University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a public, urban institution of higher education located in the third largest city in North Carolina. UNCG is situated on a 357-acre campus that includes the Gateway University Research Park. UNCG offers more than 100 areas of study, and confers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are more than 85 master's degree and doctoral programs available. UNCG also offers continuing education courses and classes online.

The Lloyd International Honors College at UNCG offers a challenging educational experience with an international focus. UNCG has received top ranking and recognition for many of its outstanding academic programs.


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was chartered in 1891.


The academic calendar for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro follows the semester format with fall, spring and summer semesters. The summer semester is divided into two shorter sessions.

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • International Honors College
  • Bryan School of Business & Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Health & Human Sciences
  • School of Music, Theatre & Dance
  • School of Nursing
  • Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 

Many of the academic units at UNCG are divided into centers and institutes.

  • Center for Biotechnology, Genomics and Health Research
  • Center for Business and Economic Research
  • Center for Creative Writing in the Arts
  • Center for Drug Discovery
  • Center for Educational Research and Evaluation
  • Center for Educational Studies and Development
  • Center for Geographic Information Science
  • Center for Health of Vulnerable Populations
  • Center for Innovation in Interior Architecture
  • Center for New North Carolinians
  • Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components
  • Center for Social, Community and Health Research and Evaluation
  • Center for Women's Health & Wellness
  • Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships
  • Family Research Center
  • Institute for Community and Economic Engagement
  • McDowell Research Center for Global Information
  • Music Research Institute
  • North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center
  • SERVE Center

Student Life

There is on-campus housing available at UNCG, and there is a new initiative in progress to make green sustainability a priority in most of the residence halls. From recent renovations that target water consumption and water flow to recycling and thus use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, the campus is now considered "green."

Students at UNCG can choose to live in themed communities, where the focus is on living green, enjoying Greek Life or multiculturalism at International House. There are also Living Learning Communities, whereby students in residential colleges live together while enrolling in two or more common integrated courses. Students in a residential college are connected to faculty mentors and college traditions.

There are a variety of dining options available on campus, as well as a full calendar of activities and entertainment.


The traditional school colors for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are blue and gold, with white as an accent color. The school mascot is a Spartan (dressed as a Trojan-like warrior), and the athletic teams are nicknamed the Greensboro "Spartans."


The UNCG "Spartans" athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has one campus, but offers online courses for distance learning.

Community Life

University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers courses, programs and resources that benefit community members, business leaders and alumni. The community can use the UNCG family clinical services, cultural and sporting opportunities, personal enrichment courses, and business support.

The campus is located in Greensboro, the third largest city in North Carolina. It is situated halfway between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Students and visitors can reach the Blue Ridge Mountains easily by car in about two hours.

Greensboro offers much in the way of entertainment and recreation, including more than 150 parks, many museums, theatre, movies, art galleries, concerts, opera, ballet, and the symphony. The nightlife is vibrant in downtown Greensboro, where there are dozens of restaurants and nightclubs. There are also many shopping malls and restaurants.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students University of North Carolina at Greensboro accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of North Carolina at Greensboro is around 19,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,100-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$22,790
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $520-$620 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $2,400-$2,800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$8,651
Receiving Student Loans68%$5,976

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of North Carolina at Greensboro may provide services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of North Carolina at Greensboro is approximately 55%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years20%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southern Conference)
  • Basketball (Southern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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