Wilmington, NC
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Reviews 1007 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The computar lab at UNCW is always crowded at luch time, midterms and finals, but besides that, you can always find a spot. UNCW uses i-print which allows you to print anywhere on campus with your one card. Your one card is your UNCW ID card in which you can put money into and use it to get something from the snack machines or print.

4 College Freshman

Majors: UNCW is awsome. The science program here is really good especially marine science. Most people tranfer from other states just to get in at UNCW because we have high tech equipment. The school also offers a lot of research opportuniites in different fields and if you have work study from fafsa, you can apply as a lab assistant and get paid. There are also different kinds of clubs you can join like tri-beta. Its a biology club which really looks good on your student resume.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't live on campus so I would not know much about how the school is at night.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Everyone I know has there own laptop but it's not really necessary. The library has laptop checkouts that lasts 4 hours. Also there are printing stations scattered around campus if there is anything you need to print and at the beginning of each semester the school gives you money to use for printing. The wireless access is protected by a password but everyone gets the password on the first day.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do plan to have an internship this coming summer. The internship will give me an opportunity to see what it's like to be a physical therapist and also will help me knockout some hours required for graduate school. Since I have already secured my internship, I am excited to start!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As an Exercise Science, it wasn't hard to find other people with the same career goals as me. The school that the major is housed in is really smalls and all of the professors and advisors are helpful.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Who wouldn't love having Wrightsville Beach 5 miles away and a beautiful downtown on the water?

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking can be a hassle, especially if you live off campus. You WILL get a ticket if you park in the areas you aren't supposed to, but you can look online to see the times where parking is allowed and where it's restricted 24/7. Unfortunately when parking is allowed many places fill up fast and it's hard to find a spot.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is pretty decent. The shuttles come and take you around campus on different routes, or out onto the main road, South College, which cuts straight through Wilmington. The only tedious thing is that it's a little confusing at first to figure out which shuttle goes where and when to be there, but once you get that down it's really useful!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: To be in a specific program at school is very demanding. It requires a lot of hard work and time. Personally, I love the chemistry program I am in right now. I have loved chemistry since high school and I can never ge enough of it, so the fact that is consumes most of my time doesn't bother me. The workload is intense, but the facilites provided are immaculate and faciliate what is needed to be done.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: As a chemistry major, I am beyond ecstatic about the program I am in. I would most certainly not do it all over again. It is equally hands on as is it lecture time and I have learned a great deal of information. I plan to become a forensic toxicologist in the future and attend graduate school. I fear I will not find a job in the area I am in right now, but if I move to a more heavily populated area, then I hope that profession will contribute to society.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As a chemistry major, I will be a student that looks for a job in the area of forensic science. Internships with a concentration in forensic science will take place in a lab. I plan to have an internship in the near future because I feel like experience would be crucial in a job like this. Finding an internship will be somewhat difficult in the area I am studying.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: I love the facilities here, I think that the new Student Rec. Center is going to be awesome once it's open, they're still doing construction on it now. I also like the student center & library.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams are not incredibly good, but the events are fun to go to and it's always nice when they're giving out free stuff! I wish there was more school spirit though.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I've only used the computers a couple of times and I haven't had any trouble. The printing service is really nice though! I use that when I'm unable to use my printer in my room.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UNCW feels very safe to me. I've never felt scared or worried while walking on campus at night.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I am from Wilmington and there are several places that I love here. There are local places like Indochine which is my favorite Thai/Asian cuisine place. The atmosphere and service is excellent. It can be a pricey but the lunch specials are a good deal. There are plenty of places that offer student discounts like Flaming Amy's (a local Mexican/burrito place), Harris Teeter and Papa John's. There is a good variety of different kinds of cuisine in Wilmington.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am intending on majoring in Biology. I am finishing up my freshman year so I haven't declared my major yet. I'm Pre-Vet so I'm going through the Pre-Professional requirements and on that track. There are plenty of opportunities for every major/minor offered here. From specific clubs for it to internships. The Career Center can help you out with what to do with your major and internships. My workload is rough with my major/track but it is expected with majoring in a science.

4 College Junior

Facilities: library is old but average. Fisher student center is nice

5 College Junior

Facilities: I love this school, great community, Greek life, athletics, and academics

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is prevalent at UNCW but not dominating. they are often tabling or chalking for some event but not in your face. the frats have a lot of parties which is nice but sometimes they will not let non-greek guys in. there are no official greek houses so sometimes you dont even know that the party is a frat party.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: the local feel of Wilmington is a great combination on a beach town with a college town. everyone is laid back and relaxed and usually up for whatever adventure you have in mind. downtown is great to go for lunch and shopping right on the water and the beach is amazing for relaxing on weekends.

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: campus strictness is a bit of a pain. most parties are busted before the end of the night, although there are often multiple parties to go to. once a year the ALE comes to town and often bust parties and give everyone drinking tickets. getting caught drinking off campus is a lot worse than on campus (a drinking ticket often results in community service plus unsupervised probation). getting in trouble on campus sends you to the deans office which usually just sends you to a crossroads class and a small fine. second and third time offenders however have harsher consequences.

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2 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is not much diversity in food, and sometimes the hours are really wacky. The food is really good when it is good, but most of the time it is a toss up. It is also highly overpriced for the quality of food you get.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are many types of people who go here, including Indian, African American, and Asian. As long as you are friendly and outgoing you don't ever run into problems with people!

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Chloe Miller
Cary, NC
English Literature
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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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