Location
Wilmington, NC
Undergrads
10,457
Tuition (in-state)
$17,472 ($5,672)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1055 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are almost non-existent. We don't have a football team and the baseball team is the only sports team I would go watch.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Gorgeous campus, most professors are very nice, decent workload but not overwhelming, easy registration

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: International Program Scholarship – Because I am an international student, I applied for the international program scholarship, and I got it successfully, maybe because there are not many international students. however, it's quite hard to find a freshman student who got scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Environmental Campus Life – This university is quite environmental, and I like living on campus. It's quite easy to travel on campus, but the public transports are quite bad, so it's hard to travel without cars.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The gym is nice and close to residential areas, and there are baseball field, swimming pool and basketball area. but I think the library is quite small.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Exists, but Isn't Huge. At Wilmington, Greek life is there, but it doesn't play a huge role to the university.Frat houses on campus are just apartments or suites, so nothing really goes on there. As a non-Greek, I just view them as people taking part in something I cannot afford and something that just is not me. Of course there is one fraternity that we all look down on in a joking way, but other than that we do not really judge. Greek life just is, and that's all.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: UNCW Boys and Girls – As a girl,I'm not going to lie, I have noticed a couple good looking guys on campus. The girls are also gorgeous, but it's not flaunted. Everyone so far has been pretty nice and relaxed, occassionly one will dress up but not to a great extent, unless they are in a fraternity. Social life is pretty huge and easy to get into, everyone wants friends, and at UNCW it's easy to make them, and relationships do form.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personally, I Feel Safe – There are campus police on campus both on foot and in cars that patrol the area. Also, there are the blue station lights set up all over campus, so that if anyone ever did get into a threatening situation, it would be easy to quickly cntact help that would arrive at the scene fairly quickly. On campus I have never felt unsafe or afraid.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Great Availability – I have access to pretty much every resturant I could want.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Wag Is Gross – Wagoner hall has the ability to be pretty good but the staff and cooks try too hard to make it a fine dining experience instead of just a cafeteria. They never make simple food and it is always undistinguishable and often gross.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Network Is Spotty – The network access is usually fairly good but there are times when many people try to get on the internet and it is nearly impossible to get access. This is very annoying when trying to complete an assignment or write a paper.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't really attend the clubs often. I have better things to do, but I heard they are pretty good.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments right near campus and always places to look at with a few miles distance.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Wilmington has lots to offer with good restaurants, nice shopping locations, and 2 movie theaters. Not to mention all the attractions downtown.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: More Than You Think. The apartment area I live in smells like weed regularly. I feel like our school uses the "hear no evil, see no evil" method.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: All I See Is White. If you look on brochures, you will see pictures of students who are non-White... but when you come on to campus you won't see the same representation.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Only Three Freshman Dorms Are Nice. Although three of the freshman dorms are top of the line, all the other dorms (where the majority of freshman live) need to be upgraded.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is half rain and half sunshine. The rain is a lot of the time unexpected though.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: There's plenty of parking spaces, but you're limited to only certain places where you're allowed to park. You have a certain color on your parking permit and you can only park in a parking lot with the corresponding color.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Much Strictness – There's not too much campus strictness except for things like drinking. You're not allowed to drink within a 1 mile radius.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Love UNCW – I started at UNCC and enjoyed it, however I transfered to UNCW and love it. Being at the beach everyday is great, scheduling classes so I can work, is easy. There is very little hand holding, you have to figure out the system yourself and fight for the classes you need.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Night Life – Wow, the bars are to numerous to count. The greatest part of the night life is, even if you aren't 21, you can get into the bars. They are very careful to check ID's and underage kids can still have a good time. There are plenty of taxi's that will take you where you want to go, the bus system is great and runs often so the wait time is short.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – I have yet to see any evidence of drugs or alcohol. the worst thing is the occasional smoker. thats all

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Flaming Amis – a decent burrito and taco resturant. it does have a weekly discount day on tuesdays, but the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the tastes of the different salsas leaves much to be desired

3 College Senior

Facilities: Just Beachy – We have beaches. That is the only amazing thing about this place.

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Chloe Miller
Hometown
Cary, NC
Major
English Literature
Grad Year
2013
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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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