Academics

Location
Greensboro, NC
Undergrads
12,910
Tuition (in-state)
$19,934 ($6,136)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Academics: It's the best because the people in my Biology major are serious about their studies, just like I am. It is easy to stay focused when you are around people who are focused just like you.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very helpful, most have a good sense of humor rather than just jerks, and care.

5 College Junior

Academics: Knowing what you want out of college helps with the academics.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I wish they had more art majors to choose from.

5 College Student

Academics: My literature classes have been amazing, my professor is great. The history and science department have been nothing but trouble for me. The professors are strict and don't offer a lot of ways to improve your grade if you do poorly on exams.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 32nd
    Best Online Course Options
  • 439th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 446th
    Best Course Variety
  • 509th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 747th
    Best Technology in the Classroom

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
Major
English
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Just like any other university, a few classes and professors at UNCG are "duds"—some are pointless and boring, while others are demanding and difficult. Luckily, if students do encounter these dud classes, it will most likely be in their general education classes, which every student has to take to graduate. While some of these courses will no doubt be your least favorite classes—the bulk of them have nothing to do with your major and the instructors are often apathetic graduate students—the good news is that you will probably have most of them out of the way within your first two years at UNCG. By that time, you will have learned which classes and professors to avoid in the future, either through your own experience or through friends.

Thankfully, duds are not the norm at UNCG. The more involved you get with your major or program of study, the more you will appreciate the knowledge and talent of your professors. After all, they helped create the strong academic reputation that UNCG is known for, especially in nursing, music, education, and theatre programs. As long as you are willing to do the work required—it is college, after all, and not a stroll through the park—you will walk away in four years with a broadened mind and a degree to set you up for the rest of your life.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
806
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
211
Total FT Faculty
806
Faculty with Terminal Degree
74%
Average Faculty Salary
$73,152
Full-Time Retention Rate
76%
Part-Time Retention Rate
46%
Transfer-Out Rate
22%
Graduation Rate
54%
Programs/Majors Offered
96
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 43%
  • 20 to 49 students: 44%
  • 50 or more students: 13%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • The Bryan School of Business & Economics
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • International Honors College
  • Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Health & Human Sciences
  • School of Music
  • School of Nursing
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Public Health Education: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Online courses are offered. Many students choose to take online classes during the summer, to get ahead for the next school year.
Best Places to Study
  • Jackson Library
  • Study lounges in the Elliott University Center (EUC)
  • Tate Street Coffee
Tips to Succeed
  • Be open-minded and friendly.
  • Don't pass up too many opportunities to have fun with friends.
  • Find a club that means something to you and join it.
  • Get to know the professors and other students in your major.
  • Go to class, even if the attendance policy is lax or nonexistent.
  • Talk to professors if you're having a problem, or even if you aren't.
Did You Know?
  • At the end of each semester during final exams, Jackson Library is open later each night. The best part is that the staff provides free travel mugs and coffee to students.
  • Thanks to an old urban legend, most students refuse to walk under the clock tower between the Atrium and the EUC, for fear that it will make them not graduate on time.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 59 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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