University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW)

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline February 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 1
Priority Application Due November 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 3,679 6,660 10,339
Accepted 2,055 3,416 5,471
Acceptance Rate 56% 51% 52%
Enrolled 799 1,181 1,980

UNCW Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.80 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(83% of Students Admitted to University of North Carolina, Wilmington Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 540 to 620
  • Math 550 to 630
  • Writing 520 to 600
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 620 630 600
Bottom 25th Percentile 540 550 520

ACT Scores

(33% of Students Admitted to University of North Carolina, Wilmington Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 21 to 27
  • Math 22 to 26
  • Composite 22 to 27
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 27 26 27
Bottom 25th Percentile 21 22 22

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 1
Math 4 4
Science 3 3
Social Studies 1 1
Lab 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 13,699 (91%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,280 (8%)

University of North Carolina, Wilmington Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($60)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 24)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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