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About Charlotte

Charlotte is a city that offers a unique blend of bustling urban innovation and sleepy Southern tradition. The city's high quality of life, reasonable cost of living, friendly people, arts and sports, as well as educational and career opportunities, attract talented individuals from around the world.

With four distinct but mild seasons and a central Carolinas location between two large recreational lakes, Charlotte residents are only two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the coast.

Our location allows students can enjoy everything a major metropolitan area offers—from dance clubs and concerts to galleries and amusement parks, from Panthers football to NASCAR. Students broaden their creativity through visits to The Mint Museum of Art, McColl Center for Visual Art, Discovery Place, ImaginOn, and the many art galleries located throughout the city.

Students also receive discounts throughout the city by using their ID cards in locations such as the Blumenthal Center for Performing Arts.

Charlotte is a major banking center. Its largest employers include Wells Fargo Company, Bank of America, Norvant Health, U.S. Airways, and Time Warner Cable.

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What makes Charlotte special?

In 2012, CNN Money listed Charlotte as one of the country’s 10 fastest growing cities.

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University

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