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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is a Doctoral/Research- Intensive University, based in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is one of the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina (UNC). That public institution of higher learning caters to the diverse educational needs of the community it serves.

The North Carolina university had its origin in 1891, with the opening of State Normal and Industrial School as a state-supported school of higher education for women. The school’s name changed to State Normal and Industrial College in 1896, North Carolina College for Women in 1919 and then Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (commonly known as WC) in 1932.

WC combined with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering at Raleigh to form a consolidated UNC. By 1963, the institution became coeducational and renamed the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, according to an act by the General Assembly.

Currently, the institution has grown among the top-tier universities in the state. It is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

A student-centered university, UNCG emphasizes academics. It is made up of the College of Arts and Sciences and six professional schools: Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Health and Human Performance, School of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Music, and School of Nursing. Graduate, undergraduate and doctoral programs in various fields of study are offered. Also, there is a Graduate School and International Honors College.

The 200-acre campus is located in a picturesque setting, about one mile from the city center. The Rock, a boulder-sized message board, is a unique feature of the campus with its large exterior and eye-catching graphics. Walter Clinton Jackson Library maintains a comprehensive collection of more than 2.6 million items, including 700,000 federal and state documents and 968,000 micro texts. The university’s Weatherspoon Art Museum collects and exhibits the artworks of renowned artists.

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