University of North Carolina at Wilmington

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

About University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. This institution shows a high number of transfers; at least 20% of entering undergraduates are transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate11,591
Student Age% Under 2581%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time85%
 % Part-time15%
Race/Ethnicity% White82.6%
 % Black4.9%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino3.7%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown4.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted58%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled36%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800620 / 800
 SAT Writing520 / 800610 / 800
 SAT Math550 / 800630 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3627 / 36
 ACT English21 / 3626
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math22 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,322
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,421
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid58%
 % Undergraduates with Loans42%
 % Undergraduates with Grants40%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$985
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,608
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,608
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,672
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,672
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,880

Neighborhood Data for the Wilmington Area

Median Age34
Median Household Income$39,764
Total Population105,900
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-948.6%51.4%
 Age 10-1754.2%45.8%
 Age 18-2445.0%55.0%
 Age 25-2953.7%46.3%
 Age 30-3951.5%48.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White73.1%
 % Black21.0%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino5.5%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,608
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,608
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$691
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50021.9%23.1%6.0%
 $500 to $74957.1%49.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.4%18.4%46.0%
 Over $100012.6%9.4%21.3%
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