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University City has grown around the University of North Carolina at Charlotte making this the smartest part of Charlotte. Whether you are thinking about sending your little one into a classroom for the first time, you are a young adult exploring higher education, or you are soon to empty your nest and take a few classes yourself, University City offers high-quality choices to suit your needs.

Charlotte Mecklenburg K-12

When choosing a school for your children, you want them to have the best teachers possible. You want life-long, committed educators – people who entered the profession as a calling, who dedicate their lives to young people.

CMS is dedicated to educating children across Mecklenburg County. They also offer continuing education courses for adults, extracurricular activities, sporting events, academic clubs, open libraries, and they invite the community for local events, concerts, seminars, etc.

STEM, Montessori, and Private

Alternate education options are booming across America and University City is no exception. Students who graduate from these programs often find they are better prepared for the rigors of a college curriculum that will jumpstart them on a rewarding and well-paying career in a variety of _elds. Check out these options:

Corvian Community School
Governor’s Village STEM
Guidepost Montessori School at Prosperity
Mallard Creek STEM Academy
Queen City STEM

The University of
North Carolina at Charlotte

University City is home to UNC Charlotte, the second largest university in North Carolina, with more than 30,000 students. The University boasts 171 undergraduate majors leading to 79 bachelor’s degrees, and 150 programs leading to 66 master’s degrees and 24 doctoral degrees. Through dynamic programs and hands-on research, the University brings together students and faculty who want to make a meaningful difference in their life, their community and within society. Here, they can make lifelong connections, feel a true sense of belonging and find strength in the Niner Nation community.

Early Childhood Education

Research has proven that a child’s success is largely dependent upon early childhood education. You will find many full day and half day daycare options throughout University City. Learn more at:

Mecklenburg County Pre-funding Pre-K
Daycare Centers
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education

Central Piedmont Community College

Two campuses are conveniently located near University City. The CATO Campus provides college transfer, College and Career Readiness, and Corporate and Continuing Education classes. The Merancas Campus is home to public safety and transportation system technologies programs.

University City Regional Library

University City Regional Library is one of the busiest branches in our County’s nationally recognized library system. Many adults and children come for the extensive programs, including the very popular children’s programs.

News

UNC Charlotte’s International Festival Is Back

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, UNC Charlotte’s International Festival returns. Started in 1975, the event was one of Charlotte’s first intended to celebrate the area’s rich multicultural community. Today the International Festival is one of the largest...

Meet Brittany Anderson, a Teacher on a Mission 

Brittany Anderson is on a mission to change systemic educational challenges, particularly for young Black girls. At 37, the UNC Charlotte professor and University City resident has already won a National Science Foundation grant for over $1 million and was included on...

5 Questions With: Chef Tara Quinones, Papi’s Puerto Rican Cuisine

Where are you from and when did you open Papi’s? I was born in Manhattan and raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I opened Papi's four years ago in June. Our family has been in the restaurant business sharing Puerto Rican cuisine for generations. My...

Famous Toastery Updates

On May 1, Famous Toastery franchise owner Patrick McManaman and his wife, Charlotte (among other teammates), celebrated the grand reopening of their University City location, which included new floors and fresh paint. See updates below.

What to do in University City this month

April/May 2023 Events April 20: "Celebrating the Life of Bertha Maxwell Roddey," by Dr. Sonya Ramsey. book discussion at University City Regional library. Register here.  April 21: UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre's production of A Hatful of Dragons April 22: UNC...
University City Regional Library

University City Regional Library celebrates 30 years 

University City Regional Library celebrates 30 years  On the eve of major change, we take a past, present, and future look at the longstanding community anchor Cameron Smith was just 8 years old when he and his grandmother started visiting the University City Regional...

2023 Charlotte NYD 5K

Photos by Mariah Graham and Tracy Watts.

University City students paint Hornets mural at Spectrum Center

On November 25, three talented University City art students had a very special afternoon. In late October, Spectrum Center had invited Julius L. Chambers High School art students to paint a mural inside the home of the Hornets uptown.  They were invited back for the...

6 Things to Know About the Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K

Get a jump on your New Year goals and sign up for the Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K! When: Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. Start: The Shoppes at University Place, 8956 JM Keynes Dr. Finish: 9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd. at UNC Charlotte University City greenways make...