University of North Carolina - Wilmington

1,551 reviews
  1. Wilmington, NC
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of North Carolina - Wilmington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Website

University of North Carolina - Wilmington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
1110-1270
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,418/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,818/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,683/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,045/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,860/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.107 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,690Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • Southern
    17%
  • Open-minded
    11%
  • Excited
    4%
  • Indifferent
    1%
  • Rude
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.122 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Beach
    29%
  • Amazing
    23%
  • Add of the above as well as caring and supportive
    13%
  • Strong Academic Focus
    12%
  • Encouraging
    9%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Busy campus in a beach town, best of both worlds!
    4%

After University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.76 responses

Reviews

1,551 reviews
  • Excellent
    267
  • Very Good
    641
  • Average
    516
  • Poor
    90
  • Terrible
    37
UNCW offers plenty of housing opportunities for students. The options range from shared dorms, shared apartments, to split suites. Depending on what year you are in, determines the priority you receive for the housing you apply for. For example, juniors or seniors will have first pick of apartments over sophomores.

Living on campus is extremely convenient for students who want to avoid the hassle of driving to school everyday. The Seahawk Landing is one of the newer apartment complexes that offers students various amenities. There are typically four students living in an apartment. Everyone has their own room that has its own lock. There are two bathrooms, so two students share one, which minimizes crowding or waiting to get ready. There is even a washer and dryer unit in each apartment. There is even cable that carries a full range of channels for everyone to enjoy! All utilities are inclusive in the charge, so there is no need to worry about separate bills.

The social atmosphere is pretty nice with events happening every week. These events help students in the building and entire complex area to get to know each other outside of classes. The events can range from game night in the lobby, to having smoothies at the sandwich shop within the village, and even BBQ by the apartment pool.

This campus housing has it all and was a great place to live in my last two years at school!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Apr 1 2015
Being a UNCW student, I lived in the on-campus apartments, more specifically in Seahawk Village. I loved Seahawk Villiage - my experience there was very easy. I had a very specious apartment that allowed me to bring all my important stuff from home. My residence adviser was so nice, he was effective in his job without being overbearing. The apartments themselves are very clean, and were in very good condition upon my arrival! I never had an issue with any of my neighbors and had a really good time in the apartment atmosphere! The cost is a little expensive, but with the cost you get a fully furnished apartment with internet and easy access to all other campus facilities.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
UNC Wilmington is a great school. Wilmington is a beautiful town with lots to do, which is important to a college atmosphere. The students enrolled at UNCW are some of the nicest I've met, it's a very inviting place to study and most of the professors and administrators genuinely want you to succeed. I will say that sometimes administration can make you jump through a lot of hoops to get a simple answer, this is something I have dealt with multiple times since attending the university. I think with any university that has a large population of students, this can be an issue, but it is something worth mentioning. Overall my experience has been great, and I intend to stay for my next two years of undergrad!
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago