Giving Flight to Imagination
The University of North Carolina Wilmington—the state’s coastal university—is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research, and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking as well as a community rich in diversity, inclusion, and global perspectives. As our academic reputation continues to rise year after year, we embrace a community of well-rounded students who add their talents and interests to our campus.
UNCW is a public institution with nearly 17,500 students that offers a full range of bachelor’s and graduate-level programs as well as doctoral degrees and many distance learning options. UNCW’s 60+ academic programs are housed in the Cameron School of Business, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Health & Human Services, the Graduate School, and the Watson College of Education. Outside the classroom, students can get involved in 270+ campus organizations, show their Seahawk pride for UNCW’s 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams, and explore historic downtown Wilmington and nearby beaches.