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Reviews 1241 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I lived on campus; I can't say much about this experience.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party and have no semblance of a "night life".

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.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As far as dorms are concerned, pertaining to housing, they are pretty good, on average. The freshman dorms are naturally the worst (steer clear of Galloway Hall), but as you move up the hierarchy, they're pretty nice. Everyone's easy to get along with, and the campus is beautiful.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I constantly get emails about it so I guess its good

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I dont go, but I've heard it's the best

4 College Sophomore

Administration: If you follow the rules you'll be fine

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It can be difficult to apply

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People may complain, but I think the food is decent

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am very satisfied with housing experience here

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options available for off-campus housing. A wide variety for any budgets and proximity to campus. The school has an off-campus housing website that is very helpful at listing options and finding roommates.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus because of the convenience

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4 College Senior

Administration: RA'S help tremendously with administration

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Frat parties are a little overrated

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Having people who don't want to help is lame

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you aren't a part of greek life, you'll probably feel left out.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: UNCW doesn't have a football team so the most popular sport in the fall seemed to be club hockey. The first game of the season was sold out, and the soccer stands were half empty. There was a good turnout for basketball this year, but that was only because we were actually winning. The baseball games are my favorite, and a good amount of students go. However, more students are concerned with frat parties than school spirit.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus so I'm not sure whether its good or bad. Most students tend to live off campus after their freshman/sophomore year.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: UNCW is located between downtown and the beach, which means that you have even more options than whats just around campus. Flaming Amy's is the best place to get Mexican food. Britt's Donuts are THE BEST donuts, and are in Carolina Beach. Downtown is filled with places to eat too.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are pretty strict about underage drinking. UNCW is a dry campus. If you try to bring alcohol into the building they can check your bags. A few people on my hall have gotten busted for that. Its not impossible to sneak in though. Every weekend there are at least 3 rooms of people drinking in the dorm on my hall. I guess it depends on how often your RA is in your building and how strict they are.

For visitation in Galloway, you can only have somebody over for 24 hours on the weekend. The desk assistant signs your guest in on the computer so they can monitor whose in the building at all times. Its easy to leave your guest in the building and then come back in without them knowing.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go out a lot because the parties usually get busted pretty quickly. If you're a girl then you'll usually get in for free. Guys might have to pay 5 dollars. Depending on the party, sometimes you have to be on a list in order to get in. Also, all of the parties are off campus, so you have to walk/drive/uber there.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am an out of state student, which basically means its almost impossible to get any financial aid.

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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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