University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro can be found in Greensboro, NC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of North Carolina at Greensboro has an enrollment of around 20,000 students.

Many of the students that got into University of North Carolina at Greensboro got an SAT score within the range of 1370 to 1660, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 to 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UNCG average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of 60% with 41% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UNCG acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 63%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNCG Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Greensboro was reported as 60.0% in Fall 2012 with over 10,100 applications submitted to UNCG. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNCG SAT Scores: 1370 - 1660
  • UNCG ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • UNCG Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UNCG, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 72.2%
  • 2009-2010: 72.7%
  • 2010-2011: 65.1%
  • 2011-2012: 58.7%
  • 2012-2013: 60.0%
  • Projected UNCG Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 62.9%

How Does UNCG Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Greensboro is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Carolina A & T State University69.6%
Elon University54.0%
Winston-Salem State University55.7%
Wake Forest University35.2%
Duke University13.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNCG (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math470 - 560
Writing440 - 540
Total Score1370 - 1660
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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