The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Located in the piedmont of North Carolina, it is conveniently situated just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. UNC Charlotte is a large public university with a small college feel; more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.

Quick Facts

  • Founded
    1946

  • Accreditation
    Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Doctoral/Research Intensive institution
    Reclassified in 2000 by the UNC Board of Governors

  • 7 colleges
    Colleges of Arts + Architecture, Business, Computing and Informatics, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Services, and Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • Programs*
    78 Bachelor's degree programs
    61 Master's degree programs
    21 Doctoral degree programs

  • Total enrollment
    28,062 (Fall 2015)
  • Campus
    1,000-acre wooded campus
    Approximately 75 buildings
    8 miles from Uptown Charlotte

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Consistently in the top 5 universities nationally for number of startups per million dollars of research funding

  • Research
    434 new research grant awards that exceeded $47 million in 2015

The William States Lee College of Engineering

For over 50 years, The William States Lee College of Engineering has been one of the finest engineering colleges in the Southeast. In the disciplines of civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering science, systems engineering and engineering management, and engineering technology and construction management, we have been educating leading engineering professionals.

The success of the Lee College of Engineering is tied to our philosophy of teamwork and application. Starting from the freshman year, students participate in hands-on projects and activities. All undergraduate and graduate students work and learn with top faculty. Through the involvement of area businesses and industry professionals, students gain valuable real-world experience.