University of North Carolina Wilmington

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403-5963

(910) 962-3000    

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and artistic achievement, and service. Through the College of Arts and Sciences, the professional schools, and the graduate school, the university seeks to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in a broad range of disciplines and professional fields. Of prime importance is the university’s commitment to undergraduate teaching. The humanities, the arts, the natural and mathematical sciences, and the behavioral and social sciences comprise the core of the undergraduate curriculum. Graduate programs at the master’s level and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership complement the undergraduate curriculum. The university considers scholarly practice, research, and creative activities essential for effective learning. UNCW encourages public access to its educational programs and is committed to diversity, international perspectives, community and regional service, and the integration of technology throughout the university. It strives to create a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, and staff can develop interests, skills, and talents to the fullest extent. UNCW seeks to make optimum use of available resources and to celebrate, study, and protect the rich heritage, the quality of life, and the environment of the coastal region in which it is located.

Public, 4-year or above 


Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2014 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13
In District $6,392 $6,343 $6,199
In State $6,392 $6,343 $6,199
Out of State $20,420 $18,480 $18,302
Books and Supplies $1,030 $985 $985
On Campus      
Room and Board $9,207 $8,624 $8,338
Other Expenses $4,762 $4,604 $2,916
Off Campus      
Room and Board $9,207 $8,624 $8,338
Other Expenses $4,762 $4,604 $2,916
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $4,604 $2,916

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Baseball Colonial Athletic Association
Basketball Colonial Athletic Association
Cross Country/Track Colonial Athletic Association

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
21.0 % $4,033
State/Local Grant
27.0 % $2,923
Institutional Grants
43.0 % $2,461
Loans 54.0 % $6,156
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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