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UNC Wilmington - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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UNC Wilmington Description:

UNC Wilmington is a public university located in southeastern North Carolina, just five miles from Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. UNC undergraduates can choose from 52 bachelor's degree programs. Professional fields such as business, communications, education and nursing are the most popular. The university is highly ranked among southern master's universities. UNCW wins high marks for value, and among North Carolina's public universities it is second only to UNC Chapel Hill for its four-year graduation rate. On the athletic front, the UNCW Seahawks compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,733 (12,387 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,199 (in-state); $18,302 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $985 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,338
  • Other Expenses: $2,916
  • Total Cost: $18,438 (in-state); $30,541 (out-of-state)

UNC Wilmington Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 70%
  • UNC Wilmington Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 47%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,619
    • Loans: $5,808

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

UNC Wilmington Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uncw.edu/aboutuncw/

"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. Our powerful academic experience stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship in an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and in our doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership. Substantial research activity, combined with our hallmark teaching excellence and moderate size, advances distinctive student involvement in faculty scholarship. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, affordable access, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts."

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