Freshman Students

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UNCG is known for its beautiful campus and outstanding facilities. But don't just take our word for it - visit! We offer daily tours, open houses, and other events for prospective students.

Freshmen are students who plan to enter UNCG directly from high school or adult students who have never attended college.

About the freshman class

  • Here is the profile of UNCG's average admitted freshman (Fall 2017)*:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.83 (weighted)
    • SAT middle 50% ranges: 520-600 critical reading 510-580 math
    • Average ACT: 23
    • UNCG received 8,524 freshman applications for the Fall 2017 semester; 78 percent of these applicants were admitted.
    • The Fall 2017 freshman class included 2,768 students.

*Please note that these are averages, and many admitted students will have higher or lower profiles.

Freshman requirements and application information

Admission to UNCG for traditional freshmen is competitive based on a combination of your overall high school and/or college record as well as SAT or ACT scores. In addition, in-state and out-of-state applicants must meet the minimum high school course requirements.

Application process

Freshman admission is competitive, and it is in the student's best interest to start this process in the fall of senior year. Please visit Instructions and Deadlines for more information.

Students attending an Early College High School or taking AP or IB courses should click the link(s) for more information.

International students should visit the International Programs Center for additional requirements.

Students interested in joining the Lloyd International Honors College should visit to learn more about that admission process.

Dual enrollment

High school seniors with superior academic credentials may want to supplement their high school curriculum with courses at UNCG. To determine if you are eligible to enroll as a visiting student, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 336.334.5243.

What's next?

Once you have been admitted, you can follow the steps listed in SpartanLink. This will guide you through all the steps you need to complete to enroll at UNCG.

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