University of North Carolina Wilmington Rankings

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In the World#939 of 14178
In North America#305 of 2629
In the United States#275 of 2528
In North Carolina#9 of 66
In Wilmington#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
14,785
Graduates
2,714
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uncw.edu

University of North Carolina Wilmington Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate65%62%67%
Applicants13,2874,8508,437
Admissions8,6973,0305,667
Freshmen enrolled full time2,3308371,493
Freshmen enrolled part time1248

4,960 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,540 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,085 or 46%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1170
or below

75% of them
had 1320
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of North Carolina Wilmington are 1170-1320 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,464 or 63%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of North Carolina Wilmington are 22-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White13579 (78%)
Hispanic1228 (7%)
Black or African American857 (5%)
Two or more races657 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown392 (2%)
Asian349 (2%)
Nonresident Alien335 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native30 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander25 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,205
Students receiving aid
72%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$4,443$4,719
Tuition in-state$4,443$4,719
Tuition out-of-state$18,508$18,548
Fee in-district$2,738$2,738
Fee in-state$2,738$2,738
Fee out-of-state$2,738$2,738

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,752
Combined charge for room and board$10,897
Room charge$6,790
Meal charge$4,107

University of North Carolina Wilmington Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General75270
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse789
Psychology, General23319
Speech Communication and Rhetoric192
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1705
Elementary Education and Teaching151
Social Work7969
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing123
Kinesiology and Exercise Science100
Cinematography and Film & Video Production100
Criminology93
Public Health Education and Promotion92
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography8332
Environmental Science87
Chemistry, General5127
English Language and Literature, General708
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth75
Computer Science68
Creative Writing4916
Education, General63
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy61
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other4119
History, General4119
Political Science and Government, General54
Accounting54
International & Global Studies51
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General50
Mathematics, General3712
Information Technology42
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1617
Sociology248
Spanish Language and Literature265
Geology & Earth Science, General1812
Anthropology28
Fine & Studio Arts, General26
Environmental Studies1016
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution23
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other21
Public Administration18
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration17
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching16
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General16
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical105
Statistics, General12
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General12
Physics, General11
Economics, General10
Geography9
Nursing Practice9
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities8
French Language and Literature8
Computer and Information Sciences, General8
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies7
Curriculum and Instruction7
Athletic Training & Trainer6
Music, General5
Educational & Instructional Technology5
Music Performance, General4
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching4
German Language and Literature4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Special Education and Teaching, General4
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management4
Gerontology2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Grand Total3,83373528
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate72%68%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,794
Citations
197,380

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,303
Biology
1,195
Medicine
514
Computer science
500
Chemistry
438
Sociology
368
Environmental science
328
Geology
273
Business
251
Geography
240
Mathematics
219
Political science
210
Economics
184
Engineering
116
History
111
Physics
104
Art
82
Philosophy
45
Materials science
31

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business40917,617
Environmental science42617,965
Psychology53442,920
Geology6307,286
Geography6324,433
Sociology6784,715
History726244
Economics8585,169
Biology88645,082
Political science9171,225
Computer science109010,391
Art109967
Philosophy114979
Medicine135810,727
Chemistry147213,400
Mathematics16213,006
Engineering17211,628
Physics18091,494
Materials science3783259

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199045280
199154276
199242349
199361382
199467562
199574556
199671738
199781922
1998891148
1999891142
2000811701
2001901751
20021332268
20031192553
20041543129
20051773769
20061944679
20071995612
20082676803
20092788420
20102828685
201129110649
201231411537
201332213097
201434613838
201536214369
201636513922
201734713323
201836712085
201942413616
202044715277

General info

Alternative namesUNC W
UNC-W
UNC Wilmington
Univ of NC-Wilmington
University of NC at Wilmington
UNCW
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Founded1947
WikipediaUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington
MottoDiscere Aude
Dare to Learn
Colorsteal, navy, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff2,183
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-5963
United States
City population118,000
Phone9109623000
Fax+1 (910) 962 4050

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