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| I am not enjoying my time here at all. The school is full of shallow students, and the teachers (Graduates of Brown, Harvard etc.) must really think they are cool or something. This place is a COMMUTER school. There is no doubt about that. The area around the University is very shady. I would not recommend going on a walk outside of campus. I'm not the best student, but I've passed all of my courses. I'm constantly being told by PROFESSORS here that I can't keep up. Very annoying. There's a ton of international students here as well, and usually I don't have problems with them, but at times they can be very annoying. Charlotte is a nice city, but is home to a school that I will be leaving within the next semester. |
|Sep 01 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| Look, if you're thinking of going to UNCC, take a look around at other schools in a similar area or price range or chance of acceptance.|
UNCC has a halfway decent study abroad program... and that's the only recommendation I can make for it.
The campus is isolated, expensive, and unfriendly. Instead of hiring students to run the place, as at most schools, a bunch of jaded minimum-wage employees provide insane levels of bureaucracy. It's a commuter school, so expect a ghost town on the weekends and no recognizable community or school spirit. Parking passes are $415 per semester and spots are hard to come by - plan to miss classes because of this. Academic quality is lower than you'd get at a high-quality community college like CPCC. Nothing off campus is walkable, as you're marooned between two highways. You'll drive to hang out, drive to drink, drive to shop. In a STEM program, expect to need a translator to understand your professors. Oh yeah - check police reports for the campus area and be terrified. Robberies are rampant and murders aren't uncommon. That's right, at UNCC students find bodies around campus.
UNCC is probably your safety, your backup, right? It's the same for most of the other students there. Imagine what kind of a culture that breeds.
App, UNCG, Wilmington... these would all be much, much better choices.
I would love to recover my time at UNCC and spend it somewhere else.
|Aug 07 2013|| 5th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| I just turned 30 and am about to begin my Sophomore year earning my B.S. in Chemistry (Biochem option). I live on campus for the convenience (parking can be a nightmare) and the beauty of the grounds. Overall, UNCC is a pretty good school. The biggest problems I've had are with the Math and Physics departments. Many of the instructors speak English as a second language and this makes understanding the concepts they are trying to convey harder than it should be. I had to take one English class for Gen. Ed. and my teacher was beyond amazing. So far, the Chemistry department has been very helpful. One downside is with the way exams are graded. I think I had 5 out of the 8 exams last school year regraded. The chem. dept. is very picky about how they want your answers and a slight variation could cost you a couple points.|
There are plenty of ways to get help if you are struggling in a class. Most of the harder subjects have free tutors and supplemental instruction (SI) groups through the University Office of Academic Excellence, or resource centers within the department. I will be a SI leader for a chemistry course this fall. Basically, you show up (no appointment or pre sign up needed)for an hour long group study lead by a student who has taken the class before and gotten an A. The SI leaders also sit in on the lectures each weeks, so they will know what you just covered and what kinds of questions/help you may need before the session starts.
My favorite thing to do on campus is watch sports. Basketball and soccer games are really fun and there is usually a large turn out for both. I can only imagine how crazy campus will be once football starts this fall (tailgating is allowed).Advise: Make sure your teachers know who you are, especially when you have a class of 80+. I feel my teachers have been more understanding and friendly when I have taken the time to introduce myself and maybe ask a couple of questions at the end of class sometime towards the beginning of the semester. Also, if you get a DB account for your meal plan, it does NOT roll over to the next school year. So in April, everyone will be in there trying to spend the rest of their DB on non-perishables so they don't lose the money. I had about $450 left to get rid of and could have bought the same stuff at Wal-mart for under $200.The food is insanely overpriced at the Outtakes convenience stores. This year I'm going with an Optional Dining account. It basically works like a pre-paid credit account. You go online, deposit the amount you want, and go. You can also reload it at anytime,as many times as you need.
|Aug 01 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |