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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 4-Year Public

UNC Greensboro Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to UNC Greensboro, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and the fee for the application is $65.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

UNC Greensboro Admissions Stats at a Glance

UNC Greensboro 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 1%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 56%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
Waitlist No

Applying Early to UNC Greensboro?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! UNC Greensboro will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into The University of North Carolina at 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 88% of all applicants, around 8,641 of the 9,872 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to UNC Greensboro?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UNC Greensboro

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

UNC Greensboro Application Requirements

Double check with UNC Greensboro's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNC Greensboro?

Students admitted to UNC Greensboro have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90% submitted a class rank. At UNC Greensboro 1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 90%
3.75 and 3.99 17.73%
3.50 and 3.74 17.65%
3.25 and 3.49 16.79%
3.00 and 3.24 12.88%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.12%

UNC Greensboro does look 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 2021, 56% of UNC Greensboro's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UNC Greensboro?

To be competitive with other UNC Greensboro applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNC Greensboro 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UNC Greensboro students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UNC Greensboro students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for UNC Greensboro?

To be most competitive at UNC Greensboro, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UNC Greensboro's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UNC Greensboro students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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

Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to UNC Greensboro.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15.

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
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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 you can choose whether or not to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is UNC Greensboro's acceptance rate?

UNC Greensboro's acceptance rate is 88%.

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UNC Greensboro Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

88%

How hard is it to get into UNC Greensboro? UNC Greensboro is a somewhat selective institution. The UNC Greensboro acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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UNC Greensboro SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1150

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Math SAT Range

490 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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UNC Greensboro GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.67

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UNC Greensboro, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,764

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,404

Out-of-State

$22,564

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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