University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW)

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC

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University of North Carolina - Wilmington is a public institution located in Wilmington, NC and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. UNCW has an annual student enrollment of nearly thirteen thousand.

Areas of study available at University of North Carolina - Wilmington include but are not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1610 to 1840 on the SAT and between 22 to 26 on the ACT is typical among students accepted to UNCW. An estimated 60% of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 36% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $6,200 and nonresidents pay $19,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,500 for the year. Students at University of North Carolina - Wilmington may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at UNCW through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants University of North Carolina – Wilmington accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of North Carolina – Wilmington is around 15,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $75 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $18,000-$21,660
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $760-$910 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid69%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships51%$5,879
Receiving Student Loans51%$6,423

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of North Carolina – Wilmington may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

University of North Carolina – Wilmington has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

UNCW is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Basketball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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