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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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

UNC Greensboro Admissions

If you want to apply to UNC Greensboro, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $65.

UNC Greensboro Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UNC Greensboro's admissions stats.

UNC Greensboro 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 46%
Mean SAT Score 1099
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
Waitlist No

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes March 15 ––

Considering Applying Early to UNC Greensboro?

UNC Greensboro does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UNC Greensboro will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

UNC Greensboro accepts roughly 77% of early action applicants and 91% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, UNC Greensboro admitted 3,768 of the 4,919 who applied early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to UNC Greensboro?

UNC Greensboro is a moderately difficult school to get into. UNC Greensboro evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UNC Greensboro accepted 91% of students, around 9,715 from the 10,696 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UNC Greensboro, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UNC Greensboro?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UNC Greensboro

What does UNC Greensboro consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with UNC Greensboro for more information on admission factors.

UNC Greensboro Application Requirements

To apply to UNC Greensboro, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with UNC Greensboro's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Other Requirements Essay required with complete application by Early Application deadline for automatic scholarship consideration.
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNC Greensboro?

Students admitted to UNC Greensboro have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90.25% submitted a class rank. At UNC Greensboro 46% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51.33% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 25.29%
3.75 and 3.99 16.12%
3.50 and 3.74 14.63%
3.25 and 3.49 14.83%
3.00 and 3.24 14.98%
2.50 and 2.9 13.65%
2.00 and 2.49 0.51%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UNC Greensboro directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UNC Greensboro looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 9% of UNC Greensboro's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UNC Greensboro?

To be competitive with other UNC Greensboro applicants, you should strive to score between 1100 and 1235 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNC Greensboro 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1235 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UNC Greensboro student is 1099.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UNC Greensboro students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 565 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UNC Greensboro students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 565 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UNC Greensboro?

To be most competitive at UNC Greensboro, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UNC Greensboro's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UNC Greensboro students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to UNC Greensboro.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in UNC Greensboro during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

UNC Greensboro Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UNC Greensboro?

❌ Students who are admitted to UNC Greensboro must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does UNC Greensboro accept transfer credits?

✅ UNC Greensboro accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UNC Greensboro accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does UNC Greensboro accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UNC Greensboro accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UNC Greensboro?

❌ No, UNC Greensboro is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UNC Greensboro's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UNC Greensboro is 91%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UNC Greensboro?

❌ UNC Greensboro does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UNC Greensboro?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at UNC Greensboro was 77% in 2021.

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UNC Greensboro Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UNC Greensboro? UNC Greensboro is a somewhat selective institution. The UNC Greensboro acceptance rate is 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UNC Greensboro, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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