University of North Carolina Wilmington: Statistics

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#1038 of 14,131 In the World
#313 of 2,597 In North America
#282 of 2,496 In the United States
#9 of 65 In North Carolina
#1 of 2 In Wilmington
#138 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
Top50% For 43 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
68%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
14,650
Graduates
3,265
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uncw.edu

University of North Carolina Wilmington Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 68% 66% 69%
Applicants 13,633 4,883 8,750
Admissions 9,266 3,201 6,065
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,019 740 1,279
Freshmen enrolled part time 6 1 5

10,763 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

6,269 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
825 or 41%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1160
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina Wilmington are 1160-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,241 or 61%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina Wilmington are 23-27 (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

White 13808 (77%)
Hispanic 1303 (7%)
Black or African American 991 (6%)
Two or more races 682 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 416 (2%)
Asian 337 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 265 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 35 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 15 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,579
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 capacity 4,788
Combined charge for room and board $11,346
Room charge $6,926
Meal charge $4,420

University of North Carolina Wilmington Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 751 106
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 726
Psychology, General 215 19
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 232
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 191 4
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 160
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 156
Social Work 76 78
Elementary Education and Teaching 133
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 84 17 2
Criminology 94
Computer Science 84
Environmental Science 84
Public Health Education and Promotion 83
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 82
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 81
Political Science and Government, General 71
Education, General 65
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 46 18
English Language and Literature, General 55 8
Chemistry, General 42 18
Accounting 59
Creative Writing 43 15
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General 54
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 51
Therapeutic Recreation & Recreational Therapy 49
History, General 38 5
International & Globalization Studies 41
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 15 22
Information Technology 36
Geology & Earth Science, General 18 17
Spanish Language and Literature 25 9
Mathematics, General 25 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 31
Environmental Studies 17 14
Fine & Studio Arts, General 31
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration 24
Sociology, General 13 9
Anthropology, General 20
Public Administration 19
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 15
Music, General 14
Nursing Practice 14
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 14
Economics, General 13
Physics, General 13
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 9 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 12
Curriculum and Instruction 11
Educational & Instructional Technology 11
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 10
Statistics, General 10
Athletic Training & Trainer 8
Computer Graphics 7
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 7
Geography 7
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 7
Music Performance, General 7
Public Health, General 7
French Language and Literature 6
Gerontology 6
Investments and Securities 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
German Language and Literature 2
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 2
Grand Total 3,826 883 38
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 69% 76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,115
Citations
187,512

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,510 / 30,128
Environmental Science
1,458 / 59,585
Medicine
1,135 / 24,897
Psychology
1,127 / 51,061
Biology
1,036 / 38,083
Computer Science
696 / 24,430
Business
627 / 23,164
Ecology
578 / 32,631
Chemistry
456 / 18,309
Mathematics
388 / 12,064
Art & Design
355 / 8,905
Sociology
340 / 5,024
Demography
315 / 8,903
Social Psychology
308 / 21,707
Oceanography
277 / 11,723
Economics
273 / 6,381
Engineering
256 / 6,568
Geology
256 / 6,452
Health Science
230 / 4,649
Geography and Cartography
225 / 4,935
Physics
217 / 5,533
Education Majors
214 / 4,672
Child Psychology
208 / 9,456
Political Science
203 / 1,754
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
200 / 8,471
Math Teachers
197 / 7,434
Clinical Psychology
180 / 3,748
Zoology
169 / 5,782
Public Health
147 / 3,536
Communications and Public Relations
145 / 4,261
Botany
142 / 5,336
Environmental Chemistry
138 / 6,056
Nursing
129 / 1,854
Environmental Management
126 / 4,333
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
123 / 3,487
Multimedia
121 / 2,267
Biochemistry
117 / 5,067
Hydrology and Water resources management
110 / 6,157
Psychiatry
108 / 3,416
Marketing
104 / 6,669

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 56 285
1992 42 354
1993 63 379
1994 67 570
1995 75 566
1996 74 750
1997 80 952
1998 95 1199
1999 98 1201
2000 88 1795
2001 104 1842
2002 140 2415
2003 127 2728
2004 161 3284
2005 184 3988
2006 200 4952
2007 210 5882
2008 277 7182
2009 288 8958
2010 292 9283
2011 300 11174
2012 320 12009
2013 333 13757
2014 363 14452
2015 380 15158
2016 376 14830
2017 368 14416
2018 380 14102
2019 415 15502
2020 511 18288
2021 495 20670

University of North Carolina Wilmington alumni

  1. Skeet Ulrich

    Skeet Ulrich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producervoice actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Skeet Ulrich is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in popular 1990s films, including Billy Loomis in Scream (1996) and Scream (2022), Chris Hooker in The Craft (1996) and Vincent Lopiano in As Good as It Gets (1997). Since 2017, he has starred as Forsythe Pendleton "F.P." Jones II on The CW's Riverdale. His other television roles include Johnston Jacob "Jake" Green Jr. in the television series Jericho, and LAPD Detective Rex Winters, a Marine veteran from the Law & Order franchise.

  2. John Calipari

    John Calipari
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Studied in 1978-1980
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    John Vincent Calipari is an American basketball coach. Since 2009, he has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men's team, with whom he won the NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times (in 1996, 2008 and 2015), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.

  3. Anna Kooiman

    Anna Kooiman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    reporter
    Biography

    Anna Brooks Kooiman is an American news anchor and television panelist, currently working for Australia's Network Ten. From 2011 to 2016, she served as anchor and reporter for Fox News based in New York City. Kooiman's last position with Fox News was as co-host on the weekend edition of Fox & Friends. Since then, she has been with News Corp's Australian division as a substitute anchor and panelist on various news programs for Network Ten.

  4. Devontae Cacok

    Devontae Cacok
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Devontae Calvin Cacok is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, where in the 2017–18 season he led the nation in rebounding.

General info

Alternative names UNC 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
Founded 1947
Motto Discere Aude
Dare to Learn
Colors teal, navy, gold
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 2,249
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 601 South College Road
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403-5963
United States
City population 118,000
Phone 9109623000
Fax +1 (910) 962 4050

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