University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our strategic plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.
  • The University of North Carolina Wilmington has the 10th most affordable accredited Master of Social Work program among universities in the East.
  • UNCW has been ranked as one of the 2016 Top Military-Friendly Online Colleges by SR Education Group.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

At the institution’s first commencement ceremony in 1949, legendary Wilmington College President John T. Hoggard reflected on the efforts by local citizens to establish a place of higher learning in Wilmington, recognizing their commitment to a project designed to enhance the quality of life in the region by offering “ambitious young men and women” the advantage of an excellent education.

Education

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service.  Our commitment to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship is expressed in our baccalaureate and masters’ programs, as well as doctoral programs in areas of expertise that serve state needs.  Our culture reflects our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation.

Research

The Office for Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) partners with the research and academic community to provide timely technical expertise in finding funding, preparing and submitting proposals, obtaining and negotiating awards, stewarding sponsored funding, and offering compliance solutions in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Services

Housing services

Providing the necessary accommodations to ensure complete access to, and full participation in, the educational process does not require the instructor to compromise academic standards when evaluating academic performance.

Accommodations are made based on the documentation supplied by the student.

To obtain accommodations the student should contact the Disability Resource Center and present their documentation to the Director for review and verification. When the documentation is verified and approved, the student will be supported in his/her request for academic accommodations.

Library services

William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University by providing information resources and learner-centered services and by cultivating a rich physical and virtual environment dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and an information-literate community.

ICT services

Randall Library and TAC provide a variety of resources to support your technology needs!

  • Over 115 computers, including Macs, in the first floor Learning Commons
  • Laptops (Dell and Apple) available to checkout at the TAC for in-library use
  • Designated Graduate Student space on the second floor with additional computers
  • Specialized computers, software and technology assistance provided by the TAC

Student Life

Campus life

At the heart of campus, the Campus Life facilities serve as the crossroads of the UNCW community, providing a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors to connect with each other as they share meals, rest and study, enjoy programs, and celebrate during events.

Sports facilities

The UNCW Sport Club Program is made up of UNCW Student Organizations and is administered by the Department of Campus Recreation. The Department of Campus Recreation provides professional support to the clubs and the Competitive Sports Staff serve as advisors to the Sport Club Council, clubs, and members. 

Student clubs

The UNCW Alumni Association is the lead supporter in the university's strategic vision. Our purpose is to connect and involve alumni, students and friends in the promotion and advancement of the university.

Accreditation

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UNC Wilmington. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This has been the best experience of my life! I couldn't have chosen a better fit for me. UNCW has the greatest students, faculty, and alumni. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed the program.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a great time. The professors were encouraging and it went well.

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