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The University of North Carolina Wilmington, or UNCW, is a public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was established in the year 1947. The University offers over 70 undergraduate degree programs and over 25 master degree programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Cameron School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • School of Nursing
  • Watson School of Education
UNCW's athletics department has both men and women sports teams that participate in a variety of sports. The teams are nicknamed the Seahawks. They are a member of the NCAA's Division I and take part in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Profile of University of North Carolina Wilmington

The main campus of UNC Wilmington is in Wilmington, NC (a small city). The school is a public school. UNC Wilmington offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to science and conservation and resource management.

UNC Wilmington Selectivity

UNC Wilmington does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 520 to 610. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 540 or more.


UNC Wilmington offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, UNC Wilmington had 12, 180 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. UNC Wilmington makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at UNC Wilmington belong to the Colonial Athletic Association for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and artistic achievement, and service. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the professional schools, and the graduate school, the university seeks to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. of prime importance is the universitys commitment to undergraduate teaching. The humanities, the arts, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences comprise the core of the undergraduate curriculum. Graduate programs at the masters level and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership complement the undergraduate curriculum. The university considers scholarly practice, research, and creative activities essential for effective learning. UNCW encourages public access to its educational programs and is committed to diversity, international perspectives, community and regional service, and the integration of technology throughout the university. It strives to create a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, and staff can develop interests, skills, and talents to the fullest extent. UNCW seeks to make optimum use of available resources and to celebrate, study, and protect the rich heritage, the quality of life, and the environment of the coastal region in which it is located. "

UNC Wilmington Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management687business management, marketing, accounting, finance, managerial economics, MIS
Liberal Arts522speech and rhetoric, English, history, creative writing, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, Spanish language, . . .
Education and Teaching356elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, educational administration, reading teaching, physical education teaching, teacher education, math teaching, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Science235biology, marine biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics
Therapy and Counselling187psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy111health and physical education, parks and recreation management, recreational therapy, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement98criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work77social work, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Photography and Commercial Art68cinematography
Conservation and Resource Management60environmental science, environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering33computer science, computer and info science
Fine Arts31fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy25philosophy and religious studies
Mathematics23mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Medicine10health professions, gerontology
Music6music, music performance
Media0communication studies

Contact: UNC Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington

601 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

General Phone: (910) 962-3000


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