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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina

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Overview

Enrollment

18,030
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 15,792 prospective students applied, and 10,736 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,435 enrolled in the school.  13,134 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,896 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $4,443 plus fees of $2,795. UNCW is ranked 361 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10

Overall

8/10

Academics

4/10

Resources

7/10

Outcomes

5/10

Value

UNCW is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of North Carolina at Wilmington within the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Difficult
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
SAT 1210/1330
ACT 24/28
Estimated GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

68% 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
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$1,130
Other Fees$2,795
Room and Board $11,346
Budget for Other Expenses$6,141
Total One Year Cost$25,855

Out of State Resident Tuition

$18,508
Out of State Costs for University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,130
Other Fees$2,795
Room and Board $11,346
Budget for Other Expenses$6,141
Total One Year Cost$39,920

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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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