Greensboro College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Greensboro College
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Greensboro College Admissions Overview:

Greensboro College admitted only around a third of those who applied in 2016, but the school is still generally accessible. Those interested in applying will need to submit an application form (which can be found online), official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. A written personal statement is not required, but is always encouraged—it's a great way to strengthen an application and let the admissions committee learn more about your personality and passions. Students interested in Greensboro College are encouraged to visit the campus to see if the school would be a good fit before applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Greensboro College Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Greensboro College Description:

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Greensboro College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The green, tree-covered, 80-acre campus sits in a historic district of the city, and students are close to the heart of Greensboro and its entertainment and shopping opportunities. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is just a few blocks away, so students can take advantage of the social and cultural opportunities offered at the much larger neighboring school. The college's academics are supported by small classes and a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students can choose from over 60 different organizations including a rich spiritual and religious sector run by the Office of Religious Life. The college competes in the NCAA Division III, with 18 different sporting teams in the USA South Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,037 (946 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,000
  • Books: $1,400 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,400
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $41,000

Greensboro College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 98%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,570
    • Loans: $4,569

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Economics, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise and Sports Studies, Liberal Studies

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 54%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Greensboro College Mission Statement:

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"Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs."

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