University Of North Carolina At Greensboro

University Of North Carolina At Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, also called UNCG, is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate, over 50 graduate, and over 20 doctoral programs. UNCG is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Bryan School of Business & Economics
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • International Honors College
  • School of Education
  • School of Health & Human Performance
  • School of Human Environmental Sciences
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing

The sports teams of the university are nicknamed the Spartans. Some of the notable alumni of UNCG are Claudia Emerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Beth Leavel, Tony Award-winning Broadway actress; and Russ Bowen, news anchor and reporter for WLOS-13.

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Contacting UNC Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1000 Spring Garden St
Greensboro , NC 27402-6170
General Phone: (336) 334-5000

UNC Greensboro Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts785African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Romance languages and literature, Classical languages, English, creative writing, ...
Education and Teaching563curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed administration, higher education administration, educational assessment and testing, special ed, education of hearing impaired, school counseling, college student counseling, ...
Business and Management485business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine274registered nursing, nursing science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy195nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Family and Social Work186foodservice management, family studies, child development, community organization, public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling140psychology, communication disorders
Science136biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics courses, human genetics, chemistry, physics
Drama and Performing Arts120dance, drama
Music87music, music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Computer Science and Engineering84computer science, computer networking
Fine Arts73fine arts
Media62mass communication
Medical Administration60health care administration, public health education
Medical Support and Technology55audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Construction Trades43apparel and textiles
Design39interior design
Hospitality30hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy26philosophy, religion
Mathematics16mathematics, computational mathematics
Art Studies12art studies

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,38871
Master's degree96755
Postbaccalaureate certificate65
Doctor's degree9323
Post-master's certificate234

UNC Greensboro Student Body

In 2007-2008, UNC Greensboro had a total enrollment of 18,627 students (15,510 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 19%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 23%
20-21 23%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

North Carolina90%
(International Students)1%
New York1%
State unknown1%

UNC Greensboro Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 56 %

UNC Greensboro Room and Board (2007)

UNC Greensboro offers campus housing for 4,251 of its 15,510 (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 does not offer students a meal plan.

UNC Greensboro Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460570
SAT Math470570
SAT Writing450550
ACT Verbal1823
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT12%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UNC Greensboro Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,135
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,629
Room and board $ 6,288
Room charge $ 3,564
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,724
Books and supplies $ 1,730
Other expenses $ 2,440

Financial Aid:
UNC Greensboro participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 297600)

UNC Greensboro Faculty

UNC Greensboro has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track85103
Non-tenured and not on tenure track95158

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$137,1004$136,240
Associate professorcalendar year3$99,6445$90,361
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*10$63,460
Lecturercalendar year7$50,1293$43,921
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$78,65223$79,727

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year125$109,86646$107,513
Associate professoracademic year104$80,69892$76,955
Assistant professoracademic year70$67,63090$63,712
Instructoracademic year10$54,49336$57,418
Lectureracademic year57$41,75594$42,136
No academic rankacademic year20$61,48415$51,986
All faculty totalacademic year386$80,348373$65,864

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

UNC Greensboro Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Track Southern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4661107

UNC Greensboro Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist


Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Psychology, General

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