University of North Carolina Wilmington

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General Information

Admission Office

601 South College Road

Wilmington, NC 28403-5904

(910) 962-3243

(800) 228-5571

Fax: (910) 962-3038

Contact: Janice Rockwell

Main Address

601 South College Road/Box 5963

Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

(910) 962-3000

Total undergrads: 10,989

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,073

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,625

Graduate enrollment: 1,206


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education of Emotionally Handicapped B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Education of Multiple Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher education and professional development, specific subject areas, other B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health professions and Related Clinical Sciences, other B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Recreational Therapy B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (910) 962-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5963
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 17,499
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,999 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,181
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,246
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,205

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 221
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 32
Education 2651
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 131
Health Professions and Related Programs 264
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 122
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 43
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 112
Social Sciences 161
Visual and Performing Arts 62
Grand total 954373

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of North Carolina Wilmington and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,181
Out-of-state $21,246
Books and supplies $1,126

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,457
Out-of-state $21,286

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,551 72%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,131 53% $6,205
Student loan aid 1,106 52% $7,304

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,057 49% $6,671
Federal student loans 6,333 44% $6,639

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,287 4,850 8,437
Percent admitted 100% 62% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 17% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of North Carolina Wilmington Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 17,499
Undergraduate enrollment 14,785
Graduate enrollment 2,714

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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