Greensboro College 1

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815 W. Market Street

Greensboro, NC 27401-1875

Phone: (336) 272-7102
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#60 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Greensboro College is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a urban setting and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Greensboro College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 60. Its tuition and fees are $25,600 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Greensboro College is primarily an undergraduate college, offering graduate programs in three areas. Several academic programs are designed to enhance the liberal arts curriculum at Greensboro College.

Realizing the transition from high school to college can be a challenge, the college developed the First-Year Seminar program. This seminar is the cornerstone of our support structure for new students. The two-credit, First-Year Seminar course takes an experiential approach in introducing the student to the value and meaning of a liberal arts education, the academic skills needed to be a successful college student and the importance of being an active community member.

The George Center for Honors Studies offers an honors program that is designed for students who have high levels of intellectual ability and motivation.

Other programs include the Writing Across the Curriculum, provides extensive reading, writing, listening, and speaking in every discipline; Ethics Across the Curriculum, established to foster discussion about ethics everywhere on campus; Leadership Development Program, offering opportunities including leadership symposia on critical topics and Emerging Leaders Program to help students develop skills as effective leaders and gain confidence in their abilities.

A distinct feature of the College's location is that we share a common zip code, 27401; thus, the name Village 401. Working closely with businesses, schools, agencies and organizations within Village 401, the college provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to assist the community in meeting some of its challenges and needs while enhancing liberal arts education with community service.

In addition, Religious Life offers an array of opportunities that support and strengthen the spiritual development of all who are part of the Greensboro College community through the academic curriculum and student religious organizations.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1838
Religious affiliation Methodist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Greensboro College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Greensboro College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 51.3% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Greensboro College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Greensboro College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Greensboro College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Greensboro College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Greensboro College.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $25,600 (2012-13)
Room and board $9,400 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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