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Reviews 1234 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Options – There are lots of off-campus housing options near UNCW and most are affordable and in good neighborhoods.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Very Fit – UNCW is a fairly athletic school and I would say most people (guys and girls) are more fit than those at other schools.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Near the Beach – Campus is 10 minutes from the beach; what more can you want! Downtown Wilmington also has lots to do both during the day and at night. During the day the atmosphere is very family friendly and there are plenty of bars and clubs downtown at night.

4 College Senior

Weather: Its pretty hot and humid in the summer but very nice and perfect beach weather! The winter is chilly and windy, but not too bad. When it rains, it pours.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UNCW is my home away from home. After the time I have spend on this wonderful campus surrounded by this amazing community I know for a fact that I would not be happy at any other University. UNCW is a great school both academically and socially. As a coastal school there is a social life but don't get the wrong impression, UNCW is a place of higher learning. We may go to class in our flip-flops, but we do go to class. Come to Wilmington and let us show you what it's all about to be a Seahawk.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: On Campus but Not Necessary for a Social Life – If you want to be involvd they are thre buy there are so many other things on campus that you get involved in that it's not necessary to be involved in Greek life to be involved on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Perfect Location – There are so many things to do around the town of Wilmington. Beautiful scenery, endless things to do and of course the beach five minutes away. Not to mention Independence Mall and Mayfaire Shopping center also located less than 10 minutes away from the campus. Downtown has the beautiful riverfront and many little shops to keep you busy! There is always something to do around Wilmington!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have found that Biology is a hard subject but the teachers here make the subject very interesting and I love learning about it! There is also so many opportunities to jump in and help with a professor's research.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's What You Make of It – Greek life can be great for meeting new people and getting involved. Certainly does not dominate the social scene however

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms aren't great but they're an experience. Options are much better after your freshman year.

4 College Senior

Academics: History Major Is Excellent! The professors really know what they are talking about in this program! I learned so much from them. The work for a History major is pretty intense, however it prepares you for graduate work! There are internship opportunities along with independent study with faculty members which can help with an honors project.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Atmosphere Is Great! This University has so much to do in the area! The beach is within reach and the lifestyle centers around this fact! Lots of school activities and things to do in Wilmington that you will never get bored!

2 College Senior

Parking: The parking enforcement people are cruel and not understanding.

4 College Senior

Academics: Needs to Be Challenged – I came to UNCW with the intention of learning, as should be expected in college. However, I found that many students were not up to par because the professors did not challenge the students.

4 College Student

Campus Food: Not a five star restraunt but with 14 meals a week no college kid should complain. The food is warm and has a pretty nice variety at the diffrent diners.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Many areas on campus are reserved by organizations and glow parties are thrown, blast from the past is acknowledged, and students who are under 21 are welcomed! If you want a big party scene, go to a house party, but remember to BYOB. UNC Wilmington has a taxi service to get the students, who drink a little too much past the legal limit, home safely :)

College Freshman

Athletics: Military Experience – If one is serving in the military, they are not required to take PED 101, or any other PE classes.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Very Convenient – If you live on campus and have a car, your lot will be next to, or very close to your dorm or apartment. At some colleges you will have to walk a mile just to find your car. If you have a parking sticker you can park almost anywhere on campus after 4 and on the weekends. Do not park in the visitor lot/spaces, because parking will not be afraid to ticket you.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: UNCW Offers Everything – At UNCW we have over 225 clubs and organizations that allow students to actively participate with students on campus and do things within the community. Becoming involved at UNCW was probably the best decision of my whole college career. Once involved you'll meet so many great people that share similar interests. All of our facilities on campus are in great condition. Our school is the perfect size in the perfect area on the coast between the beach and historic downtown Wilmington.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe Campus – At UNCW, student safety is one of the main priorities. Police officers are constantly patrolling the campus for reckless driving or suspicious behavior. I would advise locking your car doors to avoid any break-ins which rarely or ever happens. Also, in all Freshman doors you must show your ID with your dorm sticker or check in your friends/family. You are very safe here at UNCW!

4 College Junior

Weather: Unpredictable rain sometime, but for the most part very mild. Of course, since we're near the ocean, our reputation for weather is very good! Does get extremely hot though, as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great Options All Around – There's a variety of styles freshman dorms to choose from, something for everyone. And all of the options really make each freshman's experience unique and really great, depending on the style that fits the student. There are also a lot of great options for staying on campus all four years if you'd like. There's the Seahawk Crossing, Landing and Village for upperclassman that are all fairly new and amazingly convenient, spacious and desirable. On-campus housing has definitely enhanced my UNCW experience, and I can't imagine how my campus life experiences would be if I hadn't chose to live on campus my entire time here.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: "UNC-White," is a little nickname the school has acquired over the years due to its lack of diversity. The school is a predominately caucasian school. There are people of different races and national origins here but they take up a small percentage of the student body. The school does make efforts to make minorities comfortable like having a Black Student Union, Hispanic Center, LGBTQIA office and holding events like Intercultural Week. Luckily, minorities are not shunned but it is still quite evident that the campus is not diverse. As a whole, people are accepting though.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Shuttles and Buses Are Great Asset – The transportation of UNCW's campus is very helpful and convenient. There are many locations where you can catch a shuttle or bus to take you wherever you need. All of the shuttles are free to students and even the wave buses are free with your school i.d. I think that's a very helpful aspect of the transportation being that most of us college students are not with a lot of money. The schedules and routes of the transportation can get a bit confusing so that would be the only downside. Overall, I'm thankful that this campus recognizes that not everyone has a car and does their best to assist those who do not.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – Students don't really do drugs at UNCW, but some students do smoke. More students choose to drink, but there is not heavy pressure to drink.


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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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