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Reviews 1438 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My film experiences have been phenomenal, but I have not enjoyed any of my business courses. So I would say it depends on the courses or major you have.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: All majors do really well with setting you up with internships or people locally in the industry that can help you advcnce your career after graduation.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are poles with an electric blue light almost everywhere on campus. They are for calling the police in case of an emergency, so they do aim to keep the students feeling safe.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorm life was not fun. I did enjoy the social aspects because I met a lot of people, however they were kind of gross and many of those people did not know how to clean after themselves. The on campus apartments were much better. More freedom and more space to be in your element. Living off campus is better than both though, because housing is difficult to deal with in general.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greeks are pretty cliquish. Many of them are not friends with people outside of their sorority or fraternity. Not all of Greek society has that personality.

3 College Junior

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit, but people aren't that big into sports. The most spirit I saw was this past year when the basketball team made it into the NCAA.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose my teachers more wisely because they can make or break your academic experience. Academics is why we are there. The social aspect is great and they offer a lot of opportunities for you to meet new people and to get out of your comfort zone, but college can't just be about the social.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience at UNCW is only beginning but it's great. I've enjoyed my classes, professors, the campus, and meeting new people. UNCW is my home. It's so beautiful here and I have no regrets!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't graduated yet so I'm not sure about this. The career center on campus helps a lot with finding internships and jobs after you graduate or even while you are a student.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is safe to walk around campus, even at night. There are emergency call boxes all around campus and there is no where on campus without one in sight. Police arrive super quickly when a button is pushed.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty big here at UNCW, there are several different sororities and fraternities. Like at most schools, non-greeks sometimes think of them as snobby or rude but for the most part they are nice. They do throw a lot of parties off campus that you can attend.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a lot of intramural sports available. There is no football team which is a downer, but EVERYONE participates in our basketball season. We made March Madness this year and everybody lost their minds, it was so exciting!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Living at the beach is amazing, students are mostly friendly, and there's something here for everyone. Wilmington is definitely a college town with plenty of fun things to do downtown! Professors are super nice, and while there are some boring ones they are always willing to help.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking alone on campus, even at night.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The teachers in the film studies department are very willing to work with you to get an internship.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have no idea, I honestly know nothing about Greek life at UNCW.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of students on campus become very excited about sports, I personally do not get into them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been fulfilling so far, the film studies department is hard work, but a lot of fun.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I do not have first hand experience with this yet but from what we were told during orientation safety is taken very seriously at UNCW.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not started classes here yet but from what I have witnessed so far I feel like UNCW really wants to prepare its students for sucess beyond the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am just starting at UNCW as a transfer student this summer so I do not know a whole lot about the school yet but I'm excited to find out.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There was one bar this year for college students, but it was closed because they let in too many people with fake IDs. I do not know of any others except for the ones at Wrightsville beach.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are frat parties every weekend. They are usually off campus and not always easy to get to unless you have a DD. The hockey and rugby teams throw better parties than the fraternities. Almost all parties get busted if they get crowded.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are usually excellent. I had one that I did not like my freshman year. He taught his subject well, but the class was hard and he was not super friendly. Registration is easy after the first time. The first time I did not really know what I was doing, and it was hard to get the classes I wanted at first, but I was able to get them before the semester began. The workload was a lot, but if you stay focused, use the library, and go to class it is not terrible.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I came from New England so to me the campus seems reasonably diverse. The campus is predominantly white, but for the most part students are accepting of all ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual backgrounds. I have met one or two rather racist people on campus but that can happen at any school. It is easy to avoid people that are biased.

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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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