University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate
13,117
Students Applied
82%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2934
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 January 20, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 April 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019
Other
Summer Transfer Deadline
March 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$80
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
52
64%
Submitting ACT
44%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1250
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
580
75th
650
Reading
25th
600
75th
660
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
85%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
25
Top 25%
62
Top 50%
93
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
221
$30k - $48k
140
$48k - $75k
181
$75k - $110k
217
$110k+
246

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@uncw.edu
Admissions Telephone: 910-962-3243
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
If you don't like party people, don't stay in Galloway. It's six floors of constant party.
April from Kernersville, NC
I would say get involved early. It's a wonderful experience to feel connected with my school community by being a part of clubs. Take advantage of all the opportunity at UNCW, but at the same time academics are crucial. That is above and beyond the most important part of going to college. Start early with you studying; halfway through the semester is not the time to decide that you want to start studying.
Kim from Cary, NC
Don't be intimidated to join clubs, organizations, Greek life, religious organizations and other groups. These are the BEST ways to meet friends that have common interests. I am involved in the equestrian team, Greek life, and two religious organizations and these people are some of my best friends.
Katlin from Greensboro, NC
Be involved from Day 1, do not sit back and hope to make friends - make it happen. Homesickness is a common problem among freshmen and I even experienced it myself. I got involved with every club that I could fit into my schedule and became so busy with organizations and meeting others that soon it became very clear that I am a True Teal Sea Hawk (Our Mascot and school color by the way) and I am determined to graduate with High Honors.
Ashley from Dallas, NC
When you come to Wilmington do not hesitate to get involved with something somewhere. Whether you become involved with academic clubs, athletics, or Greek life, get involved and get the most out of your college experience. Also, upon arrival to UNCW make sure that you use your time wisely and master time management as you will have a great deal of free time and freedom that you did not receive from high school.
Charles from Concord, NC
Talk to everyone at orientation and keep in touch with them until the school year starts because they could be your friends for a while. It sounds overrated, but get involved. Hang out on campus a lot and figure out where your classes are before the first day.
Joy from Mebane, NC
Get involved early, there are involvement fairs at the beginning of each semester but you can always join clubs, groups and organizations at anytime. It is a great way to meet people and make new friends. Other than that just be prepared to have a life changing experience.
Ryan from Winnabow, NC
Don't slack off at the end of your senior year because doing homework and going to class does nothing but get harder when college hits. I would also recommend applying early if you can. Make sure your recommendation letters are from the right teachers. Here's my biggest tip: Don't turn down UNCW for another school based on prestige. Truly we are without a football team and lack tailgating but it surely makes us unique. It's a beautiful school with amazing professors- and it also takes many more AP credits than similar schools.
LD
-get ready for some flooding on campus... pack rain boots!!
-randall library can get really crowded during finals week so find a secret study spot somewhere else on campus!
-sign up your team early for the Oozeball tournament (mud volleyball)
-Dub's Cafe has really good ice cream
-get a bike, it really makes your trip to class a lot faster!
-be outside as much as possible!
-GET INVOLVED :)
Sara from Cherry Hill, NJ
Get ready for the heat. Definitely don't expect to skip classes and be able to get by...it wont work. Don't assume UNCW is just a party school and you wont have to work hard because you'll end of failing out within a semester. Finally, bring your swimsuit because the beach is where its at.
uncdubstudent