Within walking distance or a short drive from campus, you’ll find great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the hopping nightlife of downtown Greensboro, the third-largest city in North Carolina.
Wander through the vintage shops on Elm Street. Hit the Food Truck Festival with your friends. Catch a local band at one of our live music venues. See a Broadway show at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Cheer on the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor-league baseball team. Plus, you’ll have access to great internship opportunities with area businesses.
But there’s much more than downtown to Greensboro. We are home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and an award-winning network of municipal parks. The Downtown Greenway, a 4-mile walking/bike path that encircles downtown Greensboro, is nearing completion and passes just along our campus’s eastern edge. The J. Douglas Galyon Downtown Depot on East Washington Street can connect you with local and intercity buses, and you can easily take a day trip by Amtrak train to Raleigh or Charlotte, or ride the Southern Crescent north to Washington, D.C., or south to New Orleans. And Piedmont Triad International Airport can connect you with flights anywhere in the world.
Did you know that Greensboro is a bigger college town than Columbus, Ohio? In addition to Greensboro College, it is home to more than 55,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. A&T State University, Bennett College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, and the Elon University School of Law.
There’s so much to do day and night in the city of Greensboro, and you’ll have it all right in your own background.
And there’s even more to do right outside of town. Greensboro is two hours away from the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and just three hours away from one of the nation’s most beautiful coastlines. Stay busy during breaks, or take a weekend trip with friends to explore the great outdoors – a new adventure is just a few hours away.
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