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Old 05-23-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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I'm currently attending a community college in the Chicago Suburbs but after next year I'm planning on transferring to UNCC. I want to get a job in Motorsports PR so Charlotte just seems like the right place, plus UNCC makes it very easy to double major (mass media and PR) so that and the close location to Motorsport shops for internships makes it seem like the perfect option. I am a little nervous however about the bad rep the college gets. I don't want to waste my time getting awesome grades only to have employers see that I graduated from UNCC and not hire me. I'm not from the area so I don't know if it's just a college rivalry thing that makes so many people bash UNCC or if it's really that bad.

Can someone fill me in?
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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There's UNC system colleges with much worse reputations than UNCC like Western Carolina and UNC Pembroke.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Where are you seeing the bad reviews? I've heard nothing but positive things about UNCC.... in fact, my son just finished his freshman year there, majoring in computer science. From what I understand, in prior years it was primarily a commuter school, but that's changing. They're adding lots more dorm space, and have many more weekend activities for on campus students. Next year is the first year they'll have a football team, which is very exciting!

Best of luck... UNCC is a great place to be.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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It's a great college. It's not Chapel Hill or NC State, but not one of the worst either.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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I don't think it has a bad reputation. It has been mostly a commuter school, so if anything, it's suffered from no reputation. When I was going to college in the 90's, I probably couldn't have told you that there was a state school in Charlotte. It's a lovely campus though, and they do seem to be establishing their own identity.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Where are you seeing the bad reviews? I've heard nothing but positive things about UNCC.... in fact, my son just finished his freshman year there, majoring in computer science. From what I understand, in prior years it was primarily a commuter school, but that's changing. They're adding lots more dorm space, and have many more weekend activities for on campus students. Next year is the first year they'll have a football team, which is very exciting!

Best of luck... UNCC is a great place to be.
Mostly just hearing it from different places on the web. Most people say it's a throw away university that anything that breathes can get into. Other's just call it incredibly boring with no extra curriculars (which are obviously important for job resumes) and a few have said the classes aren't challenging in the slightest. I didn't know they didn't even have a football team so that could have been part of the "boring" aspect but hopefully will change with the addition of the team.

And thanks!
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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There's UNC system colleges with much worse reputations than UNCC like Western Carolina and UNC Pembroke.
I probably shouldn't mention this to my friend who's looking into Western then huh? haha
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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UNCC is not chapel hill but it is no school to laugh about. The funny part is expecting to come here and ever get a real paying job in the auto racing industry if you havent already been in the business for years and know the right people...The many many sons of the ones already on race teams etc stand in line first for most of the jobs.....college doesnt get you to the front of the line in this blue collar sport.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Don't believe there's any bad rep unless if you're digging for some here. You seem to already have figured out why the UNCC program and its location in Charlotte is a great fit for you... what else is there?
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:59 PM
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I probably shouldn't mention this to my friend who's looking into Western then huh? haha
You shouldn't have been told that in the first place. Where do people get these ideas? Western Carolina is where people go who will actually get a job when they finish college--at least everybody I know that went there has a job now.
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