The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Narrative Description

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1000 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412-5001
Tel: (336)334-5000
Admissions: (336)334-5243
Fax: (336)334-4180
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of North Carolina System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 200-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $14.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7658 per student. Total enrollment: 14,328. Faculty: 947 (708 full-time, 239 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 6,968 applied, 47% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 9,317 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,789 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 55 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 20% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; home economics/vocational home economics; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Bennett College, Guilford College, Greensboro College, High Point University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $2028 full-time, $253 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,996 full-time, $1625 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1407 full-time, $2838 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5000. College room only: $2800. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 151 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Neo-Black Society, religious organizations, International Students Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Fall Kick-Off, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Jackson Library plus 1 other with 844,448 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 8,714 serials, 59,027 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.4 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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