University of north carolina  charlotte
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (also referred to as UNC Charlotte, UNCC, or simply Charlotte) is a public research university in Charlotte, North Carolina. It offers 65 Master's degrees, 139 majors in 75 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees and has the College of Arts + Architecture, the Cato College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the Belk College of Business, the William States Lee College of Engineering, the College of Computing and Informatics, and the University College. 
The university has 17 campuses. 


The University has 10 acres of outdoor gardens, a tropical plant courtyard, a flourishing greenhouse. The first CATS light rail train that pulled onto the campus connected it to the rest of the city, forever changing the landscape of UNC Charlotte’s campus. 

The University Recreation Center ( UREC ), is a 148,000 sq. ft. space for student recreation and fitness. The facility features an indoor pool, multi-purpose courts, a cycling studio, an outdoor pool, group fitness studios, an elevated running/walking track, and multi-floor cardio and strength training equipment. 

There is also a Belk gym and Belk Pool.

The Calisthenic Outdoor Recreation Equipment (C.O.R.E.), is another area dedicated entirely to the physical fitness of students. There is also a Northeast Rec Complex.
UNC Charlotte's J. Murrey Atkins Library has over 3.3 million volumes, including 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, and approximately 75,000 journals, the vast majority available electronically, as well as an area for special collections. The simulation labs in the College of Health and Human Services offer a  life-like experience to students.  It is a recently renovated library and includes a ten-story tower.

Residing Options

The campus has 17 residence halls of varying capacities. Students can also choose to stay off-campus. However, the institution won’t be responsible for anything in such a scenario. The institution offers residence to a limited number of students in Pine Hall. Pine Hall is a community of apartments for independent living. One unit has four private bedrooms, a kitchen and a private washer and dryer and a bathroom. Students can also access a balcony or terrace and an added living room. There is also a common study hall and game room.  UNC Charlotte also offers a wide variety of dining options in different locations across campus available in all flexibility.  

Financial Aid

Only one application is required to apply for all types of financial aid; it is commonly referred to as the “FAFSA”. Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment are all considered financial aid. The institution offers Federal grants like - Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study (FWS),
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant. (TEACH is not a need-based grant. There could be a requirement of repayment if the service agreement is not fulfilled by the recipient.)
Institutional Grants like State Appropriated Grant (SAG), Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) are also provided to students who fulfil the criteria. 

Jobs Facts and Figures

UNC Charlotte offers 23 doctoral, 64 master’s and 140 bachelor's degree programs. Top recruiters for the university include Bank of America Corp. (BOFA); Duke Energy Corp; TIAA-CREF; Carolinas Healthcare Systems; Wells Fargo & Co.; Wells Fargo Bank and Novant Health. The majority of students enrolled in the university are Whites followed by Black or African American, Hispanic Latino, and Asians. Talking in terms of salary, girls earn around $36,890 - $75,685 while boys earn approx. $44,210 - $88,419. The undergraduates earn about $42,450 - $84,272, while MS degree holders have salary ranging between $48,996 - $90,858. Wells Fargo & Co. pays the maximum salary of about $111,769, while Bank of America Corp. (BOFA) pays between $57,622 - $103,180 to the university’s graduates.


The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. UNC Charlotte is the Charlotte region's biggest higher education institution. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT / KCLT) is the nearest significant airport to the university. This airport is 17 miles from the North Carolina University centre. One could take a bus to the University from Charlotte Airport (CLT) via Transit Center-Bay V, Transit Center-Bay C and JW Clay Station Bay and reach in about 1h 51 m.  The Niner Transit buses of UNC Charlotte are free and function on a daily basis except on the days when the university is closed. The Lynx Blue Line goes to Charlotte Uptown and Charlotte South. Students receive the service free of charge. The Charlotte Area Transit System, or CATS, 29 bus line, also serves UNC Charlotte. Bus 29 stops close to East Deck 1 and runs on Independence Blvd from JW Clay / UNC Charlotte bus terminal to Walmart. Zipcar Rentals offers hourly or daytime rentals of cars on campus. For each student, Charlotte Wheels provides free bicycle membership and 1 free ride per hour a day. Connected to one of the fastest increasing towns in America, UNC Charlotte is a big, dynamic university. Its hot and sunny location, flourishing society, and excellent academics are just a few reasons attracting so many students for their higher studies.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 61%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 148
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 22
TA Appointments 92
RA appointments 136
Research funding $10,265,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018

Civil and Environmental

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) offers possibilities for disciplinary and multidisciplinary graduate education in Civil and Environmental Engineering and associated fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the employment growth for the civil and environmental engineering graduates will be 20%, nearly double the domestic average of all occupations, and four times greater than any other engineering discipline by 2022. The Department provides a Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) with the choice of graduating with a concentration in one of the following six civil engineering fields: Structures, Geotechnical Engineering, Transport, Environmental / Water Resources Engineering, Land Development Engineering, and Energy Infrastructure. The graduate programs include  Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES). The PhD programme in Civil Engineering is in the process of approval at the moment. The M.S.C.E. program needs a baccalaureate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, while the M.S.E. degree provides learners who may not have a baccalaureate in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a more discipline-specific research program. Advanced training and research are used to enhance professional development and technical skills and initiate a life-long learning experience for the students.

  • List of Labs - Infrastructure, Design, Environment & sustainability Center (IDEAS); Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education; Center for Transportation Policy Studies 

Engineering Management

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) is one of the thriving and comparatively fresh departments at UNC Charlotte's Lee College of Engineering. The program offers concentration fields such as Energy Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Logistics and Supply Chains, and Systems Analytics through flexible curriculum and levels. The department offers Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (BSSE) and graduate degrees of Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) and a PhD in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES). The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) degree from UNC Charlotte can also be seen as an alternative to an MBA.  The program is multidisciplinary, combining aspects of sophisticated research with company and system operations research and organizational behaviour in different engineering fields. For those aspiring to a career in managing projects, programs, systems and organizations, the MSEM program is the best option for them. INES involves faculty from a variety of disciplines including civil and environmental engineering, geography and earth sciences, engineering management, engineering technology and architecture as well as associated economics and finance, ecology, biology and chemistry disciplines.

  • List of Labs -  Center for Lean Logistics and Engineered Systems (CLLES); 


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science (MEES) has specialists in precision engineering, engineering of motorsports, bioengineering, metrology, computational techniques, mechanics and equipment. The department offers an undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) with concentrations in Motorsports, Energy and Biomedical Engineering. The Graduate Programs include Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.M.E.), Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. Graduates can find careers in many fields including design, analysis, construction, research, education, justice, and leadership. The Master’s level programmes enable learners to acquire knowledge in a number of fields including metrology, manufacturing, bioengineering, motorsports and automotive engineering, power engineering, heat and fluid science, strong mechanics, materials engineering and science and mechanical control and instrumentation. The PhD program is intended to provide learners with research-level expertise in a mechanical engineering focus region as well as wide-ranging knowledge in focus areas related to mechanical engineering. Graduates are working in many sectors ranging from Michelin's automotive globe, Hendrick Motorsports, Ford, Firestone, and Schrader Automotive to Duke Power, Frito-Lay, Hewlett Packard, AMP, and Reliance Electric, to name a few.
The B.S.M.E. with a Concentration in Biomedical Engineering program is designed for learners interested in Biomedical Engineering specific and systematic practice and education. At Charlotte University of North Carolina, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES) synergizes researchers' knowledge to give rise to research, growth and practice in biomedical engineering using a systematic strategy. 

  • List of Labs - Lab Center for Precision Metrology; North Carolina Motorsports and Automotive Center
  • Area of Expertise - Biomedical Engineering; Motorsport Engineering; Metrology; Precision Engineering; Fluid / Thermal Sciences; Materials Engineering; Manufacturing

Computer Science

The Computer Science Department is the biggest department in the College of Computing and Informatics. The CS Department provides undergraduate degrees (B.S. and B.A. in Computer Science) to its learners with concentrations in Data Science; Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Gaming; and Software, Systems and Networks. The structure of B.A. in computer science is less rigorous than that of the B.S. The Master of Science in Computer Science builds amongst students abilities and expertise in computer systems and applications planning, design, execution, testing and management. The Department of Computer Science also offers 3 minors: Minor in Data Science; Minor in Artificial Intelligence and Minor in Software Systems or an undergraduate certificate in Game Design. The College also provides programs of Honors and Early Entry. The active research areas in the Department of Computer Science include Algorithms, Big Data Analytics, Biomedical Imaging, Communication Networks, Computer Vision, Data Mining, Haptics, Distributed Systems, Heuristic Search, Image/Video Processing, Intelligent Systems, Interactive Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Knowledge Based Systems, Knowledge Discovery, Machine Learning, Multimedia Databases, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Scientific and Information Visualization, Soft Computing, Software Engineering, Virtual Reality, Visual Analytics, and Wireless Networks.  The Computer Science Department was the university leader in external funding per faculty member in 2017.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed to providing high-quality educational programs in a research-intensive environment to boost technological, economic, and social growth of the entire society. The department offers undergraduate programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering and graduate programs leading to Master’s and PhD degrees. A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.C.E.) degree have been designed to strengthen the concepts and design and analysis techniques fundamental to the discipline. A Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) degree has both thesis and non-thesis options. The ECE department offers a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, which provides advanced knowledge and research experience in a chosen area of electrical and computer engineering. The areas of research include Analog, mixed-signal, and RF electronic circuits; Communication and signal processing; Computer engineering; Control systems; Electromagnetics; Optoelectronics and microelectronics and Power systems. Graduates have a wide range of job opportunities on their plate as power engineers, communication engineers, digital design engineers, test engineers, embedded system developers, network engineers, control engineers, project engineers, robotic system engineers, optoelectronic engineers, application engineers, analogue engineers, medical product engineers, and process engineers.

Annual fees for Indians $27,000
Annual off-campus living $6,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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