UNC Wilmington is an above-average public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,023 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UNC Wilmington acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 72% of students, UNC Wilmington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
University of North Carolina - Wilmington Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management698 Graduates
Elementary Education150 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science116 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production87 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography84 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.132 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses
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University of North Carolina - Wilmington Reviews
The campus is beautiful, as well as the surrounding area. A ten minute drive to the beach is a nice way to enjoy your college experience! Most professors are resourceful and willing to help students develop into successful individuals. The only changes I can foresee being beneficial to UNCW, would be to diversify the student demographics. As well as provide more resources for the student population, such as cultural or communal offices. Lastly, my other recommendation would be more parking should be provided through the use of parking decks.
I loved my time at UNCW! I graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in public health with a pre-clinical concentration. I lived on campus all 4 years that I was there and I enjoyed the campus very much. I liked that all the campus buildings were in walking distance of each other, and it took no more than 20 minutes to get all the way across campus. Everyone there were kind and very laid back and the fact that the campus was only a 15 minute drive away from the beach was amazing! I enjoyed all my professors and I didn't want to leave UNCW after I graduated. My friends and I loved going to the basketball and baseball games as well. The only thing that I would change about UNCW was that I wished that off campus restaurants were able to be reached by walking instead of having to drive if I wanted food, but thankfully I had a meal plan while I was there and the food was great! I miss being a seahawk!
I am currently a sophomore at UNCW and I can say, I absolutely love this place. I come from a Hispanic background so the only downside for me is the low percentage of minorities on campus. Yes, there are several minorities and somewhat diversity but not as high as other universities. The atmosphere is amazing and the professors are great. Personally, I have never felt out of place or felt overlooked. UNCW is an amazing place with great academics!