An exceptional university starts with an incredible city. That's why Charlotte (also known as "The Queen City") is a natural extension of the Queens campus, filled with invaluable experiences and real-life learning opportunities.
A City of Young Professionals Charlotte offers valuable professional opportunities, putting Queens students in the midst of some of the most exciting industries in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Forbes ranked Charlotte near the top of their list for Happiest Cities for Young Professionals. CNNMoney.com ranked Charlotte eighth among its "Best Places to Live and Launch."
Read this story by Queens graduate Lelia King about what it's like to learn and live in Charlotte: "The point is, no matter what your interests or needs, there is a group for you in Charlotte. The 'Charlotte Way' is all about collaboration and idea sharing. There is no excuse for you to ever be alone." Read her essay: Thank You, Charlotte.
And at Queens, you'll live in a corner of Charlotte called Myers Park, a beautiful, historic neighborhood known for its stately homes and safe, friendly community, yet just a few miles from the skyscrapers of uptown.
A Haven for Foodies, Shoppers, Hikers, and Road Trippers One of the many great things about studying in Charlotte is that there are so many wonderful things to do right in and near the city. Weekend road trips bring you to sandy beaches, breath-taking hikes and lively, fun cities. Self Magazine named it one of "Five Cities with Big Outdoor Appeal," citing Charlotte's public art walking tour, recreation areas and natural resources. Check out the Charlotte Observer's Carolina Travel Guide. Charlotte was recently featured in The New York Times, check out "36 Hours in Charlotte, N.C."
Want more? Take a look at these local resources before you start planning your adventures around The Queen City!