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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
UNC Wilmington is an above-average public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,346 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UNC Wilmington acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 72% of students, UNC Wilmington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,000.
About University of North Carolina - Wilmington...
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
67%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1180-1310
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,831/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,471/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.126 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,346Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,156
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
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  • Friendly
    61%
  • Southern
    18%
  • Open-minded
    10%
  • Excited
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • immature
    1%
  • Indifferent
    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.139 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Beach
    27%
  • Amazing
    20%
  • Strong Academic Focus
    12%
  • Add of the above as well as caring and supportive
    10%
  • Encouraging
    8%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Busy campus in a beach town, best of both worlds!
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ 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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University of North Carolina - Wilmington Reviews

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington has a lose-knit community with caring and knowledgable professors! I am a psychology major with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. The university has many opportunities for students to be involved on campus. However, if you're like me and like to do your own things outside of campus life, there are many easily accessible recourses and living opportunities off campus as well. UNCW offers countless ways to enjoy clubs, religious organizations, volunteer opportunities, and intramural sports as well! Campus dining also offers many various locations with lots of job opportunities as well. This is one of the few colleges that provides opportunities for undergraduate participation in research labs and field experience out side of the classroom. I was involved in a directed independent study and an internship through my supervised counseling practicum course!
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The fitness center is my favorite part of the campus! It had two pools basketball courts, track, weights, and private workout rooms for classes. The fitness center also has a wall where people can climb to the top. They even have workers who help work your workout schedule and nutrition needs. Battleship is very fun in the pool as well. Again, the fitness center is my favorite part of the campus. Everyone on campus is so kind and welcoming as well. The beautiful school is bicycle and skateboard friendly with flat a flat ground so it is easy to ride around.
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.