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
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.114 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,023Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Friendly
    64%
  • Southern
    17%
  • 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.127 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Beach
    28%
  • Amazing
    23%
  • Add of the above as well as caring and supportive
    12%
  • Strong Academic Focus
    12%
  • Encouraging
    8%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Busy campus in a beach town, best of both worlds!
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,600/ 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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I am a Freshman at UNC Wilmington, and I am so happy I chose this school. The first two months were an adjustment, and my parents kept encouraging me to get out of my comfort zone and introduce myself to the groups of students I would like to affiliate with. It took a while but once I did I knew I found my home! I really have a connection with Latinos and when I first arrived I did not think there were any here! I finally got connected with Centro Hispano and that has changed my whole college experience. I now have such a great group of friends that I went from wanting to go home every weekend in August and September to not wanting to go home now, even on the breaks! Freshman year is a time of such growth and really learning about who you are as a person. Some of that learning is difficult, but if you just work through it and persevere you will be rewarded with a college experience that transforms you both socially and intellectually.
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UNCW is an amazing college filled with progressive, intelligent and hopeful students. All of the offices are beyond helpful, and paperwork for beginning the school year made it all the more helpful. I made the right decision coming here. There is a bit of a party scene, but it's not too much. Students will actually travel to other colleges, like East Carolina University, to go to the biggest parties. However, there is a lot of alcohol and drugs on campus. I've never felt unsafe on campus, and I absolutely love the atmosphere. The only downside is the cost!
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.