Students Say

Students describe the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as “about a half-and-half commuter school with great specialized programs and schools such as nursing, education, dance, and music.” Undergrads here praise the “high quality of education at a significantly reduced rate, while having the smaller classes allowing closer bonds between faculty and students” than one could reasonably expect for the tuition charged. The key here is the faculty, because according to one student, “UNCG places a big emphasis on having great teachers. There are some duds, but overall, more of them are fantastic than anything else.”

Overview

Applicants
10,154
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

49%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 560
SAT Math
480 - 560
ACT Composite
21 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Students describe the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as “about a half-and-half commuter school with great specialized programs and schools such as nursing, education, dance, and music.” Undergrads here praise the “high quality of education at a significantly reduced rate, while having the smaller classes allowing closer bonds between faculty and students” than one could reasonably expect for the tuition charged. The key here is the faculty, because according to one student, “UNCG places a big emphasis on having great teachers. There are some duds, but overall, more of them are fantastic than anything else.” The school excels in some off-the-beaten-path areas like programs in kinesiology, deaf education, and human development and family studies, which all receive enthusiastic praise from students. Undergrads also love the “opportunities that are given to network with businesses and people outside of campus” and the “great internships” the school helps them find. Nontraditional students appreciate the “great support system for adult students.” As the school’s reputation continues to improve, some worry this “historically moderate-sized university where student well-being was the first priority…will change into a large research university where the focus is raising more and more money.” One undeniable upside of the school’s increased stature is that “you feel like you are respected in the community when you tell someone that you are a student at UNCG.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,004
with Terminal Degree
748

557
Women
447
Men
199
Minority
22
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
72
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,493

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,124

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,132

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,595

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,076

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,932
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,794
Required Fees
$2,510
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$916

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,548
Transportation for Commuters
$2,890

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

UNCG is a big school with “many people from all walks of life, social/ cultural backgrounds, etc. The university promotes cultural diversity and acceptance and tolerance of people of different backgrounds.” One student reports, “One minute you see a bunch of music majors talking about how much Bach has affected their life, and the next minute, you see a bunch of sorority girls discussing the Gap. Mainly, I have observed that sorority girls stick together, jocks stick together, etc.” As at many state schools, “about half of the students at UNCG came here to party. The other half consists of hardworking students who are generally frustrated with the slacker mentality in a lot of our classes. This is less of a problem once you get past the intro-level lectures.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
14,348
Out of State
6%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

4.42%
Asian
25.91%
African-American
6.41%
Hispanic
58.55%
Caucasian
1.80%
International

65% female
35% male
6% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview

Students Say

UNCG is conveniently located “a mile from downtown and close to surrounding schools: Guilford College, NC A&T, Greensboro College, Elon, UNC, and NC State.” One student observes, “With six colleges around UNCG, a metropolis of 270,000-plus (1.1 million in the metro area), and access within a threehour drive to both beaches and mountains, there is always something to do.” On campus “UNCG makes it easy for anyone and everyone to fit in and feel included. Through clubs, students have the ability to offer ideas and have them implemented. There’s also intramural sports and free events.” The high-profile arts programs on campus yield some wonderful cultural opportunities. “The Weatherspoon Museum of Art is amazing at showcasing the most modern American art and keeps this provincial little town on its toes,” writes one artist. A performing arts student adds, “There are wonderful concerts and plays and lectures here. It’s a great cultural center and you can always have something to do as long as you look for it.” Intercollegiate athletics, students tell us, “are not as popular as they could be, even though they are often ranked nationally, or at least ranked in the conference.” Many here feel the addition of a football team (the school has none) would change that. “It would really bring the school spirit up,” opines one undergrad. The school’s many commuters warn that “parking is horrendous.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Mary Culkin

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
See website

Documentation Requred for ADHD
See website

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
13

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Spartans)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Spartans)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: North Carolina A & T State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: North Carolina A & T State University

Sustainability

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro identifies sustainability as one of its five core values, defining it as “academics, operations and outreach… conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.” The choice to include aesthetics makes the UNCG sustainability philosophy unique, and students from the Arts engage in the sustainability discussion through programs including the Creative Sustainability Initiative. The Sustainability Office website quotes the naturalist John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” As an interdisciplinary program incorporating study of ecosystems, culture, economics, and policy, the UNCG degree in environmental and sustainability studies reflects this interconnectedness. The program includes an optional study abroad year, which allows students to pursue a wide range of environmental issues, from the deteriorating coastal reefs of Australia to wildlife protection in South Africa to infrastructure and community development in developing countries. The university has also advanced its operations, committing to build all new construction and major renovation projects to LEED Silver standards, and encouraging individual campus offices to complete the Green Office Certification Program. In 2011, Chancellor Linda Brady signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), pledging to “develop a strategic plan to achieve climate neutrality.” Greensboro garnered AASHE STARS Silver Ratings in 2011–2013, and was a Sierra Club Cool Schools pick for 2011–2013. Campus Dining has also committed to sustainability by buying local produce, cage-free eggs, and ocean-friendly seafood, and has eliminated trays to cut down on food and water waste.

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms. Lise Keller
Director of Admissions

Address
1400 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27402

Phone
3363345243

Email
admissions@uncg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Elliott University Center
Student Rec Center
Weatherspoon Art Museum
Peabody Park
UNCG Theatre

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Friendly Center Shopping Mall
Elm Street, Greensboro
Greensboro Country Park
Four Seasons Town Centre
Greensboro Coliseum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Availability

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit), Evening Shuttle, Spartan Chariots

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to UNCG From the North and East (Burlington, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, VA): From I-40/85, pass the "Greensboro next 10 Interchanges" sign and stay in right lane. When two highways split (just past the Randleman Rd. exit), follow I-40 West towards Winston-Salem. Take the Freeman Mill Road/Coliseum Area exit, #218-B. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Coliseum Boulevard. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right at third stoplight onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets, approximately .7 miles. From the South (Salisbury, Charlotte, Atlanta, GA): From I-85 North, take the Coliseum Area exit, #122-B. Follow for approximately 1.7 miles and turn left at the stoplight onto Coliseum Boulevard. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right at third stoplight onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets, approximately .7 miles. From the West (Winston-Salem, Asheville, Knoxville, TN): From I-40 East, take Exit 214 Wendover Avenue East and turn right on Wendover Avenue. Follow Wendover to the exit for Market Street (3.5 miles). Turn right on Market Street and follow for less than 1 mile. Turn right on Aycock Street South. At second stoplight, turn left on Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets. From the North on Highway 220 (Eden, Martinsville, Roanoke, VA): Highway 220 South becomes Battleground Avenue. Stay on Battleground until you cross the intersection of Cornwallis Drive. Immediately bear right on Westover Terrace. (Battleground Avenue and Highway 220 will bear left.) Stay on Westover as it becomes Aycock Street. At the fifth stoplight turn left onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets. From the South on Highway 220 (Asheboro, Rockingham): From Highway 220 North, follow the signs to the Coliseum area. Turn left at the stoplight onto Coliseum Boulevard. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right at third stoplight onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets, approximately .7 miles. From the North on Highway 29 (Reidsville, Danville, VA): From Highway 29 South take the Wendover Avenue West/Hospital Exit. Follow Wendover for approximately 2.6 miles and take the Westover Terrace exit. Follow the exit to the right, and merge right, following the Coliseum sign. Stay on Westover as it becomes Aycock Street. Turn left at the fourth stoplight onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets. From the South on Highway 421 (Sanford, Fayetteville): From highway 421 North, take I-40 West towards Winston-Salem. Take the Freeman Mill Road/Coliseum Area exit, #218-B. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Coliseum Boulevard. Follow for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right at third stoplight onto Spring Garden Street. The Mossman Administration Building will be on your left at the corner of Spring Garden and Stirling Streets, approximately .7 miles. Visitor Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Parking Deck ONLY. To reach the deck, turn left on Stirling Street and the parking deck will be on your left at the corner of Stirling and Theta Streets. Parking is available 24 hours a day at the rate of $.75 per hour with a $5 a day maximum. A parking ticket is available upon entering the deck. Please bring this ticket to the tour for validation.

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Key Stats

10,154
Applicants
14,348
Size
58%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

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