About UNCG

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 19,000, including undergraduate (approximately 16,000) and graduate students.
  • Ethnicity (Fall 2015)
      • 0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native
      • 4.7% Asian
      • 27.5% Black/African American
      • 7.5% Hispanics of any race
      • 0.11% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
      • 2.5 % Non-resident Alien
      • 4.3% Multiracial
      • 1.5% Unknown
      • 51.5% White


  • More than 250 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.
  • Approximately 1,000 faculty members teach at all levels (freshman through graduate).
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. Average class size is 25 students.
  • The Lloyd International Honors College offers an intellectually challenging experience with an international focus.
  • A variety of residential colleges encourage students and faculty to teach and learn about the world around them in innovative ways.

Rankings and recognition

  • Top 30 "Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges," Washington Monthly
  • "Best 381 Colleges," Princeton Review
  • "Top College" for value, Educate to Career
  • Active Minds Healthy Campus Award
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • "Best for Vets," Military Times Magazine
  • "Top Universities Contributing Most to the Public Good," Washington Monthly
  • "Green College," Princeton Review
  • "N.C. Professor of the Year (Dr. Omar H. Ali)," Carnegie Foundation/Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • "National Leader in Improving Minority Student Graduation Rates," The Education Trust


  • Estimated costs projected for 2016-17
    • $7,029: In-state tuition and fees
    • $21,891: Out-of-state tuition and fees
    • $4,819: Room (for a double; varies depending on room and residence hall)
    • $3,496: Meals (unlimited meal plan)

Campus life

  • 81 percent of freshmen live on campus.
  • UNCG offers more than 200 clubs and student organizations, including Greek Life.
  • Sports and recreation: 17 athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I (Southern Conference), intramural and club sports, Outdoor Adventures program, brand-new 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.

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