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UNCG Introduction & History

UNCG At a Glance
The institution which is now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was chartered in 1891 to provide higher education for women. Formerly The Woman's College one of the three original institutions of The Consolidated University of North Carolina it has been highly regarded now for 110 years for both its strong liberal arts tradition and its excellent professional preparation for selected careers. In 1963, it became a comprehensive, coeducational university.

The student body of UNCG approximately 68% female and 32% male comprises approximately 13,775 men and women, about 79% of whom are undergraduate and 22% graduate students. While 89% of the undergraduates are from North Carolina, students come from 46 other states and 65 foreign countries. Undergraduate minority enrollment is 25%, including 19.7% African American students. Approximately 55% of UNCG students receive some type of financial aid.

Among the 676 full-time faculty members are nationally known scholars whose research and creative work regularly contribute new knowledge to their fields; 88.3% hold terminal degrees in their disciplines. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Faculty members are easily accessible to students through an advisory system and on an informal basis. The ratio of students to faculty is 14.7 to 1.


Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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