University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

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Undergrad Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$7,181

$21,246

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,697
Declined 4,590
Total Received 13,287
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Public

14,785

undergraduate students

2,714

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,499
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational

661-acre campus in Wilmington (population: 119,045), 128 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Wilmington International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Association of Campus Entertainment
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Sports Club Council
  • Graduate Student Association

Top Events

  • Involvement Carnival
  • Festapalooza
  • Beach Blast
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
63%
Top 1/2
95%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
66%
500-599
26%
700-800
10%
600-699
55%
500-599
34%
400-499
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
58%
18-23
34%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $80
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.03

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,697
Declined 4,590
Total Received 13,287

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

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

Club Sports - Women's

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

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Information Technology
International/Global Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,499

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

14,785
students

Female
63%
9,324

Male
37%
5,461

16%

2,714
students

Female
71%
1,922

Male
29%
792

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

12,480
students

Female
62%
7,623

Male
38%
4,857

16%

2,305
students

Female
74%
1,701

Male
26%
604

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,006

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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