Local high school students tour UNC Charlotte

Forty-one students from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College spent Wednesday touring the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The students – sophomores, juniors, and seniors – met with admissions advisers to learn about Charlotte’s many excellent programs, braved the cold on a campus walk and got a taste of an all-you-can-eat college dining hall.

UNCC is the fastest growing college in the UNC system and is located just north of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. It boasts excellent schools of nursing and business, a mechanical engineering program that benefits from close proximity to Hendrick Motorsports, an honors program, countless travel abroad options and scholarships and financial aid designed to make college an affordable option for all families.

Juniors wishing to apply to UNCC next year should get started on their applications this summer. Admissions officials encourage all students to apply before Nov. 1.

Polk County students will have the opportunity to go on at least two more college tours this spring, one to Appalachian State on March 23 and one to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 20.

This trip was made possible by the generous support of the Polk County Community Foundation and the Carolina College Advising Corps.