University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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#178, overall score 35.67/100

Fun Fact:

Delta Chi Xi, the national dance fraternity, was founded at UNCG.

Why should Jewish students attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro? Although UNC-Greensboro may not have the largest Jewish population, UNCG Hillel provides students with a very close-knit Jewish community. Students can easily get involved in the Jewish community however they’d like - and make an impact. There are ample resources to help students create programs to address student needs and interests. The greater Greensboro Jewish community is very supportive of Jewish campus life and provides numerous opportunities in which students can participate. - Ari Gauss, executive director, North Carolina Hillel

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Greensboro, N.C.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 16,281
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 200
  • Jewish population share: 1%
  • Student origin: 95% in-state / 5% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Carolinian
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Spartans

COST & AID Score: 9.17/15

  • Score: 9.17/15
  • In-state tuition: $7,164
  • Out-of-state tuition: $22,410
  • Room & board costs: $8,834
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $9,234
  • Average loan debt: $26,841
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: No

ACADEMICS Score: 0/20

  • Score: 0/20
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Median SAT range: 1030-1180
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Yes
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 5
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 10/11

  • Score: 10/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 1.83/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 1.83/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 5.5/34

  • Score: 5.5/34
  • Hillel: North Carolina Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad Greensboro
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: No
  • Jewish sororities: No
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Hillel Friday night services: Yes
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 15
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 2 (Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Roughly 80% of UNCG’s Jewish students are from NC, 20% from out-of-state. (By law, at least 82% of all UNC-system student bodies are NC residents.)
  • Kosher food details: None available.

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