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4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

UNCG was a wonderful choice for me because of the proximity to my home, and for the wonderful campus. I was able to work a full-time job while receiving my degree and continue to live at home, the next city over, in order to save money. Being a part of the UNC college system is great because all of these schools are widely known and accepted as giving a great education. I would definitely choose UNCG again based on price, the level of education given, and the layout of the campus. It's very approachable and is easy to navigate on foot. I actually didn't drive to school and just rode buses to get to all of my classes. I spent $25/month on a PART student monthly bus pass, which in turn probably saved me over $1,000 on gas and parking at school. I definitely suggest this as an option if you are commuting.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2008

UNCG was a great environment for growing and learning. I felt a sense of community the entire time I was there, even when I lived off campus. There are tons of student groups, so everyone seemed to have a place that they fit in. The campus is beautiful and Greensboro has most of the benefits of a city without being overwhelming. I had a wonderful experience and would definitely make the same choice again.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Art Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2005

This program helped to facilitate my official capacity as an art educator k-12. I am a firm believer in what I am doing as an art educator in specific, as well as a childhood educator in a more general sense. As a matter of fact, I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in New York City. I am a licensed and certified Art Educator in Brooklyn. I am currently teaching art at a middle school here in Midwood. As a matter of fact, I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in New York City. I intend getting a dual certification and licensure. What, you may ask, is my main focus for this, my second degree? Why Childhood Education, of course! See you in the classroom! Sincerely, D.H.L.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2013

I was able to receive a full scholarship for the time that I was at the school through a combination of academics and need based merit. As for working with the financial aid off, NEVER call them. The call lines are always busy, but if you email, they get back within an hour usually and solve whatever problems you have. As for professors, they challenge their students to really think about the material, and if you go to them for help, they really take the time to meet with the students. Not only that, but they will also go beyond to help with internships, future jobs, etc. If you are in the club for your major, you often get the opportunity to do a monthly hangout with your professors whether it's bowling, beer tastings, or afternoon teas. Movie nights are a popular activity for the major-associated clubs, and often the professors like to join in. As for social life, there seems to be a club or organization for everything. The campus itself hosts free events every weekend for the students and several throughout the week. UNCG has a lot of access to entertainment. It is across the street from the Greensboro Coliseum where big name singers and sports teams visit regularly. I graduated back in 2013, and I worked in my major field for the past few years. However, now I have decided to return to UNCG in order to pursue a higher degree, and I still have no regrets with my choice.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Rather small university in the UNC system, allegedly not as good as Chapel Hill. Easy to establish personal relationship with professors who are in general available for office hours and out-of-the-classroom consultations. They should invest more in Liberal Arts if they truly believe, as they say, that a career in LA pays off.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing Education
Graduation Year: 2014

UNCG was very instrumental in helping me to pursue my nursing career. The financial aid resources that were offered at UNCG are one of the main reasons I was able to finish and graduate with my degree in four years. The nursing program at UNCG is phenomenal for excellence in clinical practice and education in the Piedmont Triad area.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 1974

Tell us about your college experience.

It was good. I stayed on campus for awhile and then off campus. It was reasonably priced and has a good local reputation.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I dont know if i would choose psych. again because i ended up in business. Also, i think something more specific is useful today. Back then just having a degree was good enough. Now there's more competition.

What advice can you offer other students?

Figure out what you want to do and stick with it. Persevere because a college degree can be very helpful in life.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 1985

Tell us about your college experience.

I went to a liberal arts university in the state system, which was a good idea for someone wanting to major in English. But in retrospect, I wish I had looked at a more career-oriented major, particularly journalism. The education I received was top-notch and intellectually satisfying, but impractical in the workforce.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

No, I would choose Journalism.

What advice can you offer other students?

Think seriously about your major. Think about what you want to spend some time doing.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

Tell us about your college experience.

The school was not a good fit for me. I had several problems with the financial aid office and the professors.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would have switched to Business Administration.

What advice can you offer other students?

Study Hard.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2005

The best thing about university were the latent benefits. That is, I went to classes and acquired the knowledge there, but I could've gotten as much from a community college (and more practical-application classes, at that); the friendships, scholarly and professional connections I formed, and the improvements I made as a social creature were all much greater benefits than the classes. I would have begun at a community college for 2 years and transferred. I would have chosen a double-major, pairing art with business or computer science. I would've studied abroad for a semester or a year. This all may have ended with my being in higher education for 6 years, but the cost would've been somewhat lower, and the practical-application classes and additional major likely would have gotten me into my current job 5 years sooner. If you get refund checks from your financial aid, use them to pay down the principal on the loan. Seriously. Study abroad. Be willing to stay more than 4 years; be willing to cram to get done in 3. Always be doing something that is practical and will help you land a job - internships, requests for mentoring from professors, volunteering.

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