UNCG at a glance


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to Do something bigger altogether. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving nearly 18,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.

photo of Foust Building


UNCG has more than than 16,300 on-campus students and over 1,400 others in extension programs enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year. Sixty-five percent of resident undergraduate students are female. Twenty-five percent of resident undergraduate students and 13 percent of graduate students are African-American.

Classes & Faculty

UNCG offers 79 undergraduate programs in over 100 areas of study, 72 masters programs and 27 doctoral programs. Student/faculty ratio is approximately 17:1. Fifty-three percent of full-time faculty are tenured and 77 percent hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

Academic Calendar

Two semesters, August to May, and two summer sessions.

Campus Life

UNCG's picturesque campus includes more than 30 academic buildings and 28 residence halls on more than 200 acres. Opportunities for students include approximately 200 student organizations, 15 intercollegiate athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, recreation center, campus golf course, student newspaper, student literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, concert and lecture series, film series, internships, outdoor adventures club, fraternities and sororities, community service and field campus for fishing, swimming, and canoeing.


For full-time students living on campus, 2013-14 basic costs (including tuition, fees, and room and board) total approximately $12,848 for in-state students and $26,646 for out-of-state students.


UNCG Housing and Residence Life offers an array of on-campus living options for students, including:

  • Four residential colleges for students who want to live and enroll in courses with their learning community peers while developing close, meaningful relationships with faculty;
  • Ten living-learning communities for students who want to live and enroll in courses with their learning community peers while participating in related co-curricular programs; and
  • An honors college residence hall and two themed communities.

Freshmen are encouraged to live on campus.