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 270,000)


  • UNCG's enrollment is more than 17,000 and growing. Students come from 40 states and more than 70 countries.
  • UNCG typically enrolls approximately 2,500 freshmen and 1,500 transfer students each fall.
  • Minority enrollment is about 34 percent.


  • Undergraduates choose from more than 100 majors and concentrations.
  • Graduate students choose from more than 100 master's and doctoral programs.
  • More than 1,000 faculty 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

  • UNCG receives national recognition for offering outstanding academic programs at a reasonable cost.
  • UNCG is one of only three universities in the UNC system approved to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a nationally recognized mark of academic excellence.
  • UNCG has been recognized by "The G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools" for its efforts to embrace America's veterans as students. The 2012 guide lists UNCG among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools for its work with student veterans.
  • UNCG has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, the first campus in North Carolina to receive this designation.


  • Estimated costs for 2013-14 (tuition, fees, room and board): $13,784 for N.C. residents and $27,582 for out-of-state students (does not include costs for books, travel, and personal expenses; room and board prices can vary based on residence hall and meal plan).


  • About 80 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.

Campus life

  • 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: 20 fraternities and sororities.

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