The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting, residential university chartered in 1891.
- Located about halfway between Atlanta and Washington in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, Greensboro is the state's third-largest city with a population of 277,000
- UNCG's enrollment is approximately 17,700, including undergraduate (approximately 14,350) and graduate students. Our students come from 79 countries and 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.
Ethnic minority enrollment is approximately 43%
- White 57%
- Black or African-American 25.2%
- Hispanic/Latino 6.2%
- Asian 4.3%
- Nonresident aliens (includes international students) 1.7%
- Other 5.6%
- Undergraduates choose from more than 100 majors and concentrations.
- Graduate students choose from 72 master’s degree programs and 27 doctoral programs.
- Approximately 1,000 faculty members teach at all levels (freshman through graduate).
- Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. Average class size is 25 students.
- The Lloyd International Honors College offers an intellectually challenging experience with an international focus.
- A variety of learning communities allow students to take courses together while exploring a major or theme.
Rankings and recognition
- Ranked in top 50 nationally in graduation rates, accessibility, and affordability according to Time magazine.
- Member of the Folger Institute, a center for advanced study in the humanities and fine arts.
- Included in The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" guide 15 years in a row.
- One of three UNC system schools with a chapter of the respected Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
- Ranked by Washington Monthly since 2006 among U.S. universities that contribute most to the public good.
- Named to the 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
- Recognized three years straight by Victory Media as a military-friendly school.
- Ranked No. 56 among the best colleges for the money nationwide by College Factual.
- Estimated costs projected for 2014-15
- $6,442: In-state tuition and fees
- $21,304: Out-of-state tuition and fees
- $4,586: Room (for a double; can vary depending on residence hall)
- $3,102: Meals (can vary depending on plan)
- About 81 percent of freshmen live on campus.
- UNCG's learning communities give students the opportunity to meet people with similar interests and get involved on campus.
- UNCG offers more than 200 clubs and student organizations.
- Sports: 15 athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I (Southern Conference), intramural and club sports, Outdoor Adventures recreation program, Student Recreation Center.
- Arts: Music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, concert and lecture series, film series.
- Student media: Student newspaper, radio station, and literary magazine.
- Greek organizations: 19 fraternities and sororities.
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