See what students say:

Academics

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a big school yet students “[don’t] feel like a number.” They find their professors are often “incredibly personable” and that they give advice “about finding internships and other opportunities to network.” They’re a great resource for getting “all the information and guidance [students] need to succeed.” The Lloyd International Honors College “has an emphasis on … experiential learning,” including visits to nearby Guilford forest where students “[learn] about the important points of the Underground Railroad.” As standout offerings, students comment on the “superb online programs” offered by the school as well as the “great art, [music], and science programs.” “Many programs are oriented toward student help and health” to make sure students don’t fall behind. “I think the greatest strength of UNCG is that they are very good at [pointing] students in the right direction,” says a student. They continue: “For example, [if] you approach your advisors … with a problem, they will show up with a big list of possible solutions.”

Student Body

The student body at UNC Greensboro is “racially, economically, [and] ideologically diverse.” “The political viewpoint … is [majorly] liberal,” says a student. “What makes UNCG unique is our strong acceptance of the others of society,” the student continues. Students note that the school’s integrated programs “get all levels of students working together.” The student body here is one with a “huge music/ theater concentration but also a mix of athletes and fraternity/sorority members.” As a “minority-serving institution, … the culture is rich and eclectic,” and students say that it’s “one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly campuses.” One student puts it this way: “It is rare that I walk into a class of students [who] look like myself.” They don’t see this as a drawback, though, and say that it makes the campus feel “lively” and “diverse in many ways.”

Campus Life

“There is always something to do on this beautiful campus,” boasts a student of UNCG. During their study time, plenty sit in the “Salad Bowl, [which is] a huge garden space with really huge trees canopying over top.” Some get “geeky, fun, and athletic” with the Quidditch Club, which a student calls “the highlight of UNCG.” With “a pool, lazy river, and sauna along with all of the athletic equipment … and group fitness classes,” students call the recreation center “insane”— but they mean that in the best possible way. “People eat on Tate Street, [which has] very popular off-campus eateries,” and take “day trips to Piney Lake for paddle boarding.” Located in the center of North Carolina, “just a few hours east or west [of the school] will take you to the coast or the mountains if you need a change of scenery.” On weekends, “many people go to clubs like Limelight or Arizona Pete’s,” and “there is a jazz night at Tate Street Coffee House…, which is a really fun thing.”

Overview

Applicants
8,170
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Need to boost your grades? We can help.

Learn More

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


Get a personalized plan for a competitive application from an admissions expert.

Learn More

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,126
with Terminal Degree
803

638
Women
488
Men
268
Minority
26
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
2%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Public Health Education and Promotion.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Nutrition Sciences.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Virginia Tucker
Mathematician, pioneer for women in computing

Paul Chelimo
Olympian

Maud Gatewood
Artist

Elizabeth Hudson
Editor-in-chief, Our State Magazine

Tenae Wilkins Downing
Actress, 'War Room', 'The Box Cutter'

Alejandro Moreno
Athlete, ESPN Analyst

Chris Chaulk
Actor, 'Twelve Years A Slave' 2014 Oscar Best Picture Winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
2%
Graduate in 5 years
32%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Aug 10
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,753

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,310

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,199

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
91%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,088

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,018

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,422
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,582
Required Fees
$2,982
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,564
Transportation for Commuters
$2,698

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,264
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,641
Foreign Countries Represented
55

Demographics

5.26%
Asian
29.86%
African-American
10.51%
Hispanic
46.82%
Caucasian
1.58%
International

66% female
34% male
5% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Bruce Pomeroy

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

A student who has decided to attend UNCG should contact his/her doctor or diagnostician for a copy of their disability documentation.

Documentation Required for ADHD

A student who has decided to attend UNCG should contact his/her doctor or diagnostician for a copy of their disability documentation.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
2

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
2

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
314
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
26

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

1% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Spartans)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Spartans)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
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.

93/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
No

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
https://its.uncg.edu/Prospective/

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Chris 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
Kaplan Center for Wellness
Elliott University Center
Weatherspoon Art Museum
Peabody Park
UNCG Theatre
https://admissions.uncg.edu/discover-uncg/life-on-campus/

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Greensboro Science Center
Carolina Theater
International Civil Rights Museum
Friendly Center and The Shops at Friendly
Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball
https://admissions.uncg.edu/discover-uncg/explore-greensboro/

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
3363345243

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

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://uncgspartans.com/

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, GTA, Amtrack Closest airport: Piedmont Triad International

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.

Local Accommodations
wide variety appropriate for all budgets


Articles & Advice