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The institution that is now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was chartered in 1891 to provide higher education for women. Formerly The Woman’s College, and one of the three original institutions of The Consolidated University of North Carolina, UNCG has been highly regarded now for over one hundred years for both its strong liberal arts tradition and its excellent professional preparation for selected careers. In 1963, it became a doctoral-granting, coeducational university, and is now classified as a research university (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. UNCG is a member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education. In athletics, UNCG began NCAA Division IA competition in 1991, and is a member of the Southern Conference. See History of UNCG for more details.
Fall 2010 resident headcount enrollment was 17,397, including 14,310 undergraduates and 3,087 graduate students; 12,913 (90%) of undergraduate and 1,252 (41%) of graduate students were enrolled on a full-time basis; 66% of undergraduate students were female; 7% of undergraduate and 17% of graduate students were from out of state; 19% of undergraduate and 12% of graduate students were African-American; 30% of undergraduate students lived in residence halls. The Fall 2010 extension headcount was 1,081 (an additional 575 resident students took extension courses), making the total University student headcount 18,478.
Among the 1,115 faculty members are nationally known scholars whose research and creative work regularly contribute new knowledge to their fields; 79% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees in their disciplines. See the listing of Teaching Faculty.
UNCG faculty members remain committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service, and are easily accessible to students through an advisory system and on an informal basis.