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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

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Overview

Student Population
16,747
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
Location Wilmington, North Carolina
Online uncw.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 13,287 prospective students applied, and 8,697 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,342 enrolled in the school.  13,075 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,672 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $4,443 plus fees of $2,738. UNCW is ranked 380 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

UNCW is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
SAT 1170/1320
ACT 22/27
GPA 4.06
Applications Accepted
65.5% 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$4,443
In State Costs for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$2,738
Room and Board $10,897
Budget for Other Expenses$6,146
Total One Year Cost$25,350
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,508
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,126
Other Fees$2,738
Room and Board $10,897
Budget for Other Expenses$6,146
Total One Year Cost$39,415

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of North Carolina at Wilmington students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Social Sciences 10%
Education 9%
Psychology 8%
Biology 8%

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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.

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