Some of the famous people that have attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte are Clay Aiken, John Maine, Robert A. Niblock, Shannon McNeill and Cedric Maxwell, as of 2015. Clay Aiken was the winner of American Idol in 2003 during its second season and went on to author a New York Times best-selling book. The campus is located in the Piedmont of North Carolina and has an endowment of over $160 million.
Other famous alumni include The Moody Brothers, Chris Lane, Calvin Brock and Mark Price. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is the fourth largest UNC campus and offers 21 doctorate, 64 master's and 90 bachelor's degree programs. UNC Charlotte has three campuses: Charlotte Research Institute Campus, Center City Campus and its main campus in University City.
The university was established in 1946 and has over 28,000 undergraduates and graduates. The school has 17 varsity sports, and its mascot is Norm the Niner. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte accepts 64.1 percent of its applicants and has a 19:1 student-faculty ratio. The undergraduate body is 52 percent male and 48 percent female. The campus contains 1,000 acres and has an in-state tuition of $6,384, while out-of-state is $19,555, as of 2015.