• 24 consecutive years on Princeton Review’s Best Colleges list
  • 32 consecutive years on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list 
  • #1 in North Carolina and #18 in the nation for being most successful in enrolling and graduating students from disadvantaged backgrounds (U.S. News & World Report’s social mobility)
  • A top university in Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list
  • Recognized as a national leader in closing the black-white achievement gap
  • Recognized by the Dept. of Education for “excelling in access and success” with Pell-eligible students
  • $1.2 million UNCG-McNair Scholars Program prepares first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduate students for doctoral studies


UNC Greensboro is committed to serving traditionally underserved populations:

  • 51% of undergraduates are first-generation students 
  • 47% of undergraduates are Pell grant eligible
  • 51% of the student body are people of color
  • Top 3 (tie) in the UNC System for Hispanic/Latino enrollment
  • UNCG students have the opportunity to join: 
  • More than 175 undergraduate areas of study and 250 master’s and doctoral programs
  • 187 spaces dedicated to hands-on learning
  • 320+ students study abroad 
  • 700+ undergraduates conduct faculty-sponsored research


  • $1 billion economic impact in the Piedmont Triad
  • More than $52 million in external funding annually 
  • 97,000+ Spartan alumni live, work, and make a difference in North Carolina
  • 81% of the 2021 graduates stayed in N.C. for a new job, to create a new venture, or continuing education
  • Carnegie Foundation classification for higher research activity and community engagement.
  • UNCG graduates 400 educators and 300 nurses each year.
  • UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum, one of the leading collections of 20th and 21st-century American art in the Southeast, serves nearly 40,000 visitors each year.
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