University Of North Carolina A&T
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It was founded as a teachers college in 1891 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1971. UNCG offers 47 bachelor’s degrees, 34 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees. The university enrolls about 12,000 full-time students and confers roughly 3,500 baccalaureate degrees per academic year.
Established in 1891
The University was established in 1891 and has remained a beacon of excellence for African American students. Originally founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored, this four-year liberal arts institution has grown to become one of North Carolina’s largest universities. It is also one of only six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across America that have been designated as land grant institutions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Aggie name was chosen because it reflected the university’s agricultural heritage, as well as honoring its location near Greensboro, North Carolina. The colors of Aggie Blue and White were officially selected a year later in 1923.
Located in Greensboro, NC
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a public coeducational university located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded by the North Carolina General Assembly on December 7, 1891 as “The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race,” the university has grown to be one of 16 constituent institutions that form part of the University of North Carolina System.
UNCG ranks 22nd among public universities and 11th among national universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. In addition, UNCG was ranked as one of America’s Best Value Colleges by Forbes in 2017. The Princeton Review also named UNCG a “Best Southeastern College” for 2018-2019.
Provide a culturally rich campus life and community service programs
The university has over 100 student organizations and clubs that provide students with opportunities to get involved in the community and enrich their college experience. These groups include academic clubs, cultural and heritage associations, service clubs, religious organizations, political organizations, professional student associations, and special interest groups.
Scheduling of student activities varies by campus location. You can find out about these events through your Student Affairs office or on the Central Campus website (www.ncatcentralcampus.com).
Approximately 12,000 students
The university has over 12,000 students and approximately 1,200 faculty and staff. A&T is one of the largest universities in North Carolina.
For both undergraduate and graduate students, classes are typically made up of about 50 people. This allows for more individualized attention from professors and helps create a greater sense of community among students.
Home of the Aggies
The name ‘Aggies’ is used by students and alumni of North Carolina A&T State University to refer to themselves. It was chosen by students in 1922 when the school was founded. The name Aggies was chosen because it reflected the university’s agricultural heritage, as well as honoring its location near Greensboro, North Carolina. The colors of Aggie Blue and White were officially selected a year later in 1923.
This is a great University
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro offers a wide range of opportunities for students to gain cultural experiences and grow as global citizens. In addition to the traditional academic pursuits like research, internships, and study abroad programs that take place throughout the year on our campus, we also have numerous social events organized by student organizations or hosted by faculty members. These include:
- a variety of global affairs groups such as International Student Council (ISC) and Asian Student Association (ASA)
- special conferences held by our Office of International Programs such as “UNC-G First Year Experience” or “Global Education Week” each semester which bring together current international students with newcomers from around the world including students from Africa who attend classes taught in English but who may not be familiar with American customs; or students from China who speak Mandarin but not English yet want to learn more about this country’s culture; or even native speakers from Israel who come here because they want exposure overseas before deciding whether they want to pursue higher education where their parents came from originally instead nearby countries like Turkey (which has been experiencing political unrest lately).
This is a great University to study at, and I am proud to be an Aggie myself. We have many clubs and organizations that cater specifically to students of color. For example, I am currently the president of my sorority which is comprised solely of African American women who have come together in order to build relationships with one another through service projects like tutoring and mentoring others outside of their respective Greek organizations; the one thing that separates us from other communities within UNC A&T’s campus is our commitment towards social justice issues affecting those around us.