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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

About UNC Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public, state institution in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. UNC Wilmington was founded in 1947. The college currently enrolls around 18,030 students per year, including 14,488 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of North Carolina Wilmington

It is moderately difficult to get into UNC Wilmington. In 2022, UNC Wilmington accepted 68% of applicants. In 2022, 15,792 students applied to UNC Wilmington and 10,736 were admitted.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 75%
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 75%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7.6%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is locatedin 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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UNC Wilmington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1320


Math SAT Range

600 - 660


Reading SAT Range

610 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1220 to 1320


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UNC Wilmington students is 1277. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Wilmington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1320 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.

UNC Wilmington Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UNC Wilmington is like? There are approximately 18,030 students enrolled at UNC Wilmington, including 14,488 undergraduate students and 3,542 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from NC and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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