Voted a 2023-24 Military Friendly School Gold Award

UNC Charlotte has earned a 2023-24 Military Friendly School Gold Award for its commitment to military service members, veterans and their dependents. This is the second consecutive year Charlotte has earned a gold designation, which denotes the extent to which the University exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly. 

Military Friendly School 23-24 Gold Virtual Badge

UNC Charlotte began in 1946 as Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina offering evening classes to returning World War II veterans in Charlotte Central High School. Since then we’ve evolved into a stunning 1,000-acre campus with over 29,000 students and growing, just nine miles from the center of one of our nation’s most vibrant and prosperous cities. Through all our growth, we have never drifted from our roots – outreach and support to veterans. 

That commitment to military-affiliated students is why you’ll find almost 1,000 veteran students, faculty and staff on our campus. You’ll find a Veteran Student Services Office to help you navigate the challenges of higher education. You’ll find two large and active ROTC units. You’ll even find a Wall of Heroes memorial recognizing members of the UNC Charlotte family who have given their lives in military service. We value, respect and honor those who have served.