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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 4-Year Public

About UNC Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public, state school in an urban setting in Greensboro, North Carolina. UNC Greensboro was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 19,764 students a year, including 15,995 undergrads.

UNC Greensboro offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

UNC Greensboro's endowment was valued at $292.034 million in 2021. The institution spends around $9,691 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 16 UNC Greensboro undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 UNC Greensboro Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.7
In-State Tuition $4,422
Out-of-State $19,582

2022 UNC Greensboro Regular Decision Application Deadline

UNC Greensboro Early Admission

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to UNC Greensboro is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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2021 Acceptance Rate for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

It is moderately difficult to get into UNC Greensboro. The acceptance rate at UNC Greensboro is 88%. Last year, 9,872 students applied to UNC Greensboro and 8,641 were admitted.

UNC Greensboro Waitlist

UNC Greensboro reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into The University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

UNC Greensboro is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UNC Greensboro, applicants must submit the following items.

UNC Greensboro Application Requirements

UNC Greensboro Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UNC Greensboro is 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UNC Greensboro.

Is UNC Greensboro Test Optional?

UNC Greensboro is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 56% submitted the SAT. 47% submitted the ACT.

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Does UNC Greensboro Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! UNC Greensboro provides on-campus housing for students.

UNC Greensboro students are active in the school's Alpha Lamda Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Zeta. Homecoming, Fall Kick Off, and and Spring Fling are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UNC Greensboro.

Financial Aid at UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro meets 72% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,190 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is UNC Greensboro a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UNC Greensboro

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UNC Greensboro, around 80% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,593 students who started at UNC Greensboro as first-time freshman, 1,199 graduate within four years.

UNC Greensboro's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 59%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for UNC Greensboro Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,317 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.

Based on this information, how does UNC Greensboro sound? Remember, a school that is perfect 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 UNC Greensboro?

UNC Greensboro is located in the urban setting of Greensboro, North Carolina.

If you want to see 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


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UNC Greensboro ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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UNC Greensboro SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1150


Math SAT Range

490 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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UNC Greensboro Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UNC Greensboro is like? There are approximately 19,764 students enrolled at UNC Greensboro, including 15,995 undergraduate students and 3,769 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from NC and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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