University of North Carolina--Greensboro

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PO Box 26170

Greensboro, NC 27402

Phone: (336) 334-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Mar. 1
application deadline

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#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. National Universities

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University of North Carolina--Greensboro is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,674, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 210 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of North Carolina--Greensboro's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 190. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,388 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,186 (2013-14).

University of North Carolina—Greensboro is located in the central part of the state, about midway between Washington and Atlanta. Undergraduates at UNCG can choose from more than 100 academic programs, and graduate students can choose from more than 60 degree programs, including those in the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the renowned student counseling and personnel services program in the School of Education. UNCG also offers highly ranked master's programs in the fields of health and library and information studies.

Outside the classroom, University of North Carolina—Greensboro students can get involved by joining about 200 organizations, including numerous fraternities and sororities. Each year, there are many campus events for students to attend, including the New Music Festival. Student athletes can play at the intramural and club levels or try out for the UNCG Spartans varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson and Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel.

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

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is . . .

A learner-centered, accessible, and inclusive community fostering intellectual inquiry to prepare students for meaningful lives and engaged citizenship;

A research university where collaborative scholarship and creative activity enhance quality of life across the lifespan;

A source of innovation and leadership meeting social, economic, and environmental challenges in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina, and beyond; and

A global university integrating intercultural and international experiences and perspectives into learning, discovery, and service.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $192,532,176


When applying to University of North Carolina--Greensboro, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of North Carolina--Greensboro is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.0%
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of North Carolina--Greensboro is 17:1, and the school has 42.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of North Carolina--Greensboro include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Education 13%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 6%

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Student Life

University of North Carolina--Greensboro has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,674, with a gender distribution of 34.5 percent male students and 65.5 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. University of North Carolina--Greensboro is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 18,172
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of North Carolina--Greensboro offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of North Carolina--Greensboro also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of North Carolina--Greensboro, 28 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of North Carolina--Greensboro.

Students who have cars on campus 28%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of North Carolina--Greensboro, 80.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,731.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,388 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,186 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,948 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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