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3 College Freshman

Academics: I'd rate my school overall as average. There's nothing too bad about it but there's nothing great about it either

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academically, it's a great school.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors put in effort, show them they should

3 College Junior

Academics: Anthropology makes it difficult in other classes

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4 College Junior

Academics: UNCG has given me help to improve my academics. I take advantage of the free tutoring and study groups offered. Professors have reasonable office hours and always seem willing to help.

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 62 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 61 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 23 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 39% Claudia Emerson - Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • 28% Gerald Austin - NFL referee
  • 22% Emmylou Harris - Grammy-winning country singer
  • 11% Beth Leavel - Tony Award-winning Broadway actress

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% This was my dream school.
  • 71% This was one of my top choices.
  • 14% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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