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University of North Carolina Wilmington Stats, Info and Facts

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17,499 Students

65% Admitted

  • 12,480 full time
  • 2,305 part time
  • 4,857 men full time
  • 7,623 women full time
  • 13,287 applied
  • 8,697 admitted
  • 2,330 enrolled

14,502 Undergraduates

$4,443 Tuition/Year

  • 1,826 Graduates
  • 392 Non-Degree
  • $4,443 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $10,897 room & board
  • $1,126 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Charles from Concord, NC
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  • A noun is defined as a person, place, or thing. The University of North Carolina - Wilmington can be compared to the perfect noun. The instructors who teach there are…

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  • LD
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  • Let's admit it- we all are here because of either Wilmington's historic beautiful riverfront downtown, or Wrightsville Beach. Being a Seahawk is amazing, but ultimately you decide how rigorous of…

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  • Allison from Raleigh, NC
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  • UNCW is a beautiful and asthetically pleasing campus that I have called home for the past year. The professors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful as well as the RAs and…

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  • Steven - Hickory, NC
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  • It's an astonishingly gorgeous campus and is highly appealing. Not a single person I've asked about it had anything negative to say. Plus, who wouldn't want to be 5-10 minutes…

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Mission Statement

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and artistic achievement, and service. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the professional schools, and the graduate school, the university seeks to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. Of prime importance is the university’s commitment to undergraduate teaching. The humanities, the arts, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences comprise the core of the undergraduate curriculum. Graduate programs at the master’s level and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership complement the undergraduate curriculum. The university considers scholarly practice, research, and creative activities essential for effective learning.
UNCW encourages public access to its educational programs and is committed to diversity, international perspectives, community and regional service, and


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Most people are really friendly and it is very easy to get involved.

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  • Caleb from Crimora, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Wilmington is an amazing locale. Five miles from the beach, the campus is beautiful with its longleaf pines swaying in the cool breeze of a warm day, the scent of wildflowers filling the air... Yeah, it's poetically beautiful. Not only is the campus physically appealing, but the people here are great too. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, everyone is willing to help each other out in true Southern hospitality fashion, and everyone is fun to be with. Not to mention that there is no lack of activities to do in Wilmington, either in the community or on campus itself, with club and intramural sports covering wide ranges, the Cape Fear River nearby, an aquarium, the campus recreation center currently being doubled in size, the beach, Lumina Theater on campus, events like Switchfoot performing in concert, great local restaurants... I could go on and on.

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  • Melissa from Hope Mills, NC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I greatly look forward to going to Wilmington. I have several friends who are already at the University and absolutely love the area. I have also visited a couple of time and have seen first hand that the campus and surrounding areas are absolutely gorgeous!

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  • Kaylan from Lewisville, NC
  • I am a current student here

    Everyone wants to be at school at the beach! The weather is awesome. The school even offers a back-to-school bash on the beach before classes start that is tons of fun and a great way to meet new people. On campus, I feel safe and everyone is very friendly. We have an involvement carnival and many other events where student organizations make an effort to be seen by other students. The dining establishments are very clean and updated.

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  • Loryn from Wilmington, NC
  • I am a current student here

    This campus is so beautiful. There are trees everywhere and all of the buildings are very well constructed. They are currently constructing a new psychology building adjacent to the nursing building and I think it will look very professional and it will be very beneficial. The food is always great here. There is a wide selection to choose from. You can go to the Hawks Nest, which has many different fast food chains, sushi, pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. There is also the dining hall and many other small food court places. The library is always quiet and there are a lot of good resources. The people are all very friendly and it's easy to make new friends here. I think that I am lucky to be able to go to this school. I love everything about it. Plus it's right next to the beach. Who wouldn't love that?

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