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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a Taco Bell across the street that is open 23 hours a day for when you need it. There is also a food place nearby that will deliver until 3 a.m. I haven't heard anything about student discounts but the prices tend to be reasonable as they are.

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3 College Junior

Administration: The school will now set up a court date for underage drinking if you are caught on top of making you take alcohol awareness class, which seems unnecessarily strict.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I've always felt that the service is lacking quality. The food is generally alright, but can get pretty repetitive.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I wasn't eligible when I felt I should have been.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I appreciated the suite-style housing format.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are great because a lot of the frat parties or sports team parties are within walking distance of campus. A lot of the parties are broken up by 11pm but very few people get in trouble if you just leave when the cops get there. There is also sandbar the freshman bar that is very small and gross but a lot of fun.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off campus dining and a lot of places take student discounts. A few pizza delivery places take food dollars which is very convenient. There are many options but the best and most popular is cookout which is right on the edge of campus walking distance and easy to drive to.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school's policies are very fair. Most things such as attendance are determined by each professor. The honor code is taken seriously and so is cheating but I have never seen anyone get in trouble. I know one person forced to withdraw from a class because of cheating but that was the only punishment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are so many options on campus food and the convenience is great. The main dining hall wag I did not like very much. The food was decent but always made people sick that people often called the "waggles." Wag changed the main meal everyday but it was never that appealing. Dubs was very good, great sandwiches and hot meals. Hawks is really good but you can only use meal swipes at dinner time. If hawks was meal swipes all day there are healthier options and it is in a convenient location on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus freshman year in a dorm is definitely an experience that everyone should have. It can be horrible because of the small spaces and gross bathroom from sharing them with so many other people. But it is the easiest way to meet new people and make close friends. It is also nice to live on campus for the connivence of being close to campus. There are pros and cons of living on campus but it is worth it just for the experience.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are TONS of options and Cookout is open all the time

3 College Freshman

Administration: Some things, like alcohol and drugs they are very strict on while the things that won't hurt you they ease up. Very safe campus though

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I needed a lot more than I got, and I am still having a hard time finding options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Always an option, somewhere on campus. Dubs is great and so is Wag breakfast, but Wag is usually just ok

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love housing. My building was great and the friends I made through it were even better.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's not a whole lot of Varsity athletics at UNCW Still, there's plenty of places to go and be athletic as well as join intramural clubs

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are TONS of places to live off campus, and there are also TONS of different options. There's pretty much an option for whatever you want.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't that many places near the campus, but the city of Wilmington does have quite a few great places to eat. The seafood places are great, and there's a lot of chain restaurants. It's a decent place to get good food.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: They're generally there to help and not hurt. So long as you aren't doing anything you know you shouldn't be doing you'll be fine. Just follow the rules.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is pretty good as long as you aren't expecting restaurant quality meals.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Therooms on campus are small and you almost always have to share a bathroom with someone else. The one positive is that you're close to classes and the library in case you need to study. It's convenient in some ways, but being at school all the time tends to become a drag.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have very little personal experience with off-campus dining.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I've personally never had any problems with the rules on account of my using no substances or having a car to run into parking problems.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was definitely a hassle last year (due in part to myself), but I eventually got it sorted out. But now, I'm having to go through it all over again...

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: While places like Landwich and Dub's are good (especially the variety provided at the latter), Wag/Wag-Out are nothing to brag about. The rest of the places are fine.

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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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