UNCG has a long history of commitment to education; founded 130 years ago and 1 of 3 original NC System Universities. We also receive frequent accolades – listed among the best colleges in the U.S. by the Princeton Review 23 years straight, and U.S. News 31 years straight; Recently ranking #3 among NC public universities by Washington Monthly (2020 rankings)
- 20,000 students, including 16,000 undergrads, chose UNCG.
- Our students represent 48 states and 69 countries.
- 80% of freshmen live on campus.
Exciting Student Life
- UNCG is the 6th largest university in North Carolina. Around 80% of first year students and another 3,000 upperclassmen opt to live on campus in one of our 26 residence halls. This means our residence halls are social hubs and a great way to make friends.
- UNCG offers 350+ organizations, including 21 fraternities and sororities, 24 club sports teams, 35 religious and faith-based groups, 83 career and professional associations, and 44 performing arts clubs.
- 3rd largest city in NC; population of about 300,000. (Similar to the size of Cincinnati or Pittsburgh.)
- Greensboro is a college town. There are 14 four-year colleges and universities within 25 miles of UNCG’s campus, including 45,000 college and university students from four campuses within a mile of downtown Greensboro — a compact, 58 acre area that includes the minor league baseball park, five performing arts spaces, 50+ restaurants, four breweries, a hip restaurant/bowling alley, and a retro arcade/bar. Plus it’s surrounded by a greenway that’s part of the 500 miles of hiking and biking trails that run throughout the city.
LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS – MEET DANIEL RUST
UNCG Alumni 20′ and Current Graduate Student in the Bryan School of Business and Economics
Daniel discusses why he chose UNCG and how the close connection and support of the faculty brought him back for his masters degree. While other institutions might stand firm in “the way it’s always been done”, Daniel feels UNCG is growing and changing everyday. As an undergraduate student and now a current graduate student, Daniel’s impact on the UNCG community factors into that change. View all of Daniel’s stories then Find Your Way Here.
During his time at UNCG as an Undergrad, Daniel took advantage of internship opportunities to bolster his real-world experiences before graduation. He also studied abroad in Lima Peru, a culmination of his studies as a minor in Spanish, the experience opened Daniel’s eyes to the broader world.
Study Abroad At UNCG
LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS – MEET MARGAREE BROWN
Current UNCG Senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in African American Diaspora Studies
Margaree discusses how in 4 years at UNCG she’s been able to secure 3 internships. As a Marketing major with a minor in Communication Studies and African American Diaspora Studies, Margaree has been able to gain real world marketing experience through her internships. By utilizing the Office of Career and Professional Development, Margaree has set herself apart from the competition once she graduates.
Margaree is no stranger to leadership roles on campus. During her first year she became a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) and served as an advisor for new students. She is now the President of Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity at UNCG where she continues to make new connections across the greater Greensboro community.
Greek Life At UNCG
Did you know that UNCG is the only NC university that offers the option of interest-based holistic Residential Colleges, modeled after those at Ivy League colleges? UNCG also has more than 127 active international exchange agreements with prestigious universities around the world — more than any other NC public university. This global network allows students to spend a semester or year abroad and pay the same amount as they would on campus in Greensboro.
- 1,000 faculty members teach at all levels (freshman through graduate).
- The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
- 450+ undergraduate students study abroad each year.
LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS – MEET KAYLEIGH RIKER
Current UNCG Senior Majoring in Psychology
Kayleigh discusses why she chose UNCG along with how she brought her non-profit organization to campus and turned it into a student group. Her non-profit, The Pink Bows, raises awareness about the prevalence of Breast Cancer through service events. Kayleigh utilized the Campus Activities and Programs Office to start her group, and has joined several other organizations to discover new opportunities for service and leadership.
Greek Life at UNCG has a strong focus on giving back to the Greensboro community. With the support from her sisters, Kayleigh gained the confidence to study abroad and join several student groups on campus. She’s also participated in undergraduate research since her freshman year. She now works in the Genes, Environment, and Emotion (GEnE) Lab where they study physiological responses to psychosocial stressors.
Greek Life At UNCG
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS – MEET CAROLINE NELSON
Current UNCG Junior Majoring in Biology with Minors in Dance, French, and Chemistry
Caroline has a love for dance, French, and scientific research. At UNCG she didn’t have to compromise and has been able to pursue her passions in dance and French as minors while still majoring in Biology. Caroline has participated in undergraduate research since her freshman year and now works with cellular and molecular processes that lead to the survival and proliferation of breast cancer cells.
Despite her rigorous academic pursuits, Caroline still volunteers every Wednesday night at the Spartan Open Pantry. Here she’s able to help students and community members with food insecurities and helps to cook a meal every week. She’s also a MARC U-STAR Fellow which aids her undergraduate research and helps offer support to publish her research findings.
The core of the UNCG academic philosophy includes in-class discussions and opportunities for research and service. We combine these elements in order to give you meaningful job skills and experiences. When you graduate, you will know how to be a leader in your chosen career field.
- We offer 175 undergraduate majors and concentrations.
- More than 700 undergraduate students participate in funded research each year.
- The campus community logs more than 500,000 annual hours of community service each year.