The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, also known as UNC Charlotte, UNCC, or Charlotte, is a public research university located in Charlotte, North Carolina
UNC Charlotte offers 21 doctoral, 64 master’s, and 90 bachelor’s degree programs through nine colleges: the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Belk College of Business, the College of Computing and Informatics, the College of Education, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Health and Human Services, the Honors College, and the University College.
UNC Charlotte has three campuses: Charlotte Research Institute Campus, Center City Campus, and the main campus, located in University City. The main campus sits on 1,000 wooded acres with approximately 85 buildings about 8 miles (13 km) from Uptown Charlotte.
The university is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region, which is the second largest banking center in the United States.
UNC Charlotte is classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranked the university’s undergraduate program 199th overall among national universities. Washington Monthly ranked the university in its National University rankings based on the university’s contribution to the public good. Forbes also ranked the university among its annual rankings of overall higher education programs, and within its research universities category. In 2015, American City Business Journals evaluated and ranked the top 484 public colleges and universities in the United States based on selectivity, advancement, prestige, costs, diversity, and community. In the publication, UNC Charlotte was ranked at #137 landing in the top 30% of public universities.