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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants around the college, several within walking distance. Others are across south college road, which consists of 6 lanes and there is only one traffic light where pedestrians can cross. Students without cars will have a difficult time getting to further away restaurants. There is a shuttle system that will take students places, though I have not found it to be very user friendly. Cost is average, but there are no student discounts, and if there are they are not well advertised.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Overall, the food and dining options are great, however most places do not stay open very late. It is also a little pricey, and food dollars, which can be used everywhere and saved some money by not charging tax, now do charge tax. This takes away from the benefits. Even so, the quality of the food is still better than that of some of the other colleges, which I have had the pleasure of trying.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: It gets very cold there and then very hot and humid. Its either or and rarely in between

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'm so disgusted with the fast food and chain restaurants. Never again will I eat in the South.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Campus is strict about it but students aren't peer pressured

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people are polite but not very outgoing. Most of the people aren't looking for anything serious.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a lot of opportunities with the film school

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers are great. They provide a great syllabus and are fun to learn from, however I didn't feel like all of the students took advantage of that.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is very unhealthy and unappealing. They mostly have the same options over and over again

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UNCW was a cool experience but I didn't feel like the people were there to get an education. Everyone I met was just in college to have a good time and party. I didn't feel like anyone took their time there seriously

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3 College Freshman

Administration: This campus is very strict about some things. They are strict when it comes to noise violations and underage drinking

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of options for nightlife. Most go to bars and clubs. Everything is off campus. Our campus can be very strict when it comes to drinking on campus

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in the apartments and it was great having my own room, however we had some problems with the shower and the rooms were very tiny

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Downtown and Wrightsville areas are the most sought after. Off-campus parking at UNCW is far from campus

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Almost everyone from this school is middle class North Carolinians. It would be nice to see more people from other states represented here for a wider variety of culture

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2 College Freshman

Technology: You get $10 of printing with your One Card but it barely covers half of your semester's worth of printing

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: I used to be a partier, but not anymore. However, what I hear about from my roommates, its a might fine time out there under the night sky. House/ mainly appartment parties are available almost every weekend until exams, and downtown has a historical context with a great bar/ club scene. On Thursdays, Fibbers bar is packed with women and men. They have a great beer special that night. Been there once had a good time. Mainly its my roommates telling the stories.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Its good, and it works. We don't eat to live, we live to eat. Food is nicely prepared.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: I am white, so what! I believe there can be a greater increase in the area of diversity. I believe diversity is nothing to gain from rather a un-bias open-minded view of the world through understanding human emotion and physicallity. I believe UNCW is doing a great job with enrollment of everyone as a whole, in the next decade people from all backgrounds will be evermore evident on UNCW campus while maintaining its integrity towards academic and life success.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: It was quick and easy. I came into college, signed up for classes and everything went smoothly. All that is needed on you part is to turn in the FAFSA form online, and to double check everything on the FAFSA form so no audit will happen to you, which is a headace I had to deal wiht at Wake Tech Comm. College where I recieved my Associates in Science.

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3 College Junior

Technology: The computers at UNCW are mostly at the library, and spots can easily fill up. Early in the mornings are great until about 10:00 am when students pack-in and get coffee from Port City java inside the library. The rest of campus the internet connection runs smooth. If your a big printing person, expect to spend close to 50-$70 a semester. For me it was $40.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Wilmingtion the 'Port City' is a beach community. From Casey's Buffet to South College deli, which are mentioned in "Our State" magazine for N.C., the options are endless. Fresh seafood, Italian, Indian all the fast food resturants, cook-out next to school for late night snack runs, I a blessed to live in a college/ beach community with taste and culture.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but from what I here the housing is great. I drive from off-campus to see movies at Lumina theatre, social functions, bingo nights, etc. cost to live on campus or off-campus are about the same once gas and other needs are factored. I rate okay, because I live off-campus vibe.

4 College Junior

Majors: When getting into your major at UNCW one thing I have learned is to have a positive attitude towards whatever needs to be filled out and or turned-in. Let me explain, at UNCW the admissions does want you to exceed and they will help you. The best tip I can give for anyones success is to know what you are talking about. Having conviction in the words you tell admissions will send off a positive vibe of 'This college student knows what he's doing in life.' Being prepared with the right questions and also open to feedback will be part of your success at wilmington.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I am becoming a Geography Major at UNCW, and I absolutely enjoy the presence and sencerity my teachers have about their subject. I want to obtain a Geography degree, to gain a better sense of the world to help support my dreams. I am a transfer student from Wake Technical Community College out of Raleigh, NC, and I must say the load of work towards acheiving my degree program is labor intensive with much readings to do, which is giving me the opportunity to improve my reading and writing skills overall. Teachers are chill and great people to talk about anything with, maybe because we are at the beach. I can sit down with my instructor and talk in person about internships/ job opportunities. All I have to do is execute the process.

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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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