From its noble roots in service to returning veterans of World War II, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has grown exponentially, driven by a Big Idea. . .to provide access to opportunity and the intellectual capital that has helped to build one of America’s most vibrant regions. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel where more than 29,700 students and over 120,000 living alumni consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home. The university offers 77 Bachelor's, 65 Master’s, and 24 Doctoral degree programs. UNC Charlotte is one of 17 universities within the UNC system, in which partner institutions include North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, and North Carolina A&T. The univeristy also partners with community colleges, regional universities and international universities including The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), The Vienna University of Technology (TU-Vienna), and more.