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University of North Carolina Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, also known as UNC Greensboro, is a public research university in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system.

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Location

Address
1400 Spring Garden St
City
Greensboro
State
NC
Zip/Post Code
27402-6168

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
14674
Total Graduate enrollment
3498
In State Tuition Fees
6388
Out State Tuition Fees
20186
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1120
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.5
Male Female Ratio
34:66
Acceptance Rate
59%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
The Spartan
Colors
Gold White And Navy Blue
Conference
Southern

College History

History

Credit for the founding of UNCG goes mainly to Charles Duncan McIver, a crusader for the cause of women's education. Charles D. McIver served the institution as its first chief executive officer with the title of President. This position has also seen various names, with the administrator being known as the Dean of Administration after 1934 and Chancellor from 1945 to present. The school was established as a women's college by legislative enactment on February 18, 1891 as the State Normal and Industrial School and opened October 5, 1892. The school provided instruction in business, domestic science, and teaching with a student body of 223 and a faculty of 15 in its first year. R. S. Pullen and R. T. Gray gave the original 10-acre (40,000 m2) site in Greensboro, N.C. where the first building was erected with state funds totaling $30,000. It is the first and only public university in North Carolina founded for the purpose of educating women. In 1949, it became the largest all-female institution in the United States. The school has seen many names over the years, changing from the "State Normal and Industrial School" to the State Normal and Industrial College in 1896, and again in 1919 to North Carolina College for Women. In 1932, it changed to the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, when it became one of the three charter institutions of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, and changed again to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro when men were first admitted to the school in 1963. It is remembered fondly by many graduates of the Woman's College simply as "the W.C." UNCG is in the midst of expanding beyond its traditional borders onto West Lee Street, a major city thoroughfare, with the construction of an 800 bed residence hall for students, and this is just the beginning of the $200 million project on Lee Street. The new construction will be a mixed-use development, with space for retail and restaurants, along with student residence halls and a new student recreation center. The university's expansion into the West Lee Street Corridor was triggered by UNCG's strategic housing plan, which calls for the university to increase the percentage of undergraduates living in university housing from 30 percent to more than 40 percent over the next decade. In addition to providing room for UNCG's growth, the expansion also syncs with Greensboro's revitalization plan for the High Point Road/West Lee Street corridor, a main entry point and thoroughfare in the city. The project will also spur economic development in the area. Projections estimate the development will generate more than $590 million in new spending between 2014 and 2023, create 945 new jobs and boost local property revenues by $7.5 million.

College Specialty

Specialty

As a member of the division of Enrollment Services, the Office of the University Registrar performs the essential roles of supporting, facilitating, and promoting the academic mission of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro by connecting students to the faculty, curriculum, and classroom on a continuum of service from enrollment to graduation and beyond. The Office records, authenticates, and verifies the product of these connections while providing the organizational structure for the sound and efficient delivery of instruction, allowing the faculty and students to focus on scholarship and academic achievement. Within this structure the Office is charged with ensuring adherence to academic policy, preserving academic integrity, safeguarding the security of academic records, and providing accessible service to our constituents by effectively and graciously dispensing, sharing, and applying knowledge. In conjunction with the division of Enrollment Services, the Office strives for distinction in the areas of technological development, retention, and research.

Alumni

Alumni

Norman Anderson - CEO of the American Psychological Association (Received his PhD in clinical psychology from UNCG)[14] Steve Almond � Author of Candyfreak, My Life in Heavy Metal, and The Evil B.B. Chow. Gerald Austin � NFL Referee Kathryn Stripling Byer (born 1944) � American poet and teacher; North Carolina Poet Laureate 2005�2009 Andy Cabic � singer-songwriter for the band Vetiver Tracy Ducar � professional soccer player Claudia Emerson � Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Folwell � North Carolina House of Representatives (R), District 74 (2004�Present) Virginia Foxx � Congresswoman (R), District 5-NC (2005�Present) Emmylou Harris � Grammy-winning Country music/folk singer-songwriter Ricky Hickman � professional basketball player in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv[15] Kyle Hines � basketball player who is one of only six men's players in NCAA history to score 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds and block 300 shots in a career[16] Beth Leavel � Tony Award-winning Broadway actress Carol Mann � LPGA Hall of Fame golfer Nadia Moffett � Miss North Carolina USA 2010 Alejandro Moreno � Retired Venezuelan International soccer player and MLS Forward Keith Lee Morris � author of The Dart League King, The Greyhound God, and The Best Seats in the House. Robert Morgan � poet, author of Gap Creek, selected by Oprah's Book Club Samwell � Internet celebrity made famous by his video What What (In the Butt) Tom Smith- musician,inductee into Jazz Education Hall of Fame. Mary Ellen Snodgrass � author and two-time New York Public Library award winner

Campus

Campus

Urban, 231 Acres (0.93�Km2)

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