UNCW Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Wilmington
How hard is it to get into UNCW and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,767 out of 11,677 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 25 percent. University of North Carolina at Wilmington typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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UNCW SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT34%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1310|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1310 to 1370||Avg +||67%-78%|
|1250 to 1310||Avg -||54%-67%|
|1190 to 1250||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 1190||Low||<41%|
UNCW ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT73%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 73 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>78%|
|25 to 27||Avg +||67%-78%|
|23 to 25||Avg -||54%-67%|
|21 to 23||Reach||41%-54%|
|Less than 21||Low||<41%|
Avg. High School GPA4.06
Typical High School GradesA
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. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UNCW accepts 67% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
65% of University of North Carolina at Wilmington freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||27%|
|Top 25% of class||65%|
|Top 50% of class||96%|
|Bottom 50% of class||4%|
|Bottom 25% of class||-1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||28%||28%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply137
Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UNCW before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Wilmington and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.