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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)

Students who would like to learn more about University of North Carolina - Wilmington can check out their website at http://www.uncw.edu.

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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, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into University of North Carolina - Wilmington.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 620
SAT ® Math550 - 620
SAT ® Writing520 - 600
SAT ® Total Score1610 - 1840

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 27
ACT ® Math22 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score22 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UNCW

The chances for admission at UNCW can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants9,759
Granted Admissions5,517 (57%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,992 (36%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of North Carolina - Wilmington is around 13,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 10% 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 $9,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $60 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

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $3,700-$4,500
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,020
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$350 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $770-$920 per credit 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 Aid68%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$6,367
Receiving Student Loans50%$5,619

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

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

UNCW has an overall graduation rate which is close to 67%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years44%
Graduating in 5 Years21%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Music 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

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

Psychology

Communications and Journalism

Business and Marketing Studies

Education

  • Elementary Education (B, M)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (M)
  • Middle School Education (B, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (D, M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Special Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (B)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities (B)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Teacher and Professional Development
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Therapeutic Recreation (B)
  • Family Practice Nurse (M)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (B)
  • Public Health Education and Promotion (B)
  • Athletic Training (B)

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

Visual and Performing Arts

Physical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Natural Resources and Conservation

Recreation and Fitness Studies

History

Computer and Information Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, C, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology (M)
  • Global Studies

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