Greensboro, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$19,934 ($6,136)
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The library is a nice place to be just to relax and take a quiet break, especially study or write a paper. There is a total of 9 floors to Jackson Library, and each floor has a different "quiet" level; the higher one goes on a floor, the more quiet it is. The library staff and computers are very useful.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Our arts building is the best and our school spirit is excellent. We have lots of construction going on right now.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: So much to do, variety of offerings

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Elliott Center has great places to eat and buy from the market. Events are small but nice. Library is close and efficient. I live in one of the "Green" Spaces and it's great!

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Plenty of things to do even with the nearby colleges.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 67th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 212nd
    Best Student Centers
  • 361st
    Best Library
  • 435th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 558th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brook Taylor
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If you notice anything while visiting UNCG, it will be the gorgeous campus. Many of the buildings have either been built or remodeled within the past few years, so everything is really top-notch. The buildings that have not been renovated still retain their original charm and beauty—just take a look at the Foust building. But more important than the pretty exteriors is how useful the insides are to paying students, so it's a good thing UNCG's facilities are definite crowd-pleasers. The Elliott University Center acts as an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the average weekday, providing a place for students to refuel and relax. But it's not all play; the EUC also houses the offices of most campus organizations, and even has two ATMs and a machine that sells stamps so students can take care of their personal business, too.

The rec center, which contains the campus gym and swimming pool, is a favorite among health-conscious students. While the building contains all of the latest workout necessities, it seems that there is never enough to go around. Students often have to sign up for specific times to use the most popular equipment, like the elliptical machines or the treadmills, but it is usually not a big hassle once they figure out how to work it into their schedules each week.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
210 acres
Student Centers
Elliott University Center (EUC)
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Jackson Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dorm lounges
  • The game room
  • Student lounges in the EUC
Bar on Campus
Old Town Draught House
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
There are coffeehouses in the Atrium dining hall, as well as in the EUC. Most students prefer the convenient location and the comfy couches of the one in the EUC.
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
UNCGreen is an open organization on campus that works for a more sustainable campus, city, and world.
School Slang
  • The Atrium: The building that houses the Caf and the resident students' mailboxes
  • College Ave.: College Avenue, the pedestrian-only street that runs through the middle of campus
  • EUC: Elliott University Center
  • General Eds: The general education classes that all students are required to take to graduate. No one is particularly fond of these.
  • Mary Fouster: Anyone who is a part of the Residential College, which is located in the Mary Foust dorm
  • The Rawk: A big boulder situated between the Atrium and Jackson Library. Student organizations spray paint various messages on it throughout the year, and there is an understood rule that a message has to be left up for 24 hours before someone can paint over it.
  • Reading Day: The day after the last day of each semester, when no exams are scheduled. The point is to allow students to catch up on their studying (or relaxing) before final exams go into full swing.
  • Swipe: To use your declining balance
  • TLC: Teaching and Learning Center where you can check out free movies
  • Convocation : All new students are given a daisy and a spartan pin after the Convocation ceremony each year.
  • Detergent in the Fountain: Someone always pours laundry detergent in the campus fountain outside of the Atrium, causing mountains of bubbles.
  • Halloween: Every Halloween, the Mary Fousters turn their entire dorm into a haunted house. Around that same time each year, they also put on a performance of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." It involves both male and female students parading around in lingerie, fishnets, and makeup, and is known to be pretty entertaining.
Urban Legends
  • Aycock Theatre is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of Jane Aycock, who reportedly hanged herself in the rafters of the building. According to student eye-witness accounts, she has a little skeleton bird that flies with her in the rafters. While the Aycock Theatre was being renovated during the 2006-2007 school year, strange things, like tools being mysteriously moved, were reported.
  • There may or may not be ghosts haunting the Mary Foust dorm. That could explain why its residents are all so unique.
Favorite Things To Do
Renting movies for free from the TLC (Teaching and Learning Center), going to several on-campus happenings (plays, parties, performances), joining a club or fraternity/sorority, having dinner at the restaurants on Tate Street, having a drink at Old Town, hanging out, going to Tate Street Coffee
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Carolinian
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 57 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 7 responses

  • 25% Dorm rooms/halls
  • 25% Student lounges in the EUC
  • 19% Dorm lounges
  • 12% Meditation room
  • 6% Sullivan third floor lounge
  • 6% Music building has some very nice areas
  • 6% The Game Room

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 6 responses

  • 27% Midnight breakfast
  • 27% Luminaries
  • 18% Halloween
  • 18% Detergent in the Fountain
  • 9% Human vs Zombie
  • 0% Convocation

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 31% Chill with friends
  • 25% Eat at the EUC
  • 19% Chill at the cafe
  • 19% People watch
  • 6% Go to on campus activities

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 63 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 16% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 46% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 37% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 62 responses

  • 5% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 15% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 6 responses

  • 29% Bookstore
  • 29% Library
  • 29% Recreation center
  • 14% RAs, EUC

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 100% Walking under the clock will make you not graduate


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