UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. Since its founding in 1946, UNC Charlotte has transformed from a night school serving World War II veterans into a vibrant research university. This is one of the great success stories of American higher education.
UNC Charlotte leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity; exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs; and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. The University maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. It is the third-largest University in the UNC System.