University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. We are consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability. A public institution with more than 16,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since our founding in 1947. Here, you will enjoy a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking and thoughtful expression in a beautiful campus setting.

North Carolina's Coastal University

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is a public university located along North Carolina's beautiful coastal region between Cape Fear and the Atlantic Ocean. UNCW is committed to providing affordable access to a scholarly community that improves the quality of life through its exploration of health, the arts, the economy, education, the environment, and marine and coastal issues. The university is divided into five academic units: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Health and Human Services; the Watson College of Education; the Cameron School of Business; and the UNCW Graduate School. Through these institutions, the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers nearly 60 undergraduate majors and 34 graduate programs. 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is regularly recognized as one of the top universities in the South. The Princeton Review recognized UNCW among the Best in the Southeast. With a 18:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of about 25 students, you can guarantee a hands-on, student-focused, undergraduate academic experience. 

With its neo-Georgian buildings set among attractive landscaping, UNCW enjoys one of the most beautiful campuses in the South. The campus occupies 660 acres in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The city of Wilmington is situated on the east bank of the Cape Fear River, about 15 miles from Carolina Beach and 5 miles from Wrightsville Beach. The campus is home to numerous residential housing communities and to an active student life.

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