Welcome to Niner Nation — Home of the Charlotte 49ers
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university and the third-largest university in the UNC System, boasting nearly 30,500 students. Located in the state’s largest city — which is ranked No. 16 nationally and among the fastest-growing in the U.S.— the University offers competitive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, with proximity to internships, research opportunities and other career-launching activities in areas shaping the future of business, technology, health care, education, energy, data science, and other key fields. This supports Niner Nation’s singular commitment to address the Charlotte region’s most pressing economic, cultural, environmental, health, and social needs.
students are shaping the future of their community
receive financial aid
of Niners are first-generation college students
The five-year Strategic Plan calls on the UNC System to achieve ambitious goals. Progress toward these goals and metrics will be achieved through the hard work and commitment of institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.
UNC Charlotte has identified five “Prioritize” metrics within the Strategic Plan: low-income completions; five-year graduation rates; undergraduate degree efficiency; critical workforce credentials; and research productivity.
Tour UNC Charlotte!
Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, VR headset, or through the GEAR UP NC VR app. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.