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UNCG Profile

The institution that is now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was chartered in 1891 to provide higher education for women. Formerly The Woman’s College, and one of the three original institutions of The Consolidated University of North Carolina, UNCG has been highly regarded now for over one hundred years for both its strong liberal arts tradition and its excellent professional preparation for selected careers. In 1963, it became a doctoral-granting, coeducational university, and is now classified as a research university (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. UNCG is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU). See History of UNCG for more details.

In Fall 2008, the student body of UNCG was comprised of approximately 16,703 men and women, including 13,453 undergraduates and 3,250 graduate students. The Division of Continual Learning has grown to a total enrollment in academic credit courses of 771. Students from all 50 states and 56 foreign countries were represented in the student body. Undergraduate minority enrollment was 35%, including 21.6% African-American students. Approximately 67% of UNCG students received some type of financial aid.

Among the 1,055 faculty members are nationally known scholars whose research and creative work regularly contribute new knowledge to their fields; 80.7% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees in their disciplines. The estimated ratio of students to faculty was 16 to 1 in fall 2008. See the 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.