Tuition & Fees

$7,181

$21,246

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,034
Declined + 5,083
Total Received 13,117
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Public

14,452

undergraduate students

2,295

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Professional Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5907
ACT 3174

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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 16,747
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)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  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: 119,045), 130 miles from Raleigh. Served by air and bus; train serves Fayetteville (92 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 10% of male students
 
13 sororities 10% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
67%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
57%
500-599
33%
400-499
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
29%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
58%
18-23
34%
30-36
13%
24-29
42%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
55%
18-23
38%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
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

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,034
Declined + 5,083
Total Received 13,117

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

Marcio Moreno
Director of Admissions
P: 910 962-3243
F: 910 962-3038
admissions@uncw.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 910 962-3177
F: 910 962-3851
finaid@uncw.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Frederick Holding
Director of Financial Aid
holdingf@uncw.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboarding, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wakeboarding, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, racquetball, sand volleyball, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, walleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Jimmy Bass (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association
Mascot
Seahawk
School colors
teal, navy blue, and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Business Administration/Management
Business Analytics
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
Data Science
Digital Arts
Economics
Education
Education of Young Children
Educational Leadership/Supervision
Elementary Education/Teaching
English Language/Literature
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
Finance/Investment Management
French Language Teacher Education
French Language/Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science
Geoscience
Geoscience Teacher Licensure
Geosciences
German Language/Literature
Gerontology
Healthful Living/Fitness Education
History
History Teacher Education
Information Technology
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Teacher Education
Nursing
Nursing Practitioner
Oceanography
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education/Health Licensure
Physics
Physics Teacher Licensure
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health Studies
Recreation Therapy
Recreation/Sport Leadership/Tourism Management
School Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Criminology
Spanish
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education/Teaching
Statistics
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Professional Nursing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law

16,747

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

14,452
students

Female
62%
9,002

Male
38%
5,450

14%

2,295
students

Female
72%
1,644

Male
28%
651

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

12,157
students

Female
61%
7,305

Male
39%
4,852

16%

2,295
students

Female
74%
1,697

Male
26%
598

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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 Required of Some
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

96%

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
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented France
Germany
Mexico
Spain
Turkey
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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