, 2016 November 5, 2016 March 18, 2017 April 29, 2017

DAILY CAMPUS TOURS & INFORMATION SESSIONS: Plan your visit now and discover all that UNC Charlotte and the City of Charlotte have to offer. We look forward to showcasing our quality academic programs, modern campus facilities, and active student life. Your exciting future as a 49er begins with your first visit!

Includes an overview of UNC Charlotte in a group presentation by an Admissions counselor, and a tour of campus led by a current UNC Charlotte student. Your visit experience will last approximately 2.5 hours. Monday - Friday and select Saturdays. Reservations Req’d.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. TO REGISTER FOR AN AVAILABLE DATE AND TIME, PLEASE VISIT ADMISSIONS.UNCC.EDU/VISIT. WE SUGGEST MAKING RESERVATIONS SEVERAL WEEKS IN ADVANCE AS SPACES FILL QUICKLY.


TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF CAMPUS: VIRTUALTOUR.UNCC.EDU

VISIT & APPLY


ADMITTED FRESHMAN PROFILE The middle 50% of admitted freshmen have:

3.8-4.5

3.2-3.7

Weighted GPA

Unweighted GPA

1050-1220

1130-1280

22-27

2-part, old SAT

Conversion of old SAT to rSAT

ACT

MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS Necessary for all students under the age of 21 »» 4 units of English »» 4 units of Math (Equivalent to Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math course beyond Algebra II) »» 3 units of Natural Science (a biological science, a laboratory science, and a physical science) »» 2 units of Social Science (U.S. History and another history, civics, or economics course) »» 2 units of the same Foreign Language

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS Application Completed* By: Notified of Decision By: »» Nov 1 ......................................... Jan 30 »» Feb 1** ...................................... April 1 * A complete application (application, application fee, transcript, test scores) must be submitted by the deadlines above in order to receive a decision by the notification deadline. ** Completed applications submitted after Feb 1 but before June 1 are considered on a space available basis.


GETTING IN!

Everything you need to do for admission happens through your Future 49er Portal. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to go online to create your own account - it’s easy! It’s your connection to the admissions office at UNC Charlotte and will walk you through everything you need to do between applying, scheduling tours, and stepping onto campus your first year.

HOW TO APPLY: »» »» »» »» »»

Apply online at admissions.uncc.edu Submit $60 Application Fee Submit your official high school transcript Submit official SAT or ACT scores SAT Code: 5105 ACT Code: 3163

DECISION CRITERIA »» »» »» »»

Academic course selection in grades 9-12 Overall academic performance (GPA) SAT or ACT scores Extracurricular activities

VISIT & APPLY


CONNECT WITH UNC CHARLOTTE

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facebook.com/ UNCCharlotteFuture49ers

facebook.com/ UNCCharlotteParentsofFuture49ers

#FUTURE49ER Office of Undergraduate Admissions | Cato Hall | 9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223 | 704.687.5507 | admissions@uncc.edu 40,000 copies of this document were produced in September 2016, at a cost of $24,400, or $0.61 each.

Freshman Brochure 2016 2017  

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