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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to “Do something bigger altogether.” 

Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad,with a long-standing commitment to academic excellence. UNCG is a research university with high research activity (Carnegie classification). Serving more than 19,000 students, undergraduates have a choice of 79 programs in more than 100 areas of study. Graduate students can choose from  65 masters programs and 30 doctoral programs. Among its approximately 900 full-time faculty members are nationally known scholars who regularly contribute to new knowledge in their fields through research and other creative work.

Living in the Spartans Community

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.

Greensboro is a beautiful and thriving city of 259,000 with many outstanding public and private recreation areas and facilities. The city offers opportunities in a variety of visual and performing arts: symphony orchestra, community and professional theater, arts council, ballet/dance and museums. In addition, a major sports/entertainment coliseum, professional baseball stadium and an exciting revitalized downtown district are located near UNCG. Greensboro is located in the Piedmont Triad Region (over 1.5 million people) which has 11 colleges and universities within an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, historic sites, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s mountains are an easy two-hour drive and the Atlantic beaches of the Carolinas are just over three hours away.