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UNCW Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

71.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into UNCW? The school has a 72% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,493 out of 10,443 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. University of North Carolina at Wilmington typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1200-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Wilmington?

University of North Carolina at Wilmington typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 34 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
1320 and Above Good >81%
1260 to 1320 Avg + 72%-81%
1200 to 1260 Avg - 60%-72%
1140 to 1200 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1140 Low <47%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
74%
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 22
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 74 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
26 and Above Good >81%
24 to 26 Avg + 72%-81%
22 to 24 Avg - 60%-72%
20 to 22 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 20 Low <47%

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 72% 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 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

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Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Wilmington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,754 3,689 10,443
Accepted 4,922 2,571 7,493
Acceptance Rate 73% 70% 72%
Enrolled 1,368 855 2,223
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 33% 30%

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.