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University of North Carolina – Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to Do something bigger altogether. Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving nearly 18,000 students. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.

Enrollment UNCG has more than than 16,300 on-campus students and over 1,400 others in extension programs enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year. Sixty-five percent of resident undergraduate students are female. Twenty-five percent of resident undergraduate students and 13 percent of graduate students are African-American.

Classes & Faculty UNCG offers 79 undergraduate programs in over 100 areas of study, 72 masters programs and 27 doctoral programs. Student/faculty ratio is approximately 17:1. Fifty-three percent of full-time faculty are tenured and 77 percent hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

Academic Calendar Two semesters, August to May, and two summer sessions.

Campus Life UNCG’s picturesque campus includes more than 30 academic buildings and 28 residence halls on more than 200 acres. Opportunities for students include approximately 200 student organizations, 15 intercollegiate athletic teams, intramurals, club sports, recreation center, campus golf course, student newspaper, student literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, concert and lecture series, film series, internships, outdoor adventures club, fraternities and sororities, community service and field campus for fishing, swimming, and canoeing.

Costs For full-time students living on campus, 2013-14 basic costs (including tuition, fees, and room and board) total approximately $12,848 for in-state students and $26,646 for out-of-state students.

Housing UNCG Housing and Residence Life offers an array of on-campus living options for students, including:

Four residential colleges for students who want to live and enroll in courses with their learning community peers while developing close, meaningful relationships with faculty; Ten living-learning communities for students who want to live and enroll in courses with their learning community peers while participating in related co-curricular programs; and An honors college residence hall and two themed communities. Freshmen are encouraged to live on campus.

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America’s public schools often lack the adequate security to protect their students’ most sensitive data from being linked on the web.
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Women are underrepresented in technology fields, but especially so in cybersecurity. It’s not just a matter of fairness. Women are better than men at key aspects of keeping the internet safe.
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Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people’s trust and then take their money?
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Food suppliers and sellers around the world are using blockchain technologies to ensure that what consumers buy is labeled clearly and accurately.
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As digital threats grow, will cyber insurance take off?

As cyberattacks and hacking become more common, businesses and private individuals are realizing that cleaning up from digital destruction can be expensive.
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Without secure records of property ownership, many poor people around the world have trouble improving their economic situations. Several countries are already trying blockchain-based land registries.

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