14,502
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,398
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
66
66%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a Comprehensive institution located in Wilmington, NC, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-3297
United States
Contact UNCW Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@uncw.edu
Phone: 910-962-3243
Fax: 910-962-3038

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Oceanography (chemical And Physical) Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11,677
Applied
7,767
Accepted
14,502
Enrolled
67%
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Female Admissions

7,559
Females Applied
5,048
Females Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,118
Males Applied
2,719
Males Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
4.18
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 20th
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 600 660
SAT Math 580 650
ACT Composite 25 23 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,443
In-state
18,508
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,557
Full-time student fees
10,686
Room & board
6,660
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

9,398
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,348
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
1,470
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,622
Avg. Loan Aid
3,096
Avg. Grant Aid
6,020
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,502
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.89%
Black or African American 4.48%
White or Caucasian 77.86%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.46%
Asian 1.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.63%
Other 3.17%

Gender

Male (37.82%)
Female (62.18%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Involvement Carnival, Festapalooza and Beach Blast

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Association of Campus Entertainment, Residence Hall Association, Sports Club Council and Graduate Student Association

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,067
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 647
Part-time - 420
Male - 496
Female - 571