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Definitely a college education

Jul 29 2014Finance
Definitely a college education is beneficial, but please encourage students to gain work experience while pursing their degree so that their resume will be balanced with education and experience.
Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Banking Customer svc Preparedness: C Reputation: B
Jun 18 2014Economics

Bring plenty of condoms.

Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: - Reputation: -

Don't come in freshman year undeclared regardless of

Sep 22 2014Psychology
Don't come in freshman year undeclared regardless of what you're advised to do. Freshman who come in with a declared major are automatically part of the program. I entered Undecided and there's a ridiculous amount of pre-requisites I must complete before I can even apply to be accepted into the department. Not only that - they spontaneously dropped the BA in Psychology. I was done with the degree but due to department requirements to declare & the extreme difficulty getting into courses you need to take (they're always full - UNCC doesn't make enough courses to be able to just enroll in gen eds let alone other classes. There's also an extreme lack of variety what's offered. The small variety of courses stay the same every semester) Anyway, without warning they only offer the BS in Psychology & made the course requirements more difficult. Especially for students not planning to go into the research field after graduating.

If you have a disability I would strongly recommend you choose another university. UNCC is unhelpful & extremely unaccomodating compared to other colleges. They do not allow course substitutions so plan on at least 3 years math. Out of state tuition has increased incredibly since I started school here.

The University Area of Charlotte & the campus are very unsafe. Anyone who claims otherwise is ignoring the police messages we receive & the news. Specifically, last year CMPD vowed to try to create a program to help make the area safer. It didn't work out & the area has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Financial aid is a mess. UNCC provides next to nothing for university grants & scholarships.

The campus is very attractive, but not a lively one. Most buildings are either very nice or a dump. The library is big & mostly open 24/7 which is helpful. Parking on campus during the day can take hours to find a spot. Very few if any profs are compassionate or understanding. I've found a lot of arrogance & a "you struggling in my course is not my problem" attitude. Not a whole lot of school spirit here. Hard to get involved & would be nice if more exciting events took place set up by the school. Almost every major requires you earn a minor as well to graduate. Transient study permits are rarely approved as are transfer very many credits. It's seems their goal is to keep student enrolled her for as long as possible for financial profit. This years statistics showed that only 32% of undergraduates earn their degree in SIX YEARS here. Meaning most all students will be here way more than 6 years to get a bachelors degree. That's a very accurate reflection of all I started above.

4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A, Education Quality: F
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