Recent Alumnus 2010-08-10T04:52:00Z
For a constantly expanding university, the student parking situation is certainly improving. New buildings are being built, but new parking garages and parking lots are adjacently built, so that students may have the luxury of parking close to whichever building their business happens to be in. The student fees for parking appear to be high at first, but the professor and university employees share similar fees -- this seems just, as they use the same facilities the students do. I give them an A+ for accessibility, fairness, and cleanliness.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-10T04:47:56Z
Exciting & Diverse! The nightlife at UNCC is alive and well. Various student organizations hold meetings and social events for the whole of the student body to enjoy. These meetings present a safe and open environment for students of different cultural backgrounds to come together and discuss ideas and demonstrate who they are as individuals.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-09T22:13:34Z
Fantastic, Unbeatable Opportunities – Due to its geographic location in the South-Eastern portion of the United States, the diversity in students is very broad; many nationalities are represented, from African-American to Hispanic, from oriental to Caucasian. The individual students are very helpful to each other, and are helpful to the staff -- the grounds are kept clean, and the mentoring programs on campus are alive and well with students willing to share their understanding of classroom materials.
Whereas conflict may arise based on differences in social, cultural, and sexual backgrounds may arise elsewhere, they are acknowledged and celebrated with on-campus events and student pride organizations, open to all students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T01:05:30Z
If you dont make good enough grades you will be put on probation until then, if not your Fin Aid will be taken away.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T01:00:36Z
I just transferred here this year but the help i got so far was great. Didn't have any problems getting in contact with the people on the campus. The transition was very simple.
College Junior 2010-07-29T04:51:12Z
Charlotte is a great place to hang out and have fun. There are several great colleges in the area and tons of museums, stores, and restaurants to visit and have a good time. With the Panthers stadium right in the center of everything and local venues to visit if your into music there is always something for everyone.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T20:34:07Z
A Lovely Place to Be – There a lots of different academic programs that are geared for success and helping students reach their highest potential. The student services are staffed with amazing people and useful resources. Campus life is fun and always has some events planned. The facilites are being updated and are very clean.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T20:31:35Z
A Waste of Money – Our campus overcharges students for parking. There are not enough parking spaces on campus, therefore parking is not guaranteed. The parking decks are fairly resonable, however not a safe idea at night. There is no such thing as local or off-campus parking.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T20:24:27Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – I feel primarily safe at UNCC's campus. However, it is a large public university which makes it very open to outsiders. Campus Security does a good job at patrolling the campus to ensure each and every student, faculty, and staff's safety. Also, the resident halls and buildings are patrolled nightly.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T16:53:52Z
Strongly Lacking – While I love UNC Charlotte, we are hugely lacking in athletics. This is primarily due to not having a football team. Most schools live and die around their football program, but ours is non-existent; for now. They are, however, starting one in 2013 which should push the school into the upper echelon of North Carolina schools.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T16:48:27Z
Pretty Diverse Mix – I believe we have a pretty diverse mix of students at UNC Charlotte. There's a fair amount of white, black, and asian. I've met Spanish people, Europeans, people from the far east. It's a great place to become cultured. That said, I would have to say the majority of the students are probably white.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-24T16:44:11Z
A Plethora of Possiblilites – The off-campus dining around UNC Charlotte is amazing. There really is nothing you can't find. The university area has everything from fast food to family to high-end restaurants. I enjoy trying new things, so this area makes for a great sampling trove. Ishi is my favorite; it's a japanese (hibachi) express place with great service, cheap prices, and amazing food.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T17:20:24Z
As with every other university, parking is a problem. You just have to be early and try to get to the parking lots with least attendance, like the one far away from traffic.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T17:16:08Z
Drug Scene – The drug scene at UNCC is not a big issue, of course some groups show it more obvious than others after hours. Peer pressure has alot to do with this scene.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T17:10:17Z
Health & Safety:
Totally Safe – The campus in general, in all it's facilities is safe.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T04:34:49Z
Lots of people join them, but it lacks the big school feel of other schools' greek life.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T04:33:36Z
On Campus – There are lots of options of things to do at night on the Charlotte campus. Most clubs do things to try to reach new students in a fun way.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-18T04:29:35Z
State of the Art – Most of the buildings are very new and make students feel great to be there. The only buildings that are not special are the highrise dorms, but that is to be expected in dorms.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T18:39:29Z
Small School Trying to Be Big – UNC Charlotte is making a big push to grow to the size of the other, more popular state schools. Either they are growing the student population too quickly or not growing the faculty fast enough. Over half of my required courses for my major only had one time slot offered, and they often conflicted with each other, making scheduling a complete nightmare. Most of the required electives were not offered at all. My advisor had to make special arrangements with the Dean of the Business school becuase the classes that were required to graduate my senior year were not be offered, eventhough they were on my list of degree requirements.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T18:33:07Z
Guys & Girls:
Young and Dumb – UNC Charlotte probably has a larger Non-Traditional student base (age 25+) since it is in a larger city than a typical college town. However, the traditional students (18-24) have no clue about what is going on the world or how to deal with college courses. It's obvious most of them are used to having someone else do everything for them.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-02T18:25:50Z
Growing Area – There are a few apartment complexes around the university, but are not true "student apartments". There are a lot of new lofts and apartments being built and land being cleared around UNCC. A lot of changes have taken place in the last two years that have attracted more residences and businesses to the university area.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-26T15:19:34Z
Strict but in a Good Way – The police are always out and have designated "check points" late at night and into the early morning to catch people underage drinking. The policies are not a mystery though so you know what the punishments are upfront. Certain offences will get your housing suspended, others will get you flat out expelled. They are very strict on academic integrity; meaning cheating on tests or quizzes has extremely sharp consequences.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-26T15:12:00Z
Great City – I love the University area because everything you could possibly need is just right around the corner. All of the restaurants you can think of, Wal-Mart, Target,IKEA, Sam's Club everything is within 5 minutes driving. Having said that, this is definitely a city and campus in which you need your own transportation. I tried the first two months without my car and I had to fly home and then drive it back. The public transportation is not very user friendly, and there aren't any sidewalks in the University area, so basically you would be stranded or need to have someone drive you everywhere. If you have your own transportation you are good to go! I felt rather safe in the area. As long as you use common sense and are aware of your surroundings you should be just fine. Charlotte has several malls and smaller shopping centers within a 10-15 minute driving range. The University area is very popular.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-26T15:03:56Z
Love My School – The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an awesome school. Coming from the Midwest, the campus is gorgeous, well kept, and filled with friendly faculty and staff. I have had some amazing professors thus far. If you need help in a class, there are several options that are presented to fit your needs. I am a business major and the workload is heavy yet manageable as long as you keep up and follow your professors instructions as far as homework. The facilities are newer and the staff is incredible. You get the sense that people enjoy their jobs on this campus. Lots or positive energy; excellent environment for academic as well as personal growth.
College Senior 2010-06-21T03:44:08Z
Coffee Hour – I'm happy to say that the International program at my school is great. You can attend a "coffee hour" event where you sit and drink either tea or coffee in the afternoon and meet students that are Study Abroad from all over the world. In fact, our Study Abroad program is pretty amazing and I love being a part of it and knowing people from all over.
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