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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%

About UNC Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public, state university in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. UNC Wilmington was founded in 1947. The college enrolls around 17,843 students per year, including 14,366 undergrad students.

UNC Wilmington Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into UNC Wilmington. The acceptance rate at UNC Wilmington is 69%. In 2022, 16,860 students applied to UNC Wilmington and 11,605 were admitted.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 75%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 75%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is located in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina,.

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College Info

601 South College Road Wilmington, NC 28403

Campus Setting: Urban

UNC Wilmington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Wilmington is Feb 1.

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UNC Wilmington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1370


Math SAT Range

600 - 680


Reading SAT Range

620 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1370 and Above


1220 to 1370


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UNC Wilmington students is 1277. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Wilmington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNC Wilmington.

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Wondering what life at UNC Wilmington is like? There are approximately 17,843 students enrolled at UNC Wilmington, including 14,366 undergraduate students and 3,477 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from NC and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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