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Be sure to visit the Counselor Portal to access the latest information about your students' applications and learn more about UNCG.

Fast Facts

UNCG was founded in 1891 as a school for women. The university has been coed since the 1960s and is one of the three original institutions of the consolidated University of North Carolina system. Today, UNCG enrolls approximately 18,000 students; about 14,000 of those are undergraduates.

Undergraduates can choose from more than 100 majors and programs. The most popular choices are music, nursing, education, and business. Other popular programs include interior architecture, professions in deafness, and media studies. There are more than 100 programs for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree.

UNCG recognizes the need for students to learn and develop outside of the classroom. Through hands-on learning experiences, internships, and UNCG's state-of-the-art facilities, students are able to broaden their educational backgrounds. Programs such as learning communities, service-learning opportunities, and study abroad allow students to expand their perspectives and mature into responsible members of a global society.

Please visit our About UNCG page to learn more.

Application Information

UNCG seeks students from a variety of backgrounds. All applications are read and evaluated by staff members who look at the student’s high school (and if applicable, college) records and SAT or ACT scores. A short essay is required, and letters of recommendation and resumes are encouraged. Anything that aids in determining a student’s probability of success at UNCG is always worth including in the application.

Please visit our Apply section to learn more.

Affording UNCG

Yes, college is expensive. Yet UNCG has been praised for its relatively low cost of attendance and its small class size, which foster bonds between students and faculty. With an estimated annual cost of attendance $13,784 (for an in-state student) and $27,582 (for an out-of-state student), UNCG is still a bargain in the world of higher education.

Please visit our Cost & Aid section to learn more.

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