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 mo

Overview

Applicants
10,838
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
4.06

GPA Breakdown

78%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 630
SAT Math
560 - 640
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Overall

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."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16.6:1
Total Faculty
1,009
with Terminal Degree
691

524
Women
485
Men
211
Minority
19
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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


Skeet Ulrich
Actor

Rep. Walter Jones
US Congress

David Cole
Chairman and CEO of The Warranty Group

Rep. Pryor Gibson
NC House

Sen. Julia Boseman
NC Senate

Ed Paul
Honorary Consul to Belize

Estell Lee
former NC Secretary of Commerce

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
81
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,533

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,688

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,278

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,575

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,647

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,026
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,163
Required Fees
$2,317
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,030

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,196
Transportation for Commuters
$1,610

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

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

Overall

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."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,428
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

1.99%
Asian
4.89%
African-American
6.36%
Hispanic
80.84%
Caucasian
2.42%
Unknown

60% female
40% male
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

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."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
33%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
93
First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

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

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
275
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
17

5% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

137% 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


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
29

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

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Laura Graham
Campus Visitation Coordinator

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

Phone
910-962-7367

Email
grahamle@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
howeyp@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
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Key Stats

10,838
Applicants
12,428
Size
57%
Acceptance Rate
1190
SAT Scores

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