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A liberal-Arts opportunity

Founded in 1838, Greensboro College provides undergraduate students a true liberal-arts education while also offering four master’s degrees. Greensboro College provides a coeducational and independent learning atmosphere with approximately 1,150 undergraduate students from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 nations. We have 59 full-time faculty who teach 33 majors and more than 1,000 different courses directly to our students. We pride ourselves on our one-on-one contact between faculty and students, with no graduate assistants or teaching assistants teaching courses at Greensboro. We consider ourselves a leader in academic advising and leadership development programs. In addition, our 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program is nationally recognized. Our affiliation with the United Methodist Church affords students the opportunity to stay grounded in their faith, and to grow spiritually. When searching for the college that best fits you, think about what’s most important to your overall experience and what will help guide you to a successful and prosperous future. If intellectual, personal and spiritual development are important to you then your search ends at Greensboro.

Explore our majors and programs

Greensboro College offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Science degrees. Explore our majors and programs to see what we offer, and what might interest you:

Undergraduate majors:

  • accounting
  • art*
  • athletic training
  • biology*
  • biology/allied health
  • birth through kindergarten education (Pre-K through K Education)
  • business administration
  • business administration and economics
  • chemistry
  • criminal justice
  • criminal justice administration
  • elementary education
  • English*
  • English and communication studies
  • exercise and sport studies
  • health/physical education
  • history
  • history and political science
  • history and religion
  • history with social studies licensure
  • liberal studies
  • mathematics
  • mathematics education (Math Education)
  • middle grades education
  • music
  • music education
  • political science
  • psychology
  • religion
  • sociology
  • Spanish education
  • special education
  • theatre*
  • urban ecology
  • secondary comprehensive science education

*Teacher licensure programs are available in these majors.

Graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Master of Education in Birth-Kindergarten Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education
    • Concentrations in Special Education General Curriculum and Special Education Adapted Curriculum are offered

Special programs:

  • Allied Health
  • Athletic Training Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ethics Across the Curriculum
  • Professional Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • George Center for Honors Studies
  • International Studies
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Education
  • Writing Across the Curriculum

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Academic Calendar

Two semesters and two summer class sessions, with a 12 credit-hour minimum full-time load. Detailed 2014-2015 academic calendar is here.

Academic Honor Societies

Alpha Chi, a national honor society recognizing superior overall academic achievement; Alpha Kappa Delta, national sociological honor society; Alpha Phi Sigma, national criminal-justice honor society; Beta Beta Beta, national biological honor society; Kappa Delta Pi, international education honor society; Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society; Pi Delta Phi, international French honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society; Psi Chi, national psychological honor society; Sigma Beta Delta, international business honor society; Sigma Delta Pi, international Spanish honor society; Sigma Tau Delta, international English honor society; and Theta Alpha Kappa, national religion honor society.

Accreditations - general

Greensboro College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Inquiries to the Commission on Colleges should be restricted to those concerning the college’s accreditation status. All other inquiries, including requests for general admissions information, should be directed to Greensboro College, 815 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401-1875, 336-272-7102.

Accreditations - program

The college also holds membership in a number of organizations related to higher education in general and to the academic programs offered at the college.


Advising and Counseling

Faculty advisors, academic and personal counseling, career counseling, and preprofessional guidance in dentistry, law, medicine, theology and veterinary medicine.


Intercollegiate competition as a member of the NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference. Sponsorship includes men's and women's basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming and golf; men's baseball and football; women's softball and volleyball; co-ed cheerleading and a full range of men's and women's intramural and recreational sports.

Brock Historical Museum of Greensboro College

Located on the third floor of Main Building, the Brock Historical Museum of Greensboro College seeks to foster a sense of identity, community, and pride in the college’s rich history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting archival materials and artifacts pertinent to the history of the college, life at the college, and the college’s relation to and influence on both the surrounding communities and society in general. The museum is open to all students, faculty, staff, and other visitors during designated hours.

Campus Life

Cocurricular involvement and leadership in activities are valuable supplements to classroom learning. Students take an active role in planning and implementing campus activities. Pride Productions is one of the organizations that regularly sponsor a variety of social events such as bands, comedians, trips, movies, Homecoming, formal dances, and the annual Spring Fling weekend. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the community standards process while living in the residence halls.

Computer Facilities - Information Technology

Computers for open student use (approximately 100 in all) are located in the Library, Proctor Hall West 206 computer lab, Cowan 207, and the Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center. The Cowan Humanities Building houses the News & Record Technology Lab and the Writing Center, each with 20 computers, high-speed printers, and other peripheral equipment. Proctor Hall houses two computerized classrooms and computers are present in many of the science, social science and physical education laboratories. The PEAK on the third floor of Main Building has 20 computers and specialized software to support the academic services provided to students. A campus fiber-optic backbone supports connections to the network from faculty offices, classrooms, the library and residence hall rooms. The entire campus, including classroom buildings, public areas, the library, and residence halls have wireless Internet access throughout. Campus email and file sharing are supported by Google.


The primary on-campus dining facility is Fowler Hall, located in Greensboro Building. The dining hall underwent a $750,000 renovation in the summer of 2011 and additional renovations in the summer of 2012.

Graduation Rate

The college's most recent six-year graduation rate is here.

Library Facilities

The James Addison Jones Library provides a quality environment for reading, viewing, and listening to materials that support the college curriculum and independent learning. A collection of more than 110,000 volumes, sound and video recordings, scores, and curriculum materials supports research and study at the college. The collection also includes several hundred periodicals, access to more than 21,000 print and electronic periodicals and newspapers, full text access to almost 45,000 electronic books, and many other print, multimedia, and electronic resources. Collections include the Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection, with more than 1,000 circulating publications on Holocaust history; and the Curriculum Materials Center, which houses resources for teacher education faculty and students. Jones Library is a member of NC-PALS, a four-library consortium including Bennett, Guilford, and Salem Colleges.

Student Activities

Students take an active role in planning and implementing campus activities. Greensboro College has more than 40 student organizations, various opportunities including Student Government Association (SGA), Pride Productions, Pride CREW (Campus Resources for Education and Wellness), United African-American Society (UAAS), Residence Hall Association (RHA), newspaper, literary magazine, theatre, musical and instrumental groups, and other special interest, honor and service organizations.

Religious Life

Chapel services are held each week in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. Programs from diverse traditions and a variety of student organizations offer students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to worship, study, serve, and fellowship in order to grow in faith and understanding. Religious Life organizations include: Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel and Student Christian Fellowship. The Royce and Jane Reynolds Institute for Church Leadership, announced in April 2011 with a generous gift from a longtime trustee and his wife, will provide additional opportunities for exploration of faith and vocation.

Residence Halls - Residence Life

Four residence halls are options available to students.

Village 401
A distinct feature of the College’s location is that we share a common zip code, 27401; thus, the name Village 401. Working closely with businesses, schools, agencies and organizations within Village 401, the College provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to assist the community in meeting some of its challenges and needs while enhancing liberal-arts education with community service.