University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 15,740
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,147 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

72%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of North Carolina Wilmington is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 10,443 applications and 7,493 students were granted admission. University of North Carolina Wilmington is at the #70 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 74% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 34% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1130 to 1260
ACT22 to 26

Application Fee

$75
Undergrad students
$60
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of North Carolina Wilmington charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,325 and in-state students paid $4,356.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$16,218
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$4,356
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$18,325
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 71% of University of North Carolina Wilmington's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,383 (which is 1.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2016-2017, was 1,026, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,558 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)

$4,383
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,558
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
71%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of North Carolina Wilmington has enrolled a total of 15,740 students (12,786 students full-time and 2,954 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 15,740 students, 1,987 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 13,914 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,826 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,051 students for distance studies.

15,740
Total Enrollment
1,987
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Hispanic: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Asian: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 22% 982 0
Education 20% 866 151
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 10% 456
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 7% 294
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 182
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 98 0
Social Sciences 2% 90
Physical Sciences 1% 60 0
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 42
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 41

Graduation & Dropout Rates

72%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of North Carolina Wilmington full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

1%
Still enrolled
11%
Dropout rate
15%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$32,700
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of North Carolina Wilmington graduates 6 years after enrollment is $32,700. Last year, out of the total 3,132 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,913 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,169 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,852 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $32,700 $39,600
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 3,132 3,169

Campus Location

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