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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 112 years for both its strong liberal arts tradition and its excellent professional preparation for selected careers. In 1963, it became a comprehensive, coeducational university. See History of UNCG for complete details.

In Fall 2002, the student body of UNCG—approximately 68% female and 32% male—was comprised of approximately 14,453 men and women, about 75% of whom were undergraduate and 25% graduate students. While 89% of the undergraduates were from North Carolina, students from 46 other states and 65 foreign countries were represented in the student body. Undergraduate minority enrollment was 25%, including 20% African American students. Approximately 55% of UNCG students received some type of financial aid.

Among the 666 full-time faculty members are nationally known scholars whose research and creative work regularly contribute new knowledge to their fields; 83.3% hold terminal degrees in their disciplines. The ratio of students to faculty was 14.5 to 1 in Fall 2002. See a listing of Teaching Faculty.

UNCG faculty members remain committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, and are easily accessible to students through an advisory system and on an informal basis.


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

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