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University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

UNC Greensboro is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1891 as a women's college, it adopted coeducation when it joined the state system in 1963. Its 190-acre campus is located 1-1/2 miles from downtown Greensboro.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students16,281
   Women10,742 (66.0%)
   Men5,539 (34.0%)
Graduate Students3,372


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate74% of 9,035 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.81
SAT Math489 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading527 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing495 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $18,755
Out-of-state: $33,617
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,041
Out-of-state: $21,903
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Freshman Award$11,569
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes


Greensboro Population279,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 81% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities77% of women participate
Fraternities 25% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
28.2% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.4% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.39 3.77 561 598 25
Low 2.45 2.10 350 470 18
High 4.00 4.80 670 800 35
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• UNC Greensboro has one of the largest telescopes in the Southeastern U.S.

• UNCG started as a women's college and remains consistently about two thirds female.

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