University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW)

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Student Essentials

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Seahawk
Website: www.uncw.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,199
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,302
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 15,141
Year Established: 1947

About UNCW

For more than four decades, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has maintained a legacy of academic excellence. We are committed to the success of our students through distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. Whether on campus or online, we pride ourselves on upholding the values of excellence, diversity, integrity, student-centered focus, innovation and community engagement.

Part of the University of North Carolina system, University of North Carolina Wilmington is a respected state institution that offers academic as well as arts and research opportunities.

Wilmington's undergraduate academics include humanities, science, arts and professional programs. Majors include Art History, Computer Science, Education, Environmental Studies, Film Studies and Nursing.

In Wilmington's graduate division you can also pursue a doctorate in Marine Biology or a master's in Creative Writing, Psychology, Public Administration or Social Work.

Research at Wilmington is conducted in such departments as Marine Biology, Geology, Statistics and Psychology.

Student life includes on-campus and local offerings. University arts offerings include a cultural arts facility, an art gallery, a theatre and musical performances by renowned musical artists.

The admissions department is fairly selective and evaluates students based on grades, test scores, recommendation letters and extracurricular involvement.

Accreditations

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOCTM) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The UNCW School of Nursing is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

UNCW Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked 13th among private and public colleges and 5th among public universities in North Carolina by USA Today
  • The Princeton Review's list of “Best Southeastern Colleges 2017” featured school
  • One of Kiplinger's “Best Value” universities for three consecutive years
  • One of the nation's “Best Value” Public Colleges and Universities by The Princeton Review for four consecutive years
  • Recognized as the fifth Best Regional Public University in the South, 2013

Financial aid is also available through various sources to eligible students.

UNCW Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave University of North Carolina, Wilmington 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Good size campus. It is small enough yet large enough. Nice setting, near the beach. Town of Wilmington could be a little better. It is close enough yet far enough from where I grew up and went to grade, high school and home. Instructors are good and students are from all around the area.


UNCW Map & Location

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403


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Getting Around UNCW

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

3/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Wilmington, NC

Winter
Dec
59
38
Jan
56
36
Feb
60
38
Spring
Mar
66
44
Apr
74
52
May
81
60
Summer
Jun
87
69
Jul
90
73
Aug
88
71
Fall
Sep
84
66
Oct
76
55
Nov
68
45

UNCW Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 13,699
Freshman Class 1,992
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 15,141

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 5%
African American 5%
Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 60%
Men 40%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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