Tuition & Fees

$6,951

$20,920

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,976
Declined + 4,468
Total Received 11,444
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Public

13,218

undergraduate students

1,700

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
45%
500-599
46%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
49%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
57%
18-23
36%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
54%
18-23
39%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a public, comprehensive university. Founded in 1947 as a two-year institution, it became a four-year university in 1963 and joined the state system in 1969. Its 661-acre campus, with buildings of modified Georgian design, is located in the southeastern part of the state, 10 to 15 miles from several Atlantic coast beaches.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,918
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Wilmington, NC

661-acre campus in Wilmington (population: 112,067), 125 miles from Raleigh. Served by air and bus; train serves Fayetteville (100 miles). School operates transportation around campus and surrounding area. Public transportation serves campus.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
14 fraternities 4% of male students
 
13 sororities 9% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
45%
500-599
46%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
49%
500-599
44%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
35%
500-599
49%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
42%
18-23
43%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
57%
18-23
36%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
7%
24-29
54%
18-23
39%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,976
Declined + 4,468
Total Received 11,444

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Terrence Curran
Associate Provost
P: 910 962-3243
F: 910 962-3038
admissions@uncw.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,769,474
State $7,299,259
Institutional $12,131,861
Other external $1,876,190
Total $37,076,784

Non-need-based

Federal $18,800
State $0
Institutional $4,000
Other external $1,610,432
Total $1,633,232

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association (Division I)
Mascot
Seahawk
School colors
teal, navy blue, and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Anthropology Teacher Licensure
Art History
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Business Administration/Management
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Clinical Research
Clinical Research/Product Development
Coastal/Ocean Policy
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer/Information Science
Conflict Management/Resolution
Creative Writing
Criminology
Economics
Education
Education of Young Children
Educational Leadership/Supervision
Elementary Education/Teaching
English Language/Literature
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Family Practice Nurse
Film Studies
French Language Teacher Education
French Language/Literature
Geography
Geology Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science
Geoscience
Geosciences
German Language/Literature
Gerontology
History
History Teacher Education
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
International Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Teacher Education
Nursing
Nursing/R.N.
Oceanography
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Political Science
Political Science Teacher Licensure
Professional Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health Studies
Recreation Therapy
Recreation/Sport Leadership/Tourism Management
School Administration
Science Teacher Licensure
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology Teacher Licensure
Sociology/Criminology
Spanish
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education/Teaching
Statistics
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

89%

13,218
students

Female
61%
8,123

Male
39%
5,095

Graduate

11%

1,700
students

Female
70%
1,187

Male
30%
513

undergraduateFull-time

88%

11,635
students

Female
61%
7,013

Male
39%
4,622

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,583
students

Female
71%
1,110

Male
29%
473

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
Germany
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Wilhelm
Associate Vice Chancellor for International Programs
910 962-2736
wilhelmm@uncw.edu

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