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UNCG Admission Requirements

Greensboro, North Carolina

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Your chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

91.9%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UNCG is 91.9%.  Its admission rate is the 56th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UNCG and can you get accepted?

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 10,587 out of the 11,515 who applied were admitted.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UNCG?

92% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of North Carolina at Greensboro you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.59 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1200 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

UNCG GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.59

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UNCG are to have around a 3.59 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.59 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNCG accepts 92% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UNCG is 3.59 on the 4.0 scale. 25% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #13 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UNCG is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Greensboro students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 25.29% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.12% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 14.63% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.83% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.98% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 13.65% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.51% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UNCG SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of North Carolina at Greensboro. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 5% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1110-1280

Applicants Submitting SAT 

5%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 570
Math 25th Percentile 540
Composite 25th Percentile 1110
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UNCG is 1200 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1110-1280. Students who get into University of North Carolina at Greensboro score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers..  UNCG ranks #10 in the state of North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1200 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UNCG regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1110, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1020, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1200 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1195, you have around a 92% chance of being admitted. A 1280 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >96%
1195 to 1280 Avg + 92%-96%
1110 to 1195 Avg - 86%-92%
1025 to 1110 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 1025 Low <76%
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UNCG ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

9%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into UNCG?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UNCG is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 27.  The school ranks #16 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of North Carolina at Greensboro is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UNCG for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 92% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 96% with a 27 ACT score.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >96%
24 to 27 Avg + 92%-96%
22 to 24 Avg - 87%-92%
20 to 22 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 20 Low <80%
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High School Class Rank

51% of University of North Carolina at Greensboro freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Greensboro students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 46%
Top 25% of class 51.33%
Top 50% of class 64%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,755 3,760 11,515
Accepted 7,161 3,426 10,587
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 92%
Enrolled 1,558 785 2,343
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Mar 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina at Greensboro is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Greensboro and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of North Carolina at Greensboro is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.59 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1200 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199148 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does University of North Carolina at Greensboro prefer SAT or ACT?

5% of students submit their SAT scores to UNCG. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to UNCG. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1280. The average SAT score is 1195. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of North Carolina at Greensboro?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.