Greensboro College

Greensboro College

Greensboro College, or GC, was officially established in 1838. However, its origins can be traced back to the Greensboro Female College that was founded in 1833. The college campus is spread across 80 acres of land in Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro College's recent enrollments have been over 1,000 students representing more than 30 states and 27 nations.

Students at the Greensboro College can choose from over 30 undergraduate majors in the fields of art, music, education, mathematics, and computer science, among others. Master's degrees in arts and education are also awarded.

The sports teams of Greensboro College are nicknamed the Pride. The athletics department sponsors around 15 teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming, softball, and volleyball. The teams compete in the USA South Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.

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Contacting Greensboro

Greensboro College
815 W Market St
Greensboro , NC 27401-1875
General Phone: (336) 272-7102

Greensboro Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts39French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history, history courses
Education and Teaching38mental retardation education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching, ESL instruction
Business and Management35accounting, managerial economics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Drama and Performing Arts12acting, directing
Science10biology, chemistry
Art Studies5art studies
Therapy and Counseling3psychology
Religion and Philosophy2religion

Number of programs and degrees for Greensboro in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree15127
Master's degree162

Greensboro Student Body

In 2007-2008, Greensboro had a total enrollment of 1,180 students (1,055 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 18%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 28%
20-21 25%
22-24 16%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina59%
New York5%
New Jersey3%
(International Students)1%

Greensboro Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %

Greensboro Room and Board (2007)

Greensboro offers campus housing for 608 of its 1,055 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Greensboro, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Greensboro Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math410550
SAT Writing410520
ACT Verbal1520
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Greensboro Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,248
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,248
Room and board $ 8,420
Room charge $ 4,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,020
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Greensboro participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 293000)

Greensboro Faculty

Greensboro has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track17
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2220

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$64,09512$64,482
Associate professoracademic year8$56,36110$52,931
Assistant professoracademic year3$48,5779$49,742
Instructoracademic year2*4$42,387
All faculty totalacademic year33$59,46535$54,866

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Greensboro Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Division III Independents
Basketball Division III Independents
Baseball Division III Independents
Track Division III Independents

Greensboro Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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