Charlotte, NC Colleges

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Charlotte (pron.: /???rl?t/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2011, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 751,087 , making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 23rd largest in the US and had a 2012 population of 2,296,569. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2011 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,442,564. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans".

The city is a major U.S. financial center, the second largest financial center by assets following New York City.Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo are headquartered in the city. Charlotte is also home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Nicknamed the Queen City, Charlotte and its resident county are named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consort of Great Britain the year before the city's founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was "a hornet's nest of rebellion", leading to the nickname The Hornet's Nest.

Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate. Charlotte is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.

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Schools in and around Charlotte, NC

Name
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Four or more years; Public; $15,007 average out-state tuition; $3,242 average in-state tuition
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $23,955 average out-state tuition; $23,955 average in-state tuition
Central Piedmont Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,272 average out-state tuition; $2,128 average in-state tuition
Johnson C Smith University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,730 average out-state tuition; $14,730 average in-state tuition
Queens University of Charlotte
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,356 average out-state tuition; $25,356 average in-state tuition
The Art Institute of Charlotte
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,028 average out-state tuition; $17,028 average in-state tuition
King's College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $13,540 average out-state tuition; $13,540 average in-state tuition

Charlotte, NC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship $5,000 December 01, 2016
NEWH North Carolina Region Scholarship $2,500 September 30, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016