A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of North Carolina - Wilmington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Website
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University of North Carolina - Wilmington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1130-1260
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$16,218/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,421/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,188/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,014/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,628/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,007/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,635Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Friendly
    65%
  • Southern
    16%
  • Open-minded
    11%
  • Excited
    4%
  • immature
    1%
  • Indifferent
    1%
  • Rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.147 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Beach
    29%
  • Amazing
    24%
  • Add of the above as well as caring and supportive
    13%
  • Strong Academic Focus
    11%
  • Encouraging
    8%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Busy campus in a beach town, best of both worlds!
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses
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UNCW is a wonderful university with quality professors and a beautiful campus. My time there was memorable and prepared me exceptionally well for grad school. Seahawk Village is an awesome place to stay campus! The beach plus the films and TV shows that are constantly being produced in Wilmington make it a unique and extraordinary experience. I am now at UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler business school, and my professors here have referenced the Cameron School of Business as the NC business school they consider 2nd to their program. If you know anything about UNC, you know that is high praise. I feel lucky that I have had these experiences at both institutions, and I would recommend UNCW to students who want a laid back campus atmosphere combined with rigorous study, especially at Cameron.
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I am currently attending UNCW for my second semester. I was accepted as a spring admit in January 2016 for the spring semester. The transition coming into the second semester was flawless and I met friends extremely easily. Everyone around campus is chill, laid back, and amiable. I immediately fell in love with not only the atmosphere, but everything the school provided. For example, clubs and safety. Also, the education is second to none. The teachers care immensely about their students and provide excellent learning. Overall, I love UNCW!
I have enjoyed my time at UNCW. There are lots of groups on campus that cater to a variety of interests. One of my first club fairs on campus I think I signed up for over 100 club interest emails. Once I joined a club it was fairly easy to make friends with others who share similar interests to mine. The library on campus is a great place to study or simply to just go for a quiet place to read. I find myself constantly in the library and then hopping over to the food court for a quick bite to eat. If I need some school supplies I go over to the bookstore where I have a variety of different colored binders, folders, and pens to choose from. I’m very happy I chose UNCW to finish my education at and hopefully I can come back for graduate school in the future!