At Greensboro College, we’ve always loved helping our students define their own paths to a fulfilling future. Now, we’re Defining the Path for our own institution — and for the future of liberal-arts education — by addressing the critical issues of academics, access, affordability, degree completion and career readiness.
We understand what today’s
students and parents want most:
Access to a great education.
A degree they can actually afford to finish.
And real direction as students navigate their way to a successful career and a meaningful life.
Learn How Greensboro College Is Addressing Academics, Access, Affordability, Degree Completion and Career Readiness.
Our experiential education curriculum has always provided students with the strengths of a liberal-arts education: a strong foundation in critical thinking, analysis, and communication. What makes Greensboro College different is the amount of direct, one-on-one support students receive from their professors and advisors. We understand that figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives—and how to do it—is not easy. That’s why we guide our students every step of the way, from choosing a major to finding an internship to figuring out which career path is right for them.
While we continue to offer such traditionally strong majors as English, education, and business administration, we’re also attuned to our evolving society and offer programs to address our most relevant needs, such as majors in Human Development and Family Science, Health Sciences, Exercise and Sport Studies, and Urban Ecology, as well as concentrations such as Digital Music Production and Human Factors Psychology.
Through this powerful combination of relevant curriculum and effective guidance, our graduates will be prepared to succeed as ethical, informed citizens in an ever-evolving world.
Our location on the soon-to-be completed Downtown Greenway provides easy and convenient access to the central business and entertainment district. We are working with partners at every level — in the city of Greensboro, in the Triad, across the state of North Carolina, across the country and around the world — to expand the exciting experiential learning and service opportunities for students, here in Greensboro and through study-away and other programs. Already, about 99% of Greensboro College students complete at least one internship or practicum before graduation; this initiative will provide even more opportunities to bring learning to life and help students connect their studies to the world around them.
We are in the process of a number of exciting improvements to our campus, including enhancements to our technology infrastructure, buildings and common areas.
We have opened the first phase of the First Citizens Bank Global Communication Center on the garden level of Jones Library. In addition to the professional writing consulting that the college already offers, the center eventually will feature a recording studio for students to produce podcasts and high-quality audio; a space for students to video-record oral presentations and receive expert feedback; and digital workstations that allow students to produce multimedia-rich projects for courses across the curriculum using state-of- the-art software.
A new Athletic Training Center has been completed in the north side of Hanes Gymnasium. The former Campbell Athletics Center has been renovated into a new Student Center that, when it opens early in 2020, will provide additional gathering space and dining options for students, including a Starbucks coffee shop and a small convenience store.
We are one of five campuses selected to participate in a two-year Duke University research project to implement a wellness app for students.
We have installed powerful fiber-optic cables and new network equipment in a number of buildings on campus, resulting in a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure for Greensboro College.
Our new campus signage looks great and has made the campus easier to navigate. With significant maintenance and improvements all over campus, our historic campus has never been more beautiful.
Yes. In addition to participating in all federal, state and local financial-aid programs, we will continue to offer a full range of Greensboro College scholarships and grants, including academic, fine-arts, mission-related and need-based awards. The amounts of these awards have been realigned to the new tuition price.
We will continue to evaluate the financial-aid eligibility of every student individually, to best align individual needs with available resources. We expect that this realignment will make a Greensboro College education accessible to even more students and families.
We’re ranked among the top Southern regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Colleges ranking, and the magazine also recognized us for outstanding undergraduate teaching and contributing to the social mobility of our students. We believe that the kind of experiential education you get at Greensboro College — highly personal, highly supported, and in a great city — should be accessible to more students. And with the current tuition “sticker price,” some students and families might not even consider a private college as a realistic option. While we know that scholarships and financial aid can significantly lower the final cost of attending Greensboro College, not everyone takes that into account when deciding where they’re going to apply. By lowering tuition from the beginning, we want to give all prospective students and parents a better understanding of what a Greensboro College education actually costs. We also want to ensure that our current and future students are receiving the greatest value for their dollar.
On Friday night, January 24 (early Saturday morning), the college will experience an Internet outage of up to 30 minutes while one of its Internet providers performs planned network maintenance. The outage should occur between midnight and 2:30 a.m.