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University of North Carolina Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
UNC Greensboro is one of the seventeen campuses of The University of North Carolina, the birthplace of public higher education in America. Administered by Interim President William L. Roper and overseen by The UNC Board of Governors, each campus is headed by its own chancellor and Board of Trustees.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)



UNC 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.


Your goal is to get a degree, but you also want your time at UNC Greensboro to transform you. Our academic environment goes beyond relevant fields of study and challenging coursework. It’s about everything that we put into your learning experience and success. It’s the advising you receive when you are ready to focus. It’s the mentorship from renowned faculty members who collaborate with you on research and community partnerships


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is to aggregate, analyze, and disseminate accurate and timely information in support of institutional planning, policy formulation, and decision-making for internal and external constituencies.


The University of North Carolina System Office is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Student services

UNC Greensboro faculty, staff, and students are redefining the public research university as an innovative, inclusive, and responsive institution. The Office of Research and Engagement, or ORE, amplifies our scholars’ efforts by providing essential infrastructure and unique expertise related to research, creative activity, and community and economic engagement.

Housing services

By “get ready” we mean to uncover most of the information that you will need to make a decision about where to live throughout your college career. Do you want to join more than 5,700 Spartans who choose to live in one of 28 residence halls on campus at UNCG? Find out here. The most important questions families and students have are answered, so you can feel ready to make the educated decision that works for you. Here’s what you’ll find:

Library services

The UNCG University Libraries contains over 1.2 million physical items in its collections, and provides access to millions of digital items. The Walter Clinton Jackson Library has more than 300 publicly available computers and more than a million visitors each year. The Harold Schiffman Music Library specializes in music materials and services, and is located in the Music Building.

ICT services

Information Technology Services, with partners on and off campus, uses technology to provide the most cost-effective services and solutions to the UNCG community and our UNC System partners. Innovative use of technology in instruction is central to the future of higher education.

Medical services

Common health issues that UNCG students frequently call or present to Student Health Services with are  summarized on this website. The goal is to help educate and provide a reference source of accurate general information to help keep our students healthy. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

Student Life

Campus life

UNC Greensboro is home to a rich array of students who find one thing in common – a welcoming campus, and a place to belong, thrive and achieve their best, each in their own way. Here they immerse themselves in a transformative experience that combines rigorous learning with tenacious, intentional support. They develop their abilities, deepen their understanding and hone their work ethic.

Sports facilities

The UNCG athletics departments, its staff and gameday personnel are committed to providing complete accessibility to all facilities, fair and equal treatment of patrons and guests, and meaningful compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.

Student clubs

The Graduate Student Association is a student fee funded organization formed by students to promote the interests of the graduate student body at UNCG.  We meet monthly during the fall and spring semesters in joint senate and executive board meetings to discuss issues relevant to the general membership. The association is student operated and governed. 

We believe that it is our responsibility to act as good university citizens by informing ourselves about the actions of the university, the community, and the state, and to advocate for the interests of all UNCG graduate students in terms of employment, professional development, and school/life balance.


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

Student Reviews

Proud to be a Spartan
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, UNCG was an outstanding education. Faculty communicated effectively and student life was well balanced and highly promoted. Parking was a nightmare.

Online Masters Student
Nicole Ratliff rated 4 out of 5 stars

No opportunities for individuals studying online to really participate in school activities or to be able to work as a Graduate Assistant. Classes for my program are limited and repetitive.

UNCG Music review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had a wonderful experience at UNCG. The professors were kind and understanding, and helped me through every rough patch.

Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

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