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UNC CHARLOTTE UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS                                                                                                                UNC CHARLOTTE UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
                                                                                                                                                     What an exciting time for students to be exploring UNC Charlotte!

                                                                                        49er Facts
                                                                                                                                                     We are pleased to have you as a partner in seeking quality applicants to one of the most dynamic and diverse
                                                                                                                                                     universities in the country! This is an exciting time for our growing university, as we are opening three new buildings
                                                                                                                                                     and will be competing on new student recreational facilities this year. Plus, we have just broken ground on our new,
                                                                                                                                                     on-campus football stadium and are looking forward to our first football game in the fall of 2013.
                                                                          It’s Great to Be a 49er
                                                                          » Ranked “Top 10 Up and Coming National University” by U.S. News           Admission Criteria Admission to UNC Charlotte requires graduation from an accredited high school with specific
                                                                            and World Report                                                         high school academic courses, a competitive cumulative high school GPA in those academic areas, and competitive
                                                                          » The City of Charlotte was ranked the #1 city in which to live and work   SAT or ACT test scores. We are looking for credentials that indicate the student will be academically successful
                                                                          » The fastest growing campus in the UNC system                             throughout college.
                                                                          » The only university to have 3 Carnegie Foundation Professors
                                                                            of the Year on faculty
                                                                                                                                                     Minimum Course Requirements The state of North Carolina requires minimum course requirements to be
                                                                                                                                                     considered for admission to any of the 16 North Carolina public institutions. Keep in mind that most admitted
GPA and TEST Scores          Student Profile
                                                                                                                                                     freshmen exceed these requirements. (Minimum required courses are listed to the left.)
 Profile of middle 50%       »   25,063 total students enrolled
 of incoming freshmen:       »   19,755 Undergraduates
                             »   Degrees: 86 Bachelor’s, 62 Master’s, and 19 Doctoral                                                                Applying for Admission To apply, freshmen students must submit the items listed below. Once all of these are
       3.4 - 4.0             »   80,000+ alumni                                                                                                      submitted, their application will be considered complete, and will then be reviewed for admission. We recommend
     Weighted GPA            »   300+ student clubs/organizations
                             »   14:1 student-to-faculty ratio                                                                                       that students apply early, in the fall of their Senior year.
      1480-1730              »   Average Class Size: 33
                             »   30% minority
                                                                                                                                                         •	Online application for admission
       Total SAT
                             »   13% out of state                                                                                                        •	Non-refundable $60 application fee
        21-26                »   Students from 97 NC counties; 46 states; 107 countries                                                                  •	Official high school transcript
                             »   47% male; 53% female
       Total ACT                                                                                                                                         •	Official scores for the SAT or ACT (the writing section is required)
                                                                                                                                                         •	Recommendation letters and essays are not required for admission
Required High School Courses                           Estimated Costs per Academic Year          A Growing, Energetic Campus
                                                     » NC Resident Tuition & Fees: $5,440         » 1,000 acre campus
Necessary for all students under the age of 24
                                                     » Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $17,205       » New this year: Spruce residence hall; EPIC;
                                                                                                                                                     Deadlines and Notifications After applications are complete, they are reviewed on a rolling basis, with notification
» 4 units of English                                 » Housing & Meals: $7,500                      the Center City campus in Uptown Charlotte;      decision deadlines as shown below:
» 4 units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry,                                                             Motorsports complex; new student recreation-           Complete by October 15.................... Decision by December 15
  Algebra II, and Advanced Math course                        Division I Athletics                  al facilities; Football kicks off in 2013!             Complete by December 1...................Decision by March 1
  beyond Algebra II)                                   Men’s                         Women’s
                                                                                                  » $65M, 196,000 sq. ft. Student Union
» 3 units of Natural Science (a biological             Baseball                    Basketball                                                              Complete by February 15...................Decision by April 1
                                                       Basketball              Cross Country        opened August 2009
  science, a laboratory science, and a
                                                       Cross Country                              » $35M Bioinformatics Building opened fall               Complete by March 30...................... Decision by April 30
  physical science)                                    Golf                                         2009; first “green” or Leadership in Energy
                                                                                      Softball                                                       Students can check the status of their application at their convenience via the Future 49er Web Portal.
» 2 units of Social Science (U.S. History and          Soccer                          Tennis       and Environmental Design (LEED) certified
  another history, civics, or economics course)        Tennis                   Track & Field       building on campus
» 2 units of the same Foreign Language                 Track & Field                Volleyball    » $33.2M Woodward Hall (Computer Science,          Applying for Financial Aid Federal financial aid is primarily in the form of student and parent loans plus Pell
                                                            Football kicks off in 2013
                                                                                                    Biology, and Engineering programs) opened        Grants for lower income families. All freshmen students, regardless of family income, qualify for the Federal Direct
                                                                                                    November 2005 and is the largest building on     Student Loans in the amount of $5,500. We encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal
                                                                                                    campus occupying 585,000 sq. ft.
                                                                                                                                                     Student Aid (FAFSA) at to determine any assistance which may be available. Financial awards
                                                                                                  » New academic buildings opened in the last 5
                                                                                                    years: College of Education Building;            will be sent to the student’s UNC Charlotte email address.
                                                                                                    Robinson Hall for Performing Arts; Grigg Hall
                                                                                                    (Physics & Optical Science); Duke Centennial     Scholarships The Office of Student Financial Aid maintains a scholarship search database to help students
                                                                                                    Hall (Engineering); College of Health &          locate and apply for scholarships on campus. More information can be found at
                                                                                                    Human Services Building
                                                                                                                                                     Index.html. In addition to reviewing the online scholarship database, incoming freshmen may want to learn more
Fee Waivers
                                                                                                                                                     about the Levine Scholars Program, which requires an online nomination from the student’s current high school
 » Prospective freshmen applying for admission with a College Board or NACAC fee waiver must submit the online application in their Future           counselor. Each year, the Levine Scholars Program awards 15 scholarships to incoming freshmen who present an
   49er Web portal.                                                                                                                                  excellent academic record, demonstrate a commitment to community service, and possess a capacity for ethical
 » The CFNC application does not support applying with a fee waiver, so students must use the UNC Charlotte Future 49er application.                 leadership. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room and board, books, a laptop computer, a grant
 » When students complete their online application, they are asked if they will be using a fee waiver to pay for their application fee. If they
                                                                                                                                                     to implement a service project of the scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop
   answer yes, then they are allowed to submit their application without payment. However, the student’s application will remain incomplete
   and unprocessed until we receive their College Board or NACAC fee waiver. Students should not choose this option if they are not positive         leadership skills, social awareness, and an international perspective. The total value of the Levine Scholarship is
   that they are being provided a fee waiver, because they can’t go back and choose another payment option later.                                    estimated at $90,000 per in-state student and $140,000 per out-of-state student. More information is located at
 » Please note: Only prospective freshmen (current seniors in high school) are eligible for approved College Board or NACAC fee waivers to 
   cover their application fee.
                                                                                                                                                     Visiting Campus There are two options for students to visit UNC Charlotte - a campus tour and/or Open House. We
                                        Create a Future 49er Web Account to:                                                                         encourage students to attend both since each visit will offer different experiences. Reservations are required, and
                                                                                                                                                     can be made via their Future 49er Web Portal. More information is available at We also
                                        »   Apply for Admission                                                                                      encourage counselors to visit campus and would be happy to schedule your visit for you. Please call in advance
                                        »   Register for a campus visit                                                                              for availability.
                                        »   Register for Open House
                                        »   Check the status of your application                                                                     A website just for Counselors For your convenience, we have gathered helpful information geared specifically to
                                        »   Ask a question
                                                                                                                                                     high school counselors and placed it in one online site: Please visit this site
                                                                                                         for a direct link to the Counselor Web Portal, and helpful links for admission requirements, academics, and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4,000 copies of this document were produced in August 2011, at a cost of $1271.00, or $.32 each.
                                  CAMPUS CONNECTIONS
Undergraduate Admissions                   704-687-2213           
Athletics                                  704-687-4937           
Meal Plans                                 704-687-7333           
Financial Aid                              704-687-2461           
Housing                                    704-687-7501           
Registrar’s Office                         704-687-5505           
Office of Disability Services              704-687-4355           
University Honors College                  704-687-7197           
ROTC (Army)                                704-687-8101           
ROTC (Air Force)                           704-687-8100           
Study Abroad                               704-687-7755           

                                        HELPFUL LINKS
Undergraduate Catalog            
Counselor Web portal             
Admissions Staff Directory       
Academic Calendar                
Student Activities               
Levine Scholars Program          

                                    COLLEGE DIRECTORY
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences         704-687-4303           
College of Arts & Architecture             704-687-4841           
College of Business                        704-687-7577           
College of Education                       704-687-8722           
College of Engineering                     704-687-8244           
College of Computing & Informatics         704-687-8379           
College of Health & Human Services         704-687-8645           
University College                         704-687-3679           

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