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University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), sometimes referred to as UNC Wilmington, is a public, co-educational university located in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. UNCW enrolls over 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students each year as part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System.

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Location

Address
601 S College Rd
City
Wilmington
State
NC
Zip/Post Code
28403

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
12964
Total Graduate enrollment
1606
In State Tuition Fees
4188
Out State Tuition Fees
18054
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1758
Grade Point Average(GPA)
4.1
Male Female Ratio
39:61
Acceptance Rate
58%
Student Faculty Ratio
17:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Application Deadline
February 1
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Sammy the Seahawk
Colors
Teal, Navy And Gold
Conference
Colonial Athletic

College History

History
UNCW opened its doors on September 4, 1947 as Wilmington College. At the time the school operated as a junior college, offering freshman-level courses to 238 students during the first school year, of which 75% were veterans returning from military service following World War II. Under the control of the New Hanover County Board of Education, Wilmington College earned accreditation from the North Carolina College Conference in 1948 and became a member of the American Association of Junior Colleges. Further accreditation came in 1952 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
 
In 1958, Wilmington College was placed under the Community College Act of North Carolina, passing control from the New Hanover County Board of Education to a board of trustees as a state-supported college under the supervision of the North Carolina Board of Higher Education.
 
Wilmington College became a senior college on July 1, 1963, when the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation allowing the school to offer a four-year curriculum and award bachelor's degrees. Six years later, July 1, 1969, the name of the school was changed to The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, making UNCW the fifth campus of the University of North Carolina system. On August 22, 1977, UNCW was authorized to offer its first graduate programs at the master's level. Currently, UNCW has over 14,570 students enrolled and nearly 500 full-time faculty members. The school offers fifty-two bachelor's degrees, thirty-six master's degrees and doctoral degrees in marine biology and educational leadership and administration.

College Specialty

Specialty
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service.  Our powerful academic experience stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship in an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and in our doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership.  Substantial research activity, combined with our hallmark teaching excellence and moderate size, advances distinctive student involvement in faculty scholarship.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion, affordable access, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts. 

Alumni

Alumni
Presidents
 
Thomas Tristram Hamilton, Jr. (1947–1951)
John T. Hoggard (1951–1958)
William M. Randall (1958–1968)
William H. Wagoner (1968–1969)
Chancellors
 
William H. Wagoner (1969–1990)
James R. Leutze (1990–2003)
Rosemary DePaolo (2003–2011)
Gary L. Miller (2011–2014)
Jose “Zito” Sartarelli (2015-present)
Athletic Directors
 
William J. Brooks (1951–1991)
Paul Miller (1991–1999)
Peg Bradley-Doppes (1999–2004)
Mike Capaccio (2004–2007)
Kelly Mehrtens (2007–2010)
Jimmy Bass (2010–present)

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 661 acres 

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