UNCG at a glance


aerial photo of College Avenue on UNCG campus

UNCG Today

With more than 20,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 200-plus acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer more than 100 areas of study and over 100 master’s and doctoral programs.


In Fall 2017, UNCG enrolled 19,922 students, with 17,423 on-campus and 2,499 in extension programs. Sixty-six percent of undergraduate students are female. Twenty-eight percent of undergraduate students and 16 percent of graduate students are African American.

Classes & Faculty

UNCG offers 82 undergraduate majors in more than 100 areas of study, 74 masters programs and 32 doctoral programs. Student/faculty ratio is approximately 18:1. Fifty-one percent of full-time faculty are tenured and close to 80 percent hold a doctorate or other terminal degrees in their fields.

Academic Calendar

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

Campus Life

UNCG's picturesque campus includes more than 30 academic buildings and 30 residence buildings on 200-plus acres. Opportunities for students include more than 200 student organizations, 17 Division I athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, wellness 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 program, fraternities and sororities and community service.


For full-time students living on campus, 2017-18 basic costs (including tuition, fees and room and board) totaled approximately $15,998 for in-state students and $31,244 for out-of-state students.


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

  • Three residential colleges for students who want to live and enroll in courses with their learning community peers while developing close, meaningful relationships with faculty;
  • Seven 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.

Freshmen are encouraged to live on campus.