Wilmington, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$17,472 ($5,672)
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Reviews 1007 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I do not stay around the area.

5 College Junior

Weather: Beautiful sunny North Carolina weather is simply the best.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

5 College Junior

Academics: Top rated professors. I enjoy my classes because of them.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is horrible. I have very had a good experience.

3 College Junior

Diversity: unable to rate the diversity because the school does not have much diversity.

4 College Junior

Athletics: i believe athletics is a the very top at UNCW. the school sets high standards for its athletes, students and it facilities.

4 College Junior

Computers: the system at school is okay.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Solid all around, but the campus police can be overbearing with tickets and noise complaints.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: It took me what seemed like forever to receive my aid, and by the time I got it, I was in limbo as to whether or not I could go to college at all, because I had to refuse other offers to wait on UNCW.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: As far as safety goes, UNCW is fantastic, but living first hand with pot-smoker, you can see the wrong side of law enforcement, and they are very low tolerance for anything drug related.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Drug Safety: There will always be drugs around at any school, but for the most part they are limited to off-campus establishments.

4 College Student

Academics: The academics are extremely tough, and unforgiving, but the teaching staff is by far the best in the area.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Nightlife: The nightlife is CRAZY here. It's the ECU of the coast, and all of my friends are extremely jealous.

2 College Student

Computers: HawkWifi is a serious problem. I may fail a class because my internet dropped in the middle of an exam.

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4 College Student

Diversity: This is a very diverse campus where it's easy to find others with different backgrounds and ideals.

3 College Student

Majors: I had no problem getting into the major that I originally wanted, but I'm learning that you have to pull strings to do a major switch.

4 College Student

Majors: I get to play with some musicians that I've always looked up to, as well as learn from them. With that being said, it's a tough school, and it's easy to be overwhelmed.

5 College Student

Greek Life: Being a member of Greek life, I can tell you that fraternities and sororities are very pure, and help the community drastically.

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4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Great atmosphere, with great opportunities.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I lived in the in campus apartments, and they're a little old, but other than that, it's decent.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are super friendly and helpful, someone will always open the door for you or brighten your day with a smile. Students are usually dressed casual but really stylish. You will have some people dress to impress and others that wear sweats and a hoodie (usually me)!

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Wilmington is a small town that has plenty to do! I admit if the beach wasn't here it wouldn't be the best place to stay in, but the beachy culture and environment is what makes it unique!

4 College Freshman

Weather: Wilmington is known for it's random showers but other than that the weather is sunny and warm.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not apart of greek life and therefore have no opinion on the matter.


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Chloe Miller
Cary, NC
English Literature
Grad Year
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UNCW offers students a unique, one-of-a-kind university experience, with the combination of its state-of-the-art facilities, well-established programs, location, priority of placing students first, and constant growth. The University is quite young compared to other schools, but it's already ranked right up there along with the best public universities. So much expansion, creation, attention, and credibility has been gained since UNCW's start, and more amazing feats and accomplishments are inevitable for the University's future. Small class sizes, expert professors, and large major varieties bring students of all types to campus. With around 13,000 students total at UNCW, it's the perfect size for those interested in a medium-sized school, and it fosters a unique dynamic. Students have the opportunity to meet someone new every day if they want to, but UNCW is small enough where there is a focus on individual student showcase; students don't have to worry about being lost or overshadowed.

UNCW really gives students all of the tools for success through classes, cultural events, networking opportunities, academic programs, and career developmental training, but it's up to the student to take advantage of these offerings. UNCW can be the perfect fit because of this incredible attention and genuine care for students. The size of the University is right, and the inviting, welcoming atmosphere creates a home for students; everyone can be a part of the University and is encouraged to reach for their aspirations. The campus motto is "Dare to Soar," and UNCW actually means it and follows through with this encouragement. A top choice time and time again, UNCW allows students to go above and beyond just learning in the classroom and makes hands-on, realistic experiences possible. The University is a hidden gem, but is growing every day to gain more national acknowledgement. UNCW is a wonderful place of acceptance and growth, both in the campus and its ambitious students.

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