The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established by legislative enactment on February 18, 1891. The City of Greensboro, situated near the geographical center of the state, was selected for the location of the new institution after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings. R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave the original 10-acre site.
The University of North Carolina is a public, multi-campus university dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. It encompasses the 17 diverse constituent institutions and other educational, research, and public service organizations. Each shares in the overall mission of the University. That mission is to discover, create, transmit, and apply knowledge to address the needs of individuals and society.
UNCG offers 79 undergraduate programs in more than 100 areas of study, 65 masters programs and 30 doctoral programs. Student/faculty ratio is approximately 18:1. Fifty-five percent of full-time faculty are tenured and 81 percent hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
University of North Carolina centers and institutes strengthen and enrich programs around our core missions of research, service, and instruction. They provide the faculty, staff, and students with greater research opportunities, facilities, and assistance, as well as enhance their involvement in public service and educational activities. Centers and institutes also have a strong positive impact on the economic development of the state by providing job opportunities, supplying technical assistance and training, fostering community development, and enhancing the transfer of new technology.
UNCG has much to offer international students, with over 100 undergraduate academic majors, a diverse student body, and an outstanding faculty. Our beautiful campus has state-of-the art facilities, including newly-built science, music, humanities, and studio arts buildings. At UNCG, you will discover many opportunities to expand your knowledge and explore new areas of interest.
UNCG offers traditional-, suite-, and apartment-style residence halls designed to meet the needs of students as they transition through UNCG.
UNCG's picturesque campus includes more than 30 academic buildings and 30 residence buildings on more than 200 acres. Opportunities for students include more than 200 student organizations, 17 intercollegiate athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, recreation center, campus golf course, student newspaper, student literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, concert and lecture series, film series, internships, Outdoor Adventures program, fraternities and sororities and community service.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed UNCG’s accreditation unconditionally for 10 years. SACSCOC is the main organization that accredits schools and colleges in the Southern United States.
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