University of North Carolina--Wilmington campus

Overview

Applicants
11,523
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
4.10

GPA Breakdown

81%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
4%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.2:1
Total Faculty
997
with Terminal Degree
680

533
Women
464
Men
201
Minority
19
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

The University of North Carolina—Wilmington is "a beautiful place full of enthusiastic students and dedicated faculty." Students rave about the marine biology and film programs and highlight the creative writing department's "impeccable reputation." Located in sunny Wilmington students say, "It's a school at the beach that still has high academic standards," and students laud "the small class sizes and opportunities for personal relationships with professors." Students boast about "UNCW's impressive student-to-faculty ratio" and agree that "this academic community is supportive." An English major says, "Most of my professors are great." "There are a few in there who are boring…but for the most part they're engaging, interesting people who know their subject and care about their students." One student says, "The trick is to talk to upperclassmen for suggestions and put a lot of thought into registration," and another adds, "There have been several classes that I wasn't expecting to get much out of that I've just loved because of the professor." The consensus is that "your true experience is based on your commitment," and students say you'll be rewarded if you "Just take time to utilize the amenities UNCW provides you."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


David Scott Congdon
President, CEO of Old Dominion Freigh Line Inc.

Jessica Maher
Special Assistant to President for Legislative Affairs

Anna Koolman
News Reporter for Fox News and Host of "Fox & Friends Weekend"

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

The average out-of-pocket cost of attending UNCW for an in-state student is roughly $17,000 annually; out-of-state students can expect to spend $29,000 per year. The cost of attendance at UNCW is reasonable but does include loans for most (54 percent of students borrow). Tuition only for an in-state resident is $3,700; out-of-state, $15,846. Room and board, about $9,600. Nearly half of all freshman receive financial aid, with the total package being more than $12,500. Graduates can expect to have approximately $26,000 in loan debt when they leave school.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,490

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$2,427

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,276

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$6,630

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,744

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,026
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,054
Required Fees
$2,366
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,030

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,613
Transportation for Commuters
$1,610

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,952
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
51

Demographics

2.15%
Asian
5.01%
African-American
6.65%
Hispanic
79.72%
Caucasian
2.80%
Unknown

61% female
39% male
90% are full time
10% are part time

Students Say

The University of North Carolina—Wilmington, "has a laid-back atmosphere and a close-knit student body" on a "beautiful" campus. One student says, "It's awesome: beautiful weather, beautiful beaches, fantastic people, great atmosphere...basically everything you could ask for in a college experience." Clubs on campus are described as "numerous" and "accessible," and students say the "staff and administrators are dedicated to students' development as learners, leaders, and engaged citizens." However, there is disagreement about the level of enthusiasm on campus, with some saying, "You feel the teal' wherever you go" and others lamenting the lack of a football team and feeling that "If you're looking for school spirit, UNCW may not be quite the place for you." Students unite to plead for "a bigger library to house all the students eager to learn," saying, "It gets VERY crowded." Students also request "more access to computers and printers across the campus." Although students are pleased with the community created by residential housing, particularly the "support" of the housing staff such as RAs, many believe the "rooms could stand an upgrade."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Wellness Housing

Students Say

The University of North Carolina—Wilmington is "a beautiful place full of enthusiastic students and dedicated faculty." Students rave about the marine biology and film programs and highlight the creative writing department's "impeccable reputation." Located in sunny Wilmington students say, "It's a school at the beach that still has high academic standards," and students laud "the small class sizes and opportunities for personal relationships with professors." Students boast about "UNCW's impressive student-to-faculty ratio" and agree that "this academic community is supportive." An English major says, "Most of my professors are great." "There are a few in there who are boring…but for the most part they're engaging, interesting people who know their subject and care about their students." One student says, "The trick is to talk to upperclassmen for suggestions and put a lot of thought into registration," and another adds, "There have been several classes that I wasn't expecting to get much out of that I've just loved because of the professor." The consensus is that "your true experience is based on your commitment," and students say you'll be rewarded if you "Just take time to utilize the amenities UNCW provides you."

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Peggy Turner, Ph.D

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Students with learning disabilities need to provide current (i.e., within the past three years ) documentation from a qualified professional to validate the need for services based on the individual's current level of functioning. Evidence of a substantial limitation to learning or other major life activity must be provided.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation must be current - within the last three years. Documentation necessary to substantiate the diagnosis must be comprehensive. Reports must include a specific diagnosis of ADHD.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
285
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
19

5% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

71% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Seahawks)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Seahawks)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
27

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple for students

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Keith Fraser
Campus Visitation Coordinator

Address
UNCW Admissions Office
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

Phone
910-962-7134

Email
fraserk@uncw.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fisher Student Center
William Randall Library
UNCW Student Recreation Center
Trask Coliseum
Cultural Arts Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wrightsville Beach (5 mi from campus)
Airlie Gardens
Screen Gems Film Studios
Historical downtown Wilmington
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Mayfaire Town Center, 5 minutes from campus, has shopping, entertainment, restaurants and accommodations.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Mon, Wed, and Fri 10am & 2pm; Tue and Thu at 11am & 2pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10:00 - 2:00 pm - more sessions posted on website

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
swinneya@uncw.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)is within 10 miles of campus. Shuttle buses, city buses, and taxi services are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-40 becomes NC 132/College Road. Continue traveling south on College Road approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Randall at the traffic light to enter UNCW campus.

Local Accommodations
Contact the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce at 1-910-762-2611 or the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-877-406-2356