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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

At A Glance

Main Address

601 S College Rd

Wilmington, NC 28403-3201

www.uncw.edu

Admission Office

601 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

(910) 962-3243

Fax : (910) 962-3038

admissions@uncw.edu

Contact : Marcio Moreno

Director

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5907

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : February 1

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 72.0%

Total undergraduates : 14,785

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,342

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 41.0%

Average financial aid package : $8,680.00

In-State Tuition : $7,181.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $21,246.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Jan 20

Regular application due: Feb 1

Priority application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 4 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Jan 20

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : Mar 29

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Mar 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 1

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Mar 15

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 18 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 72.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 86.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 25.0%
Business/Marketing : 19.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Psychology : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 6.0%
Communications/Journalism : 5.0%
Education : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Investments and Securities M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Graphics B
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General M
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration M
Information Technology B

Education
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education, General M
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching B
Music Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B M
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Spanish Language and Literature B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Trainer B M
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management M
Nursing Practice D
Public Health Education and Promotion B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy B

History
History, General B M

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M
Statistics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology M
International/Globalization Studies B
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B M
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management B
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B M
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical B M
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Social Work B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics, General B
Geography B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B M

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1141 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Wireless network available

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : wildflower preserve, botanical garden, nature preserve, coastal forest research and teaching station, ecosystem reserve within the upper tidal region of the Cape Fear.

Geographic Location : 128 miles from Raleigh.

Small City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 14,785

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 2,342

Degree-seeking undergrads : 14,421

Graduate enrollment : 2,714

Student General Information

All students average age : 23

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 88.0%

Out of state students : 12.0%

Part Time students : 15.0%

Percentage of males : 37.0%

Percentage of females : 63.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

10.0% Men who Join Fraternities

9.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Seahawk

Student Newspaper URL : www.theseahawk.org/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 93.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 25.0%

Housing Options

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $105.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Seahawks

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Badminton

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Club

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Gymnastics

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : Dodgeball, Walleyball, Spikeball, Kickball, Cycling, Quidditch, Wakeboard, Human Foosball, Cornhole, Battleship, Spikeball, Pickleball


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $80.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 13,287

Admitted : 8,697

Enrolled : 2,342

Somewhat selective 65.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive

Offered place on waitlist : 789

Number accepting place : 235

Accepted from list : 0



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Class Rank

Considered

Alumni Relation

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

State test(s)

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Rigor of secondary school record, academic GPA, standardized test scores, application essay, and 1 recommendation is very important. Class rank is also a factor and is important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 24.0%

Top Quarter : 63.0%

Top Half : 95.0%

Bottom Half : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 11.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 4.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 1.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 8.0%

600 - 699 : 66.0%

500 - 599 : 26.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 10.0%

600 - 699 : 55.0%

500 - 599 : 34.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 10.0%

24 - 29 : 48.0%

18 - 23 : 42.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 5.0%

24 - 29 : 52.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 14.0%

24 - 29 : 35.0%

18 - 23 : 47.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: An entering freshman may receive semester hour credits based on Advanced Placement Examination of ETS. These examinations are taken prior to the student's high school graduation. Information on this examination program may be obtained from the high school counselor. High school seniors who take Advanced Placement Examinations should have test scores sent to the University of North Carolina Wilmington Office of the Registrar for placement and credit evaluation. By scoring 3 or higher on the ETS Advanced Placement Examination, students will be awarded credit as follows:

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

1

0

English

4

0

Math

4

0

Science

3

0

Science Lab

1

0

Social Studies

1

0

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

0

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 46.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 62.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

580 - 660

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

590 - 660

ACT Composite

22 - 27


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

ARH 201

All

Biology

3

4

BIO 105

All

4

4

BIO 201

All

5

8

BIO 201 & 202

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT 161

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MAT 161 & 162

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4*

MAT 161

All

Chemistry

3

4

CHM 101/L

All

4

8

CHM 101/L & 102/L

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

6

CHN 101 & 102

All

4

9

CHN 101, 102 & 001

All

5

12

CHN 101, 102 & 001

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 230

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CSC 001

All

4

4

CSC 131

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CSC 001

All

4

4

CSC 131

All

5

8

CSC 131, 231

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENG 101

All

4

3*

ENG 103

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENG 110

All

Environmental Science

3

3

EVS 001

All

4

3

EVS 195

All

European History

3

3

HST 001

All

4

6

HST 101 & 102

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FRH 201

All

4

6

FRH 201 & 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

GER 201 & 202

All

Human Geography

3

3

GGY 101

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

ITN 201

All

4

6

ITN 201 & 202

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

JPN 102 & 201

All

4

6

JPN 201 & 202

All

Latin

3

6

LAT 101 & 102

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECN 222

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECN 221

All

Music Aural Subscore

4

3

MUS 111 & MUSL 111

All

5

6*

MUS 111, 112, MUSL 111, 112

All

Music Non-Aural Subscore

4

3

MUS 111 & MUSL 111

All

5

6*

MUS 111, 112, MUSL 111, 112

All

Music Theory

3

3

MUS 106

All

Physics 1

3

4

PHY 101

All

Physics 2

3

4

PHY 102

All

Physics B

3

8

PHY 101 & 102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY 202

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY 201

All

Psychology

3

3

PSY 001

All

4

3

PSY 105

All

Research

3

3

ELEC 001

All

Seminar

3

3

ELEC 001

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPN 201

All

4

6

SPN 202 & 302

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPN 201

All

4

6

SPN 202 & 302

All

Statistics

3

3

STT 215

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PLS 101

All

United States History

3

--

HST 001

All

4

6

HST 105 & 106

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HST 001

All

4

6

HST 103 & 104

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

55

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

4

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

3

French I

41

3

French II

53

6

German I

36

3

German II

42

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

55

3

Humanities

55

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

55

3

Introductory Psychology

55

3

Introductory Sociology

55

3

Natural Science

55

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

48

3

Principles of Microeconomics

48

3

Social Sciences and History

55

3

Spanish I

41

3

Spanish II

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 45.0%

% of loans / jobs : 55.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 97.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 72.0%

% Judged to have need : 79.0%

% that were offered aid : 76.0%

% that had need fully met : 11.0%

% of need met : 41.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $8,680.00

Avg non need-based aid : $3,715.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,488.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,255.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $26,568.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Financial Aid Notification Date : Mar 29

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Frederick Holding

Financial aid office phone : (910) 962-3177

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$7,181.00

$7,181.00

$7,181.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$21,246.00

$21,246.00

$21,246.00

Room and board:

$10,897.00

$10,897.00

$4,107.00

Books and supplies:

$1,126.00

$1,126.00

$1,126.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$4,336.00

$4,336.00

$4,336.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,810.00

$1,810.00

$1,810.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$25,350.00

$25,350.00

$18,560.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$39,415.00

$39,415.00

$32,625.00

Important cost information from the school: The resident tuition rates shown are for new freshmen students or new transfer students for 2019-20. Since 2016-17, a guaranteed tuition program has been in place. Resident students enrolling for 2019-20 will pay the same tuition rate for the next four years if they are continuously enrolled. Fees can vary from year to year but there is a 3% cap on mandatory fee increases each year.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 93

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 31

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 3,444

Transfers admitted percentage: 87.0%

Transfers admitted: 3,016

Transfers enrolled percentage: 58.0%

Transfers enrolled: 2,006

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Meet high school minimum requirements (see question C5 above) if under the age of 21 and have eligibility to return to the last institution attended. Applicants with at least 3 hours of college-level Math and 6 hours of college-level English have a higher likelihood of gaining admission.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $80.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $21,246.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,897.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,897.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $179,361.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 63

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser