University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC, USA

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
3.98 Average Rating

Javier from High Point, NC

a current student here
43 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Great Teachers (only one crazy teacher yet haha) and in addition to great courses I have had many so many life changes experiences I really couldn't explain in this box
Am enjoying being here
Great campus atmosphere I love all the friendship and networking I have done over the past year and has a great gym!
Bang for the buck
College is never cheap but I think pricing is decent since im paying about 11,000 a year for everything (meal plan, dorming, and tuition and other college fees)
Tips for prospective students
DON'T TAKE ANY ONLINE COURSES!!!
If you live close by and can afford it I would highly recommending spending the extra cash or scholarship on dorming!!! It is a great experience
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Michael from Summerfield, NC

a current student here
25 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
When you attend the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the first thing that will strike you is the beautiful campus. The second thing is the immense amount of knowledge and care the professors share with the students. UNCG is lucky to have such an amazing staff and excel in educating many fields. The Nursing, Education, and Business programs are especially strong. It is ranked in the Forbes Best 600 Universites in America.
Am enjoying being here
Social life and college life around UNCG is great there are many things going on all the time. In between the nationally ranked soccer team and the new UNCG home court located at the Greensboro Coliseum, athletic events are always a site to see. There are many local restaurants and hangouts in and around campus such as Yum-Yums, known for their famous hot dogs and ice cream. Also the Old Town Draught House and Jacks Corner are excellent places to eat. Again, the campus is beautiful.
Bang for the buck
A great University education, plus many more opportunities that aren't offered anywhere else in the state, such as the study abroad program and International Student exchange. UNCG has more to offer at a lower cost than any other university in the state.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to deal with a parking nightmare, one of the first things you will learn should you attend, is that the parking situation here is the only bad thing about UNCG.
Great for these types of students
UNCG is great for students who are looking to learn a lot and exert themselves in order to receive a great education. There is everything one could hope for in a college and more. UNCG is a very laid-back yet extremely prestigious university and most who come fall in love with it and couldn't dream of going elsewhere.
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Brittany from Welcome, NC

a current student here
13 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are great. I have not had a class Ive hated. The Classical Studies department is excellent. Never a dull moment with those professors. Professors are usually very understanding to those who are actively trying in the class. They will help you when you ask. If students are having trouble with a class there are free tutoring, a speaking center, writing center and a 24/7 library all on campus. Help is always at you finger tips. You just have to ask.
Am enjoying being here
During the week the campus is busy and there are many things to do but on weekends students (including myself) goes home. Even though there are many things around to do such as the nearby Four Seasons Mall, resturantsI and the many movie theaters it all cost money and most college students like myself are completely broke. If you find the right people to hang out with weekends can be a blast.
Bang for the buck
Double majoring is the best way to get more for your money. Try to choose majors that are close together so they can be coordinated better. The dorms are Ok. I stayed in the highrises. The only issue I have ever had with the highrises is the noise. It is not to bad but it can be quite annoying at times. The best dorms are Ragsdale and Phillip/HawkinsThe food in the Cafe is not the best. It is buffet style with grills and stations around the edges. If you can be patient and wait in line at the grills and stations the food is pretty good. Not to mention the desert bar.
Tips for prospective students
1)If you are worried about making friends join a residential college. There are many at UNCG. FYE, Warren-Ashby, Live Learn and many more. They provide opportunties for making friends and also gives you more access to help for classes.
2)If you are having problems with your roommate talking to them is the best way.
3)If you are struggling there are always someone to help you in every subject. Don't be afraid to ask.
4)Get involved any way you can. It looks great on your resume, it gives you a chance to make a difference on campus and you can make many friends.
Great for these types of students
Any and all types of students. The diversity of people here is great.
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Charlene from Colfax, NC

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UNC Greensboro is a very diverse school in a positive light. Because this school is so diverse, I have so many more opportunities I feel open to exploring rather than feeling the pressure of needing to be a part of something. Being a UNCG Spartan has widened my future and given me above excellent education to carry me through to beginning my career!
Tips for prospective students
Your study habits from high school are no good in college! Find out what kind of environment in which you study best (ie. noisy and inspiring, quite and dull, a library, a coffee shop, outside, or in solitude). Knowing the environment in which you can concentrate and focus is a valuable tip because it will be where you go when you know you need to get something done! Also, join organizations, club sports, explore academic clubs: they help to point you in the direction of finding out what kind of career, lifestyle, and interests best fit you.
Academic Rigor
Exams are hard for the most part. Study habits and routines will need to be different for each class you take. Professors don't hold hands and most take attendance which account for whether they keep you in their class or not (aka: fail a class!) So go to class!
Dorm Life
I never lived in a dorm, I commuted my freshman year 30 minutes each way, and my sophomore and junior year I lived in an apartment off campus (which is cheaper than dorm life).
I recommend being in a dorm your freshman year and not rooming with people you already know for this reason: you make friendships with your neighbors and roommate. You discover the kind of person you are when you are on your own: you find out whether you're a really clean person when you're not at your parents house, or you discover that you are rather outgoing and adventurous, and/or you also grow into a more responsible person by learning time and money management on your own. Do not bring your car to campus.
Food and Dining
Campus Dining Services have a lot to offer, more than just cafeteria food. There are many different food establishments in the student center and on the boundaries of campus that offer satisfying yet healthy options for dining because on campus, healthy options are not always offered. Campus Dining Services also offers part-time positions for learning the in's and out's of services and food preparation and you also get discounts!
What to do for fun
Club sports like Fencing Club, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Rugby, and even Quidditch! UNCG has a club sport for almost anything and it's easy to also start your own club sport if you have a great idea! Student Government is a great organization to delve yourself into for at least a year because you learn about the happenings on campus and you are exposed to how much the administration, faculty, and students actually work to improve campus and meet students needs! Student Government is the most networking-savvy organization to be a part of and it also offers free courses and opportunities to improve your leadership skills.
Lastly, there is a club/organization for anything and everything, even for those who, maybe like you, like to secretly play video games or go on weekly bike rides!
Bang for the buck
Tate Street Coffee on Tate Street is worth the seven minute walk from the Starbucks in the Student Center because they offer coffee and espresso products, sandwiches, pastries and other beverages for at least half the price of Starbucks. Tate Street Coffee is also the hot spot coffee shop for UNCG students, faculty, and other members of the community and they also offer jazz night, poetry meetings, and is a great place to meet up with someone without that awkward feeling!
Jake's Billiards up Spring Garden is a cheap and highly welcoming place for students now that their expansion and redecorating welcomes students of all ages and types for billiards, ping pong, darts, music, socializing, and dining!
Also, feel free to take a bus down Spring Garden Street to get to Lost Ark Video Games where they not only sell used video games of every single console, used and new vinyls, and gaming accessories, but they also have quite an assortment of vintage pinball machines, arcade games (old and new) for cheaper than Celebration Station!
Yum Yum Ice Cream parlor sits right on campus and has been here for almost 100 years serving the community cheap yet award-winning ice creams, award-winning hot dogs, as well as other beverages and foods for your choosing. Yum Yum's forever has a spot on UNCG's cultural identity!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Look into Humans versus Zombies nationwide collegiate game of Nerf gun tag. On warm Friday nights on the front lawn of the student center, many students from every clique of campus gather to play freeze-tag with each other under this well-lit grassy patch of campus! Start your own games too! Other students also organize Nerf Capture the Flag games on the golf-course, Foust Park, and other places on campus!
Clubs and Activities
Opportunistic, so take advantage of the ones that interest you now, and also explore to new clubs and activities to broaden your horizons! All are low cost or free usually to join and you make tighter friendships and establish unique relationships with people you meet through a unified interest!
Greek Life
Not all Greek Life is the same general stereotype people think of when Greek Life comes to mind. Each sorority and fraternity is different and they each have different motives and ways. Some are parties, others are purely academic, and others are good-mannered, highly recognized sororities and fraternities that gain high recognition for personal development and growth throughout college years.
Campus Safety
Campus safety improves every year and once you start living on or near campus, you become accustomed to which areas make you feel comfortable and which do not. UNCG Police Department improves drastically every year, especially with their feature of after-hours escort services and Blue Light emergency posts on virtually every corner for convenience and safety!
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Hannah from Durham, NC

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
In all of my classes thus far, there has been at least one thing I have been able to pull out from my classes and carry with me to apply to real world situations. In the classroom, the professors strive to ensure that their students understand the material being taught.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love UNCG. It is an absolutely gorgeous campus with some sort of event always going on. THe majority of the students are friendly which makes it easy to meet new people and establish one's niche of friends.
Tips for prospective students
Generally speaking, if one is planning on attending any college, whether it be UNCG or others, they need to be prepared for the work load. It is not impossible or scary, but it does not take long for a GPA to suffer due to laziness.
Great for these types of students
UNCG is known for it's arts and nursing program. Having been a major in the arts previously, I can voucher for this. The professors push students into thinking in new, successful ways about the world to approach design projects in ways they never thought possible. I also have two good friends in the nursing program who enjoy themselves although it is difficult. All in all, UNCG would be a great niche for anybody because this school has a lot to offer.
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Shantell

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Due to the helpful orientation staff, my freshman year of college managed to be a great transition from high school. They were quite friendly, approachable, and genuinely there to help with any questions or concerns for the incoming freshman. Personally, I am entering my final year of undergraduate school and I am still in love with the beauty and the diversity of this campus.
Tips for prospective students
As a prospective student, your main focus should be on excelling in your academics in high school. Also, your primary goal as a college student should be to obtain your degree; therefore, any other personal goals or plans that you have while attending any university should be secondary.
Academic Rigor
Regardless of the major, classes are held to a greater standard than high school, primarily due to the expectations of students. Long story short, you are not pacified; therefore, it is important to ask questions when you need assistance, complete your assignments before the day before (or the morning of), and come to class prepared. It may sound cliche, but it honestly makes a difference to be on top of your studies.
Dorm Life
During my first two years of college, I lived in standard dorm rooms and honestly, it is standard housing for a reason. The only gripe that I had was the public restrooms. Overall, they were maintained by the housing staff, but I preferred having my own restroom (hence, why I am off campus now). Nevertheless, the dorms provide a place to sleep, which is the most important aspect of living on campus. If you're active around campus and involved in extracurricular activities, it isn't as bad as it may seem. Also, I can honestly recommend living on campus the first year because it provides the opportunity to expand your social circle and make connections with different types of people. The beauty of living in a standard dorm is the level of openness with the students. Most of them are in their first or second year of schooling so it's often easier to find others that share similar hobbies and interests.
Food and Dining
Unlike high school cafeterias, The Caf offers a variety of food choices that are often tasteful. If you are big on healthy eating (as I am), there are choices for you as well. In addition to the cafeteria, there are food vendors located on campus and a few off campus that are partnered with the university. Fortunately, they are all located in the Greensboro area for your convenience. These off-campus vendors include Papa John's, Mimi's Japanese, and Ghassan's, which allow the use of Spartan Flex dollars on your student identification card. Usually, Flex amounts vary by meal plan, or you can add whatever amount you want to your card with no additional charge. Off-campus ordering is especially convenient for those late evenings when you are on a time crunch and unable to cook.
What to do for fun
The Greensboro area has a lot to offer in terms of fun activities. If you are outgoing and enjoy dancing, there are copious clubs in the area for your enjoyment. The Four Seasons Mall is always a nice place to go to for shopping, food, or to play with the animals in the Puppies to Guppies store. Also, the area has an ice house for ice skating, movie theaters, bowling alleys, art museums, upscale dining facilities, and a host of other things to occupy your time.
Bang for the buck
UNC-Greensboro is one of the most affordable and conveniently located schools in the UNC School System.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Rawk, as it is known, was donated to the campus in the 1970s as a method of communication. Individual students, clubs, or organizations have the opportunity to display messages, shout outs, or points of information for all of the campus to see by painting the Rawk. Messages are generally posted for 24 hours minimum before someone else paints over it. And as usual, many college campuses have a superstitious tradition that states If you do X, you will not graduate on time. For our campus, if you walk under the clock (near the library tower), you will not graduate on time. Although some students, like myself, are not superstitious, many usually follow the path around the clock to maintain the tradition. It's actually funny to witness a person walking under the clock and to look at the faces of the OTHER students in that area watching him/her. The facial expressions are priceless. And finally, the Fountain was an original hang-out spot and location for probates (or the coming out ceremonies for NPHC Greeks). Unfortunately, it is blocked off since the dining hall is under construction.
Great for these types of students
This campus thrives due its diversity. I cannot emphasize how diverse it is unless you witness things for yourself. At UNC-Greensboro, you find people from all walks of life with different interests, styles of dress, and accents. Personally, I appreciate the student exchange program that our school offers, which contributes an international level of diversity to this campus. Therefore, the students that adjust easiest are open-minded and respectful of differences. The great commonality that links us as people is quite simple: we're people FIRST. You may not agree with all of the choices that people make as individuals, but you respect them as a human being and honestly learn that on this campus, the atmosphere is as close to the real world as it gets.
Clubs and Activities
There are countless clubs and activities for students to get into. Campus Activities and Programs is one of the most dominant clubs on campus since they often provide free food, entertainment, and prizes throughout every academic year. There is a club or organization present for almost anything that you could imagine and if you do not find something of interest, create your own! Our school gives you the option to create your own student group as long as you have a minimum of 5 people and take the necessary steps to create it.
Greek Life
There are several councils here, including the College Panhellenic Council (CPH), the InterFraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and the Multicultural Council (MGC). Regardless of your major or ethnicity, there is a council and chapter for you (if there is a personal interest to join); however, as stated before, please be mindful of balancing your extracurricular activities and interests with your primary goal which is obtaining a higher education. After all, balance is the key to success! And on another note, I encourage those who are interested to do the research about the organization before joining and to also get to know the local chapter and see what they are involved in. Each council and chapter has various focal points (e.g., public service, political awareness, social engagements, etc.) so it's best to get a feel for the chapters because they could be a potential chapter for you to join. From my personal experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of my council and proud of my choice in a sorority.
Campus Safety
Out of the several years that I have been in this area and attending this university, there were only a few problems that occurred and I believe they all related to theft. In a nutshell, know your surroundings at night. Personally, I believe that this campus is quite safe, but I am never oblivious of the things going on around me. I can admit that during my first couple of years here, I took a few nighttime strolls, but I was often with someone or heading back to my dorm from the library. But a good thing about the campus is there are ample lights and emergency polls throughout the area.
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Christian from Fayetteville, NC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Being part of the Grogan College Living Learning community, I have learned a lot about my major with my fellow classmates. There are many different living communities available at UNCG that a student may apply for if they do desire. I highly recommend being in one as it is a great way to meet people within your major, build strong relationships with them, and even tons of educational help from your fellow classmates.
Am enjoying being here
What I love about UNCG is that there are many different clubs that are available. A student just needs to look for what they truly love. It is not difficult to be part of a club and maintain your grades at UNCG. As a matter of fact, being part of a club will make you become a better student. Being only a freshman at college, I already am a student leader at the Associated Campus Ministries. Seeing how much I love being part of this program, I always strive to be a better student.
Bang for the buck
Comparing tuition to other UNC systems, UNCG offers a fair price to it's students. There are different meal plans that a student could apply for, and even different living arrangements that may vary prices. UNCG has a lot to offer for it's students, and the price of it all comes very affordable.
Tips for prospective students
I highly recommend to completed their FAFSA application ASAP. This truly helps you if you need financial aid. UNCG is great by giving away scholarships, but the student must show that they want it.
Great for these types of students
Having the most diverse student population in the UNC system, UNCG is great for anyone interested in coming here. Not too-small or not too-big, students could get from one side of the campus to the other in no time. Greensboro is a great town overall, and UNCG is simply amazing. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
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Ian from Durham, NC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Great school of Music, definitely the best public music institution in the state and region. High caliber teachers, fresh facilities.
Am enjoying being here
Student life is great. Almost all students I know stay on campus on the weekends, and there are plenty of campus-wide events and games throughout the year.
Bang for the buck
In state tuition is well low, even with parking and a high quality dorm the cost of living and other things, I live on campus for under 12,000 per year.
Tips for prospective students
The ideal school for a rising musician or actor, also a strong nursing school. Low budget option for undergrad years for someone planning on a grad degree after.
Great for these types of students
musicians
actors
in-state
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Kiri from Jefferson, MD

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My professors have the most interesting teaching styles that really make the information stick with you. They are great at responding to emails and always have to time to help.
Am enjoying being here
When I was visiting colleges in high school, so many looked good on paper but did not feel right when I went in person. When I came to UNCG I was at home right away. The campus is beautiful and everyone is so friendly.
Bang for the buck
As an out of state student, it is expensive. However, its better than most colleges and for instate students the price is great.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for a living and learning dorm. They are a great way to make friends and make the transition into college life easier.
Great for these types of students
ART STUDENTS! Musicians, dancers, and artists will love it here. I am none of these, but they have many great programs.
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Kasey from Mint Hill, NC

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
The professors are so nice, and really want to help you learn.
Did enjoy being here
The campus is always full of fun stuff to do... except on the weekends. It's completley dead then.
Bang for the buck
Really good for the cost.
Tips for prospective students
As sketchy as they sound, live in a high-rise dorm!! The people there are really nice, and it's a good way to meet other freshman. Most of the hall style dorms are upper classmen, but the high-rises are usually all incoming freshman who want to have fun!
Great for these types of students
Artsy, open-minded. The school isn't that big on sports, but still really fun.
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