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 18,400, including undergraduate (approximately 15,000) 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.

Campus life

  • UNCG offers more than 200 clubs and student organizations.
  • Sports: 17 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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