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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 4-Year Public
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UNC Wilmington Student Life

UNC Wilmington is on a 661-acre campus in an urban setting in Wilmington, North Carolina. UNC Wilmington has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UNC Wilmington has fraternities and sororities.

UNC Wilmington has a thriving Residence Hall Association. In fact, more students participate in Residence Hall Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UNC Wilmington include Plastic Ocean Project, Stand Up Paddleboard Club, Beach Club and Association of Self Care.

UNC Wilmington students' favorite campus traditions are Beach Blast, Involvement Carnival and Convocation.

UNC Wilmington Housing

First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most UNC Wilmington students live off campus. In 2022, 27% of undergrads at UNC Wilmington lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UNC Wilmington. There are 5,562 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,488 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 4,001 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UNC Wilmington offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

UNC Wilmington Athletics

At UNC Wilmington there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UNC Wilmington:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is UNC Wilmington Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UNC Wilmington campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to UNC Wilmington

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UNC Wilmington, take Interstate 40 to Wilmington, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Wilmington International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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UNC Wilmington Students

63%

Women

37%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

78%

8%

5%

4%

2%

2%

1%

0.40%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

14,488

Graduate Students

3,542

Non-Resident / International Students

180

UNC Wilmington Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

18,030

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,238

Out-of-State

$21,303

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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