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. The students enrolled at UNCG number over 21,000 each year, and is one of the biggest colleges in the state.

Many of the students that got into University of North Carolina at Greensboro got an SAT score within the range of 1010 to 1180, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 20 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 82% with 33% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UNCG acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNCG Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Greensboro was reported as 82.5% in Fall 2020 with over 9,970 college 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 ACT Scores: 20 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UNCG has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.9%
  • 2017-2018: 78.0%
  • 2018-2019: 83.8%
  • 2019-2020: 82.5%
  • Projected UNCG Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 75.3%

How Does UNCG Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Greensboro is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Carolina A & T State University58.3%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill22.6%
Duke University7.7%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh45.1%
University of North Carolina at Charlotte65.1%

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 Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNCG (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 600
Math500 - 580
Total Score1010 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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