University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Elliot University Center at UNCG ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a largely accessible public university. The school had an acceptance rate of 74 percent. Admitted students tend to have grades in the "B" range or better, and SAT/ACT scores that are average or higher. The application has an optional essay (an essay is required for university scholarship applicants). Note that some majors and professional schools at UNCG have additional application requirements. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

UNCG Description

UNCG's home of Greensboro is a city of about a quarter million people that stands midway between Atlanta and Washington D.C. The 210-acre picturesque campus features a variety of architectural styles. Explore the campus with the University of North Carolina Greensboro photo tour.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has a student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and an average class size of 27. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, UNCG was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. On the social front, UNCG has roughly 180 student organizations. In athletics, the UNCG Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 19,647 (16,281 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34 percent male / 66 percent female
  • 87 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,971 (in-state); $21,833 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $956 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,934
  • Other Expenses: $2,224
  • Total Cost: $20,085 (in-state); $34,947 (out-of-state)

UNCG Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67 percent
    • Loans: 67 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,460
    • Loans: $5,827

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Exercise Science, Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Tennis

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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