More than a third of applicants to the University of North Carolina Wilmington will not get in. Successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of admitted students had high school grades in the "A" or "B" range, combined SAT scores of 1600 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. An "A" average and SAT score over 1800 makes it highly likely that you will get in.
Note that there are a number of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for UNC Wilmington did not win admission. On the flip side, note that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because UNC Wilmington's admissions process is based on more than numerical data. UNCW uses the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The university will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, the admissions folks will be looking for a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and strong letters of recommendation. UNCW does not offer one-on-one interviews with prospective students.
To learn more about the University of North Carolina Wilmington, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- UNC Wilmington Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?