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. Our students come from 78 countries and 48 states as well as the District of Columbia.
  • Ethnic minority enrollment is approximately 43%
      • White 55.6%
      • Black/African-American 24.4%
      • Hispanic/Latino 6.1%
      • Asian 4.1%
      • Nonresident aliens (includes international students) 3.5%
      • Native American & Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
      • Multiple racial identities 3.6%
      • Not disclosed 2.2%


  • 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 18:1. 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

  • 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 16 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.
  • Ranked among the top 10 universities in the country by Educate to Career for the value its education offers to graduates
  • Named to Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since 2006 for commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
  • Nationally recognized 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 2015-16
    • $6,733: In-state tuition and fees
    • $21,595: Out-of-state tuition and fees
    • $4,701: Room (for a double; varies depending on room and residence hall)
    • $3,462: Meals (varies on depending on plan)

Campus life

  • 81 percent of freshmen live on campus.
  • UNCG offers more than 200 clubs and student organizations.
  • 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.
  • Greek organizations: 19 fraternities and sororities.

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