Tuesday, December 10, 2013

[CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT]: University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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One great benefit of attending UNCG is its location. Greensboro offers all the amenities of a large city, yet it has a small-town feel. Students find a dynamic mixture of things to do in the area, including many parks and recreational opportunities, a variety of cultural events, and a bustling downtown just a mile from campus with restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and even a minor league baseball stadium.

UNCG has much to offer international students, with over 100 undergraduate academic majors, a diverse student body, and an outstanding faculty. The beautiful campus has state-of-the art facilities, including newly-built science, music, humanities, and studio arts buildings. At UNCG, you will discover many opportunities to expand your knowledge and explore new areas of interest.


  • Website: http://www.uncg.edu
  • Public, 4-year or above
  • Established: 1891
  • Campus Setting: Large city

Degrees offered:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
  • Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

Schools and Colleges:
  • Graduate School
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Lloyd International Honors College
  • Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
  • Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • School of Music, Theatre and Dance
  • School of Nursing
(Fall 2012)
  • Total enrollment: 18,516
  • Total undergraduate enrollment: 15,039
  • Total graduate enrollment: 3,477
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17:1
  • Average class size: 27
  • Full-Time Faculty: 793
Student Body
(Fall 2013)

Total international student population: 400

  • International: 200
  • Number of countries represented: 70

  • Full-time: 200
  • UNCG is a Tier 1 National University (U.S. News & World Report)
  • The Princeton Review names UNCG one of the 133 Best Southeastern Colleges

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
International Programs Center
203 Foust Building
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Pamela J. Harrod
Director of International Admissions
Phone: (336) 334-5404
Fax: (336) 256-8509

Support Services

UNCG fosters a learner-centered experience for undergraduate success by promoting learner success and persistence, enhancing faculty/staff development and support, and cultivating integrative and collaborative learning. UNCG provides academic assistance through various offices on campus:

There are a large number of student clubs and organizations to suit the interests of a diverse student body. You can find a club to match almost any interest, including clubs for people who share an interest in a certain country or region. By joining clubs you can make friends and become more involved on campus and in the greater Greensboro community.

Living on campus offers a unique opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds. UNCH values living on campus as a learning experience and maintains a supportive environment which allows students to feel at home.

Eighty percent of freshmen live on campus in twenty-four residence halls. Four residence halls house special living/learning communities which connect students with faculty mentors: Grogan Residence Hall, home of Grogan College; Mary Foust Residence Hall, home of Ashby Residential College; South Spencer Residence Hall, home of Cornelia Strong College; and Phillips Hawkins Residence Hall, home of International House.

The International House (Phillips Hawkins Residence Hall) is a community of 50% US and 50% international students, offering weekend outings, holiday trips and special cultural events.

International Admissions

Undergraduate Application Requirements
  1. International application form
  2. Application fee
  3. Official high school transcripts
  4. Official college transcripts (if attended)
  5. English proficiency
  6. Copy of passport 

Admissions Criteria:

  • Four years of grammar/literature in the native language
  • A minimum of two years of study in a second language
  • A minimum of three years of sciences (life and physical sciences)
  • A minimum of two years of social sciences (history, geography, economics, psychology,etc.)
  • Mathematics that covers algebra, geometry, and trigonometry or pre-calculus 
  • Acceptable grade point average based on country of education. 


  • Fall Semester– July 15
  • Spring Semester– December 1 

Graduate Application Requirements
* Application requirements and deadlines vary by academic department.
  1. One official transcript from every college and university previously attended.
  2. Applicants with a degree from a college or university outside the U.S.A. must submit transcripts to a third party credential evaluation service recognized by UNCG.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from former professors, employers, or persons well acquainted with the applicant’s academic potential.
  4. Official results of GRE scores or other examinations as required by the program to which one applies. 


  • Fall Semester– May 15
  • Spring Semester– September 15
  • Summer Session– February 15 

Financial Aid

Annual budget for international students for an academic year is about $28,500 (includes tuition, fees, books and living expenses).

Graduate assistantships or fellowships are available on a limited basis and are very competitive. Please note that assistantships or fellowships are not based on financial need but on merit and the needs of the department. Though an assistantship/fellowship may not be available for your first semester of study, you should always check with your department for the availability of an assistantship/fellowship in subsequent semesters. Your faculty advisor will be your best resource for information regarding assistantships/fellowships.

English Proficiency
  • English proficiency requirements are TOEFL/IBT: 79 or better and IELTS: 6.5 or better
  • For those who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements, we offer conditional admission through enrollment in UNCG's INTERLINK Intensive English (ESL) Program.

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