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I hate it here. There is nothing good about UNCG. Coming here was a truly horrible decision that I will forever regret making. This is absolutely not a college-esque town and Tate Street....c'mon, seriously? They might as well demolish it and make a huge parking lot out of it because it is completely useless. I loathe how we are smack-dab in the middle of a particularly disgusting part of town. I don't feel safe here. School pride is unseen and unheard of. The caf smells like barf and tastes like it too. UNCG is a disappointment.
The best thing about UNCG-- the campus. The campus is "the" college campus I pictured myself on when I imagined going to college. The school is constantly finding ways to improve it, the architecture and landscaping is continually upgraded in someway and it's the picturesque college campus, and you can still make it from one side of campus to the other in ten minutes. As for staff and professors, I have yet to find a professor or TA that wasn't willing to help me outside of class until I genuinely understood a concept & was never made to feel like I shouldn't ask for help or that it was a inconvience. There are some classes at UNCG that have required "service learning" aka volunteer work--initially I didn't like this but you realize alot of things about the community & yourself after these experiences. I can say now that I've learned things that will benefit me for the rest of my life and that's one aspect of UNCG being a liberal school that comes out most--trying to sincerely make you a well rounded person, not just a well informed student of academics. This is definitely a "college town" for the fact there's 6 colleges/universities in Greensboro and when you finally reach over 21, downtown is like a playground for nightlife. Overall, for my in state choice, I wouldn't have chosen another school to go to.
I really like size of UNCG. It's a big campus, but not too big. Also, it's really pretty and the landscaping is nice to look at while you're walking to class. People usually seem pretty impressed when I tell them I go here. I don't do any extra curricular activites on campus, although you can tell the ones who do have a lot of fun. I work a lot, therefore, I don't have the time. There are many things to get involved with though, not only sports, but several clubs and such. UNCG students have a lot of school pride. Also, we wear uncg apparel a lot. There are all kinds of different people at UNCG. There are different races, religions, and differerent "stereotypical" groups. This means you are always going to meet new people and be engaged with different types you may not be used to. UNCG is a really great place to go to school.
UNCG isnt the best (as opposed to UNC Chapel Hill) so nobody gets excited when you say where you go. It is a great deal for the money, the education is actually really good...the teachers are also really caring/helpful. It is a large college town, bc there are like 4 colleges nearby...Bennett, Greensboro College, NC A&T and UNCG. There's not a football team, but our baseball and soccer teams are pretty good. UNCG's nickname is UNCGay...but I think most colleges have lots of wierd ppl and also gay ppl. There are a lot of black people, and the town/college are suprisingly racial (for 2008). There are "black" parties and "white" parties and clubs. Don't get them confused! LOL. The housing situation is improving rapidly, its getting a lot more off-campus options, which is great! UNCG is also known as a "suitcase school"...as in many ppl. leave every single weekend and live in a dorm "out of their suitcase"...many people live in the small towns about 30 mins. from Gboro and go home to work every weekend. If you get to know ppl who stay, its not so bad.
The best thing about UNCG is the campus. UNCG has a real family environment. The campus is big enough, but it feels like everything is close by. Downtown Greensboro is only a few blocks away, filled with interesting shops and delicious restaurants. The teachers and staff at UNCG are very friendly, and I have never had any trouble finding help when I needed it. I feel like UNCG is my home.
UNCG is a great campus. Its big enough to have different people to hang out with if you want but small enough to not be another number and check to the school. Everything is within close proximity to one another and the teachers really get to know the students within the major and really enjoy helping them.
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