Academics

UNCG has a long, proud history of academic excellence. What began as a crusade to educate women in North Carolina — with a student body of 198 and a faculty of 15 — has transformed into a dynamic, learner-centered public research university of more than 20,000 students. Explore our accolades and academic programs to learn more.

Colleges & Schools

Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics

The Bryan School’s AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting puts it among the top 1 percent of business schools in the world.

College of Arts and Sciences

UNCG’s largest academic unit includes 27 departments and programs in the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences, and mathematics.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

With outstanding programs in music, theatre, dance, and art, the College is North Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive school of the visual and performing arts.

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

In partnership with North Carolina A&T State University, the School offers innovative graduate programs in a high-tech interdisciplinary research facility.

School of Education

As a “hub for innovation in education,” the School is nationally recognized for outstanding graduate and undergraduate programs led by faculty who are leaders in their disciplines.

School of Health and Human Sciences

With exceptional academic programs and a dedication to research and community engagement, the School inspires students to make the world better, safer, healthier, and more humane and just.

School of Nursing

Known for its rigorous academic programs and distinguished faculty, the School offers state-of-the-art simulation centers and community-based research opportunities and clinical experiences.

Rankings & Recognitions

US News & World Report Best Colleges
1 of 3 UNC Schools with Phi Beta Kappa chapter
US News & World Report Best Online Programs
Best North Carolina Colleges
#21 Best Bang for the Buck in the southeast
Military Friendly Campus Silver Award
Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA