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UNCW Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

61%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into UNCW? The school has a 61% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,976 out of 11,444 applicants were admitted making UNCW a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of North Carolina at Wilmington typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
42%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1340
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Carolina at Wilmington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >73%
1260 to 1340 Avg + 61%-73%
1180 to 1260 Avg - 48%-61%
1100 to 1180 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 1100 Low <35%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNCW?

Admission data indicates that UNCW regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina at Wilmington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >73%
25 to 27 Avg + 61%-73%
23 to 25 Avg - 48%-61%
21 to 23 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 21 Low <35%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.06
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Wilmington was 4.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNCW accepts 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 78% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 5% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

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Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Wilmington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,559 3,885 11,444
Accepted 4,593 2,383 6,976
Acceptance Rate 61% 61% 61%
Enrolled 1,247 782 2,029
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 33% 29%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Wilmington and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of North Carolina at Wilmington Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Wilmington
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199218 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Wilmington.