What makes Greensboro College unique? We’re glad you asked.
Unlike most small, private, liberal-arts colleges, Greensboro College is located within the vibrant downtown district of a medium-sized city. Shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife, theatre, art, sports and internships are close and convenient. Explore the vintage shops on Elm Street, or check out a show at the city’s beloved Triad Stage — it’s all just steps away. Greensboro is a growing, thriving epicenter of art, theatre, higher education, business and much more. It is the third-largest city in North Carolina and centrally located in the bustling Piedmont region. The city also is just a two-hour drive from the mountains and 3 ½ hours from the beach. Vibrant and diverse, Greensboro is one of North Carolina’s best places to learn, work and play.
Here’s a short video about downtown Greensboro:
Small numbers, like 12. That’s the average number of students in a Greensboro College class. Like 13:1, our student-to-faculty ratio. Like 1,000. That’s our entire student body. Like 17 – that’s the number of sports in our NCAA Division III athletic program, which competes in the USA South Athletic Conference. And especially like 1. We believe that each student is the one student we have the opportunity to genuinely know, encourage and prepare — in the classroom, in student life, in a career, and through his or her life. We celebrate all those who give power to small numbers. We celebrate that which makes each student his or her own. It is this rich patchwork of individuality, community and experience that is unmistakably and uniquely Greensboro.
From your first year as an undergraduate, Greensboro College works with you to prepare you for the next steps toward the future you desire, whether that’s work, graduate school, or service. Our First Year Experience helps prepare you for academic success, whether you’re a traditional or adult student, and our Office of Career & Personal Development helps you, beginning with your first year here, to prepare for the next step you choose.
Whether you’re a traditional or adult undergrad, whether you’re working on a certificate, a bachelor’s degree, licensure, or a master’s degree, our schedule s will fit your needs. Contact Admissions for more information.
Individually and collectively, our students (and faculty and staff!) have a long and strong history of service, both to the campus and to the community of which it is a part. Whether it’s growing vegetables in the campus’s community garden for Greensboro Urban Ministry or recording oral histories for The Healing Blues, building a Habitat for Humanity house, or going on mission work through our Village 401 service program, you have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself in service to others and lay the foundation for a lifetime of service to society.
You come to us from more than 30 states and two dozen countries for a truly student-centered, liberal-arts experience. You come for our close-knit community, strong academic reputation, and one-on-one faculty attention. While at Greensboro College, your bright mind will develop so that you become a well-rounded student, a prepared professional and an engaged human being who will go on to accomplish great things. Under the wings of dedicated faculty, you will shape your own adventure — cleats to loafers, student government to religious life. Whether you’re a future artist or athletic trainer, scientist or entrepreneur, Olympic athlete or Teacher of the Year, it is our rich patchwork of individuality, community and experience that is unmistakably and uniquely Greensboro College.