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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About UNC Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Overview

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public, state school in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. UNC Greensboro was founded in 1891 and the school presently has around 19,038 students per year, which includes 15,178 undergraduate students. UNC Greensboro offers on-campus housing for up to 5,732 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Involvement at UNC Greensboro

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UNC Greensboro's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UNC Greensboro students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? UNC Greensboro has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UNC Greensboro has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UNC Greensboro on the Student Life page.

2022 UNC Greensboro Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 77%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
In-State Tuition $4,422
Out-of-State $19,581
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,982

Is UNC Greensboro a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what UNC Greensboro offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

UNC Greensboro Acceptance Rate 2022

UNC Greensboro is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 91% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 10,696 students applied to UNC Greensboro and 9,715 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UNC Greensboro

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UNC Greensboro, around 78% return for the next year. 58% of UNC Greensboro undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook UNC Greensboro Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 57% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent UNC Greensboro grads is $49,068 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

UNC Greensboro's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's endowment was $392.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $9,703 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UNC Greensboro

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UNC Greensboro meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UNC Greensboro full-time are awarded $11,982 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,760 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UNC Greensboro.

Based on this information, is UNC Greensboro the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UNC Greensboro a good school for you?

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Where is The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Located?

UNC Greensboro is located in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

If you are interested in seeing UNC Greensboro for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Greensboro, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Piedmont Triad International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UNC Greensboro and Greensboro are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1400 Spring Garden Street Greensboro, NC 27412-5001

Campus Setting: Urban

UNC Greensboro Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Greensboro is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Greensboro is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UNC Greensboro ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UNC Greensboro is 20. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UNC Greensboro. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UNC Greensboro SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1235


Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

565 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1235 and Above


1100 to 1235


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UNC Greensboro students is 1099. Applicants with SAT scores of 1235 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Greensboro, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1235 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNC Greensboro.

UNC Greensboro Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UNC Greensboro is like? There are approximately 19,038 students enrolled at UNC Greensboro, including 15,178 undergraduate students and 3,860 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from NC and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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