Universities in Charlotte, USA
- Rankings & Reviews -

4 out of 4
  • Universities in Charlotte
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Charlotte
  • (15 institution and 7 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Charlotte
  • Among TOP 200

Charlotte has plenty of reasons in its favour for moving there, not least of which being its robust job market and it’s good cost of living.

When it comes to activities for enjoying in your free time, Charlotte provides ample opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities such as white water rafting and hiking, as well as plenty of museums and historical landmarks such as the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art or the Historic Rosedale.

PROS

  • A significant portion of Charlotte’s residents were not born and raised here, but are either from another state or another country, so international students feel that they blend in easily here.

  • Charlotte has one of the fastest growing job markets in the country, so there are lots of opportunities to be had. Among the most prevalent industries for employment we find aerospace & defence, automotive, biotechnology & pharmaceuticals, business & financial services, and energy.

  • Charlotte’s cost of living score is below the national average, even if not by a large margin but it still has a cumulative impact on the savings of the city’s residents.

CONS

  • A significant number of black residents express that they have experienced some form of racism here, whether it be getting stopped in the street while walking or running in their neighbourhood, or from other residents. This doesn’t apply to every area, but it is something to be aware of.

  • There is a light rail and bus service, but many locals don’t use it because it’s not the most reliable service. Instead, many Charlotte residents depend on the use of a car, and they recommend others to do the same.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Charlotte
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3) updated with University of North Carolina at Charlotte in position 101.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: THE University Impact Rankings - Quality Education (SDG4) updated with University of North Carolina at Charlotte in position 301.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: New edition of THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6). in position #201.
  • 27 Apr, 2022: Publication of THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7). University of North Carolina at Charlotte ranked #401.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Charlotte

Education
#76 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Nursing
#95 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Sociology
#151 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Engineering
#152 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Law
#201 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Art
#248 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Computer Science
#278 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Biological Sciences
#301 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mathematics
#401 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Rankings of universities in Charlotte, USA 2022

#1

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (259 reviews)
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  • #559 
  • #501 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #163 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #154 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]


#2

Queens University of Charlotte

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (153 reviews)
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  • #446 
  • #401 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #841 
  • #875 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #975 
  • #1020 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]

#3

Johnson C. Smith University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #899 
  • #939 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #186 
  • #168 
US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
[Published 12 September, 2021]
  • #1011 
  • #1056 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


  • #660 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2021]
  • #1363 
  • #1430 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1416 
  • #1493 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]


Student Opinions About Studying in Charlotte

“There are a lot of places to live in Charlotte which make it realistic to walk or bike to where you need to be, but depending on which neighbourhood you live in you might have to depend on using a car, and that tends to take 10-20 minutes to get pretty much anywhere in the city.”

“Charlotte has a lot to do, such as dining and bar options, and plenty of festivals and events throughout the city. The cost of living is quite low here, and it helps a lot getting started that it’s fairly easy to get a job.”

“If you’re an outdoor person the first place you’ll want to visit is the U.S National Whitewater Center which is the world’s premier outdoor facility, where you can enjoy white water rafting, zip lines, live music, and local craft beers.”

Charlotte Key Facts for International Students

Population: 732000

Elevation: 229 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: North Carolina, Mecklenburg County

Living costs for students in Charlotte:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 91* (9% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 74* (26% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 87* (13% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.74 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte ranks #1 in Charlotte in our meta ranking composed of 117 university rankings.

Among all universities in Charlotte University of North Carolina at Charlotte is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 29 rankings where University of North Carolina at Charlotte is listed.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Medicine & Health (Nursing). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Social Studies & Humanities (Sociology). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Engineering (Engineering). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Arts Visual & Performing (Art). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is ranked best in Charlotte for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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Forbes

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):
Ranking is based on ROI

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -Washington Monthly - National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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