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 30,000 students. Located in the state’s largest city—one of fastest-growing in the United States—the University offers competitive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, with proximity to internships, research opportunities and other career-launching activities in areas shaping the future of business, healthcare, 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.

Download the GEAR UP VR app from the iTunes store or from the Google Play store.


Quality Research and Academics

Major variety. With more than 200 programs of study, 140 graduate programs and the ability to be a part of groundbreaking research, UNC Charlotte can help make your dream career a reality.
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Vibrant Student Life

With a diverse mix of people, cultures and ideas, our campus is a place of inclusion. A city within a city, UNC Charlotte’s campus provides the variety and excitement of a large campus, with plenty of opportunities to be engaged and find your niche.
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Niners Making a Difference

Niner Nation's students, faculty and alumni are changing lives and improving outcomes in their classrooms, careers and communities. Here are their stories.
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