UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. Our unique role within the University of North Carolina system is to focus our teaching, research and community outreach and to find solutions to the challenges facing the Greater Charlotte region. We play an integral role in bettering the social, cultural and economic life of the city and region and creating a future beneficial to all North Carolinians of the southern piedmont.
With 25,300 students –including 5,000 graduate students and 900 doctoral students – UNC Charlotte is the largest higher education institution in western North Carolina. With a legacy of exceptional teaching, deep commitment and broad application in community activities, UNC Charlotte is a key force in sustaining the quality of life that makes Charlotte famous. With our knack for applied research – seeking practical solutions to market opportunities, in collaboration with business and industry – we help ensure a dynamic economic base for our region.