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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Overview

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public institution located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of North Carolina at Greensboro Known For?

3,512 Undergraduate Awards
$25,281 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UNC Greensboro.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Rankings

UNC Greensboro is ranked #11 out of 64 schools in North Carolina.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UNC Greensboro has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#91 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UNC Greensboro.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Health & Physical Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer Systems Networking Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UNC Greensboro has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies College Factual
#11 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#18 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#52 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#82 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Nursing Degree Search

Where Is University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

Location of University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Contact details for UNC Greensboro are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Phone: 336-334-5000
Website: www.uncg.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNCG

How Do I Get Into UNC Greensboro?

You can apply to UNC Greensboro online at: admissions.uncg.edu/apply.php

Admission Requirements for UNC Greensboro

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNC Greensboro?

78% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
56% Submit SAT Scores
UNC Greensboro has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to UNC Greensboro submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro  ( 520 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro  ( 510 to 580 )
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UNC Greensboro received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro  ( 19 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro  ( 18 to 24 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro  ( 20 to 25 )
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Can I Afford University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

$25,281 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNC Greensboro is $25,281. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UNC Greensboro, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,724 a year. That adds up to $22,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNC Greensboro is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,265 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 16,641 undergraduate students at UNC Greensboro, with 14,265 being full-time and 2,376 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNC Greensboro

There are also 3,465 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,265 full-time undergraduates at UNC Greensboro, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNC Greensboro

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Carolina at Greensboro students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNC Greensboro Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 756
Black or African American 4,374
Hispanic or Latino 1,528
White 6,413
International Students 318
Other Races/Ethnicities 876

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 70 countries are represented at UNC Greensboro. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2,989 Took All Classes Online
9,267 Took At Least One Class Online
10.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at UNC Greensboro. In 2017-2018, 9,267 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNC Greensboro has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 10th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UNC Greensboro

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of North Carolina at Greensboro was 10.1%. This is the #1,331 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UNC Greensboro regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UNC Greensboro majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 29%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Communication Sciences 24%
Curriculum & Instruction 19%
Education 4%
Educational Administration 20%
Health Professions 4%
Human Development & Family Studies 1%
International Business 22%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%
Library & Information Science 2%
Library Science 2%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 16%
Nursing 4%
Other Physical Science 70%
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 29%
Philosophy 69%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 52%
Physical Sciences 11%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UNC Greensboro ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UNC Greensboro.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Physical Science #2
Textile & Apparel Studies #4
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution #5
Philosophy #9
Physical Sciences #14
Gerontology #15
Library & Information Science #21
Computer Systems Networking #27
Library Science #27
Philosophy & Religious Studies #42
Public Health #47
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #72
Curriculum & Instruction #73
Teacher Education Subject Specific #105
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #107
Teacher Education Grade Specific #139
Educational Administration #145
Computer & Information Sciences #195
Liberal Arts General Studies #237
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #237
Nursing #280
Education #357
Business Administration & Management #437
Health Professions #467

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 401 0 66 0 467
Nursing 227 0 22 84 333
General Psychology 187 0 12 7 206
Communication & Media Studies 193 0 11 0 204
Health & Physical Education 162 0 14 28 204
General Biology 172 0 18 0 190
Liberal Arts General Studies 151 0 37 0 188
Computer Systems Networking 156 0 25 0 181
Human Development & Family Studies 166 0 3 5 174
Sociology 144 5 6 0 155
Social Work 90 0 31 0 121
Library & Information Science 0 0 116 0 116
Teacher Education Grade Specific 69 0 31 0 100
Educational Administration 0 28 56 15 99
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 94 0 0 0 94
Accounting 58 0 34 0 92
Fine & Studio Arts 83 0 9 0 92
Finance & Financial Management 91 0 0 0 91
Music 42 0 31 12 85
Communication Sciences 47 0 35 1 83
Computer Science 63 0 15 0 78
General English Literature 60 0 7 7 74
Political Science & Government 68 2 0 0 70
History 46 0 19 3 68
Public Health 52 0 13 2 67
Nutrition Science 47 0 10 1 58
Drama & Theater Arts 55 0 3 0 58
Teacher Education Subject Specific 45 0 11 1 57
Textile & Apparel Studies 43 0 10 2 55
Student Counseling 0 13 33 4 50
Special Education 45 0 1 2 48
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 15 3 30 0 48
Curriculum & Instruction 0 1 26 16 43
International Business 40 0 0 0 40
Ethnic Studies 30 5 5 0 40
Romance Languages 30 0 8 0 38
Business/Managerial Economics 36 0 0 1 37
Design & Applied Arts 35 0 0 0 35
Mathematics 23 0 10 0 33
Anthropology 33 0 0 0 33
Dance 24 0 5 0 29
Geography & Cartography 14 0 9 4 27
Hospitality Management 24 0 0 0 24
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 22 0 0 1 23
Economics 14 0 9 0 23
Arts & Media Management 18 0 0 0 18
Entrepreneurial Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Philosophy 16 0 0 0 16
Chemistry 9 0 7 0 16
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 15 0 0 0 15
Classical Languages & Literature 14 0 0 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 13 0 0 0 13
Allied Health Professions 0 0 13 0 13
Public Administration 0 0 12 0 12
Educational Assessment 0 0 1 10 11
Writing Studies 0 0 11 0 11
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 10 10
Religious Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Recreation Administration 0 0 8 0 8
Genetics 0 0 7 0 7
Interior Architecture 0 0 6 0 6
Gerontology 0 0 4 0 4
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 3 3
Germanic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 2 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 2 0 2
Physics 2 0 0 0 2
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 1 1
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,512 57 852 222 4,643

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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