University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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University of North Carolina-Wilmington


  • 16% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$3,695 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,630 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

February 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


The William Madison Randall Library constitutes a vital instructional and research resource of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. With seating provided for approximately 1,000 people, the library holds nearly two million items in various formats of which 800,000 are books, bound journals, and print government documents; 920,000 are microform pieces, and more than 22,000 are multimedia items. In addition, the library provides extensive indexes and full text resources. These resources, including NC LIVE, Lexis-Nexis, Science Direct, JSTOR, and others provide access to indexing and full-text for thousands of journals and books. An online catalogue and circulation system provides easy, efficient access to most of the library’s collections. The library catalogue is accessible on the World Wide Web at http://library.uncw.eduThe library?s specialized collections include the Rare Book Collection; the Southeastern North Carolina Collection, devoted to original materials about or written by residents of the Lower Cape Fear region of North Carolina; Manuscript Collections (diaries, correspondence and other papers); UNCW and Wilmington College Archives; and the Curriculum Materials Center, a specialized facility designed to support the teacher education program of the Watson School of Education. The library is a selective depository for United States government publications and a full depository for North Carolina documents.Through its commitment to outreach Randall Library provides extensive facilities and services to members of the UNCW community. A knowledgeable and helpful staff of 43 full-time employees including 20 librarians and many student assistants provides extensive operating hours, professional reference and instructional services. In addition to these traditional services, the library prides itself on individual instruction and research assistance through its popular Drop-In Clinic program. Continuing to address the concerns of off-campus accessibility Randall Library offers extensive remote access to library services and resources. As a member of OCLC, Randall Library has national interlibrary loan and cataloging capabilities in addition to its cooperative relationships among the sixteen UNC system libraries.Randall Library was originally built in 1969 and is named for William Madison Randall, Wilmington College president from 1958 to 1968. An addition and renovation project in 1986-87 doubled the size of the building. The library also houses the Honors Program Office, a Distance Learning classroom, many faculty and graduate assistant offices, a computer lab for students and a coffee bar.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 984,080 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,668 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,102,233 microforms.
  • 102,062 Audio/Visual items.
  • 21,159 e-books.

Museums & Art

Upperman African American Cultural Arts Center, N.C. Teachers Legacy Hall, Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve, Center for Marine Science at Myrtle Grove, Almkuist-Nixon Sports Medicine Building, Museum of World Cultures, Claude Howell Gallery, UNCW Library Archives and Special Collections



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,149 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 35 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 92 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,050 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,606 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,690 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service


reading, math, writing


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 73% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 1% of housing units are Triples.
  • 17% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 28 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 61% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: UNCW Presents Arts in Action Performance Series and Leadership Lecture Series, Annual Jazz Festival, Evening of Brass, UNCWoop (opera outreach project), Cape Fear Jazz Appreciation Society Jazz Scholarship Concert, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra concerts, Piano and Jazz Summer Workshops, UNCW Writers Week, Association for Campus Entertainment programs, Sherman Lecture Series, Buckner Lecture Series, Intercultural Week, Razor Walker Awards, Movie Makers and Scholars Series, Cinema Nouveau, One Book One Community.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 167 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society in Sociology; Alpha Sigma Lambda Non-traditional Student Honor Society; Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society in Criminal Justice; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc. Phi Alpha National Honor Society in Social Work; Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Pi Mu Epsilon; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; Rho Phi Lambda National Honor Society; Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society; Sigma Tau Delta; Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing; Upsilon Pi Epsilon National Honor Society in Computer Science; Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Recognize, foster, and reward scholastic achievement in Communication Studies and provide students an opportunity to contribute to the larger university and Wilmington community through service projects. Omicron Delta Epsilon: Recognizes scholastic attainment in economics; Phi Alpha Theta: History honor Society; Psi Chi Honor Society: National psychology honor society that encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in scholarship, and advances the science of psychology. Sigma Tau Delta (English): Promotes all aspects of English Literature, creative writing and language. Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing) Honor Society for the Computing Sciences; Alpha Psi Omega: National theatre honor society, serves the university theatre in theatrical productions. Beta Alpha Psi: An accounting honor fraternity established to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. Beta Beta Beta (Biology Club): Exists to promote and facilitate the academic study of biology and other related fields. Also gives back to the community via biology-related services. Honors Scholar Association: To provide all UNCW Honors Scholars with a variety of service, social, cultural, scholarly, and leadership opportunities. Order of Omega: The Greek system’s honorary organization that recognizes those fraternity men and women who have attained a scholastic grade point average above all the Greek averages and have exhibited a high standard of leadership within the Greek system, the university, and community. Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work): Committed to recognizing exemplary scholastic achievement for students enrolled in the social work program. Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity: Helps to foster leadership, fellowship, and scholarship on campus.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union: To provide a ministry to UNCW in a way that enables growth in the areas of Bible Study, fellowship, discipleship, prayer and reaching out to others through missions and community service projects. For more information contact: uncwbaptiststudentunion@yahoo. com; Campus Christian Fellowship: Through fellowship, worship, and Bible study we hope to share the gospel, further Christians in their knowledge, and let God work in our lives. For more information email: uncwccf_gt@hotmail. com; Campus Crusade for Christ: To reach students with the good news of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and then develop both relationships with the Lord and with each other. Catholic Campus Ministry (Catholic Newman Center): To offer weekly Sunday masses, faith formation, social justice opportunities, service projects, retreats, socials, and leadership training for UNCW Catholic Students; Episcopal Campus Ministry: Purpose is to explore faith and deepen spiritual lives in the tradition of the Episcopal Church; Fellowship of Christian Athletes: To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. FOCUS: A student group of United Christian Campus Ministry supported by the United Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and A. M. E. -Zion churches. For more information contact UCCM Campus Minister, Rev. Nancy Cooper at uccmwil@yahoo. com; Gospel Choir: ministering to UNCW and the Wilmington community through song; Jewish Student Organization: Promotes Jewish religious, cultural, social, and educational activities for the UNCW community. Latter-day Saint Student Association: Exists to strengthen UNCW students by inviting them to come to Christ through religious education, friendships, spiritual development, and social & service activities within its membership. Lutheran Student Movement: Exists to support and strengthen the development of the faith and life of a believer by providing studies, opportunities for discussion and action, and the promotion of Lutheran unity. Pneuma: Connecting people to God so they walk with God and fulfill their purpose. Providing Christian Fellowship to anyone interested. Straightway Broadcasting: Hosts and produces positive and faith based entertainment on campus including music concerts, movies, speakers, and a music video show called “Straightway”. Unity on Campus: Purpose is to teach positive and practical spiritual principals as taught by Unity School of Christianity and the Association of Unity Churches. Gatherings focus on meditation, group discussion, and community building. Young Life: Christian outreach organization for college students to all the New Hanover County High School kids.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union: Creates unity and strength among students of African American descent. It provides a positive influence on a predominately white campus and serves as an outlet for black students to spotlight their talents and announce events designated for the black and minority population. Brazilian Club: To provide educational activities and exposure of Brazilian culture to the students of the university and people from the community. Chinese Student and Scholar Association at UNCW: Exists to help Chinese students and scholars in daily life and study and to support and help create social opportunities for its members. French Club: Prepares members to be more active participants in the Francophone world. Gospel Choir Voices of Praise: Ministers to UNCW and the Wilmington community through song; International Student Organization: Promotes UNCW Study Abroad program and sets a support group for International students, helping them become familiar with American culture and university life. Jewish Student Organization: Promotes Jewish religious, cultural, social, and educational activities for the UNCW community. Mi Gente @UNCW: Formerly the Organization of Latin American Students this is a newly active group. Mi Gente @ UNCW exists to educate and promote the UNCW campus about the Hispanic community in an effort to promote diversity. Native American Student Organization (NASO): Promotes cultural awareness of Native Americans on campus and educates students about native history and traditions. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Protects and promotes the welfare of minority students at UNCW.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Graduate English Assoc; Graduate Student Assoc; Anthropology Club; Association for Computing Machinery; Beta Beta Beta (Biology Club); Biology Graduate Student Association; Chapter One (English Club); Communication Studies Society of UNCW; Flicker Film Society; Forensic Science Club; Geography Club; Geology Club; International Affairs Association; Mathematics and Statistics Club; Model United Nations Association (MUNA; Political Science Club; Pre-Veterinary Medical Association; Psi Omega Psychology and Service Organization; Recreation Majors; Social Work Student Organization; Society of Operations and Information Systems (SOIM); Spanish Club; Interfraternity Council; National Pan-hellenic Council; Panhellenic Council; Residence Hall Association (RHA); Sports Club Council; Student Government Association (SGA); Flicker Film Society; The Seahawk; Straightway Broadcasting; Student Body TV; Gospel Choir; Lumina Dance; Pep Band (UNCW); Starving Theatrical Artists with Great Expectations (STAGE); Straightway Broadcasting; Art Club; Amnesty International; College Democrats; College Republicans; Environmental Concerns Organization (ECO); North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL); VOX – Voices for Planned Parenthood; UNCW Advertising Chapter; Association of Nursing Students; Human Resources Association; National Association for Business Economics (NABE); North Carolina World Trade Association (NCWTA); Pi Sigma Epsilon; Pre-Dental Club; Pre-Health Professions Club; Public Relations Student Network; Student Chapter of the NC Association of Educators (SNCAE); Circle K; Global Serve; Habitat for Humanity; Psi Omega Psychology and Service Organization; Social Work Club; Student Council for Exceptional Children; Surfrider; Association for Computing Machinery; Ducks Unlimited; Gerontology Generations; Lumina Dance; Non Traditional Student Organization; PRIDE (People Recognizing Individual Difference Exist); UNCW PLUS (Pro-Life University Students); Skydiving Club; Student Ambassadors; Walt Disney World College Association Alumni Program; Sport Club Council;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) SEAHAWK Newspaper (weekly during academic year, once during summer session)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Wilmington, NC (5), Myrtle Beach, SC (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Fayettteville, NC (92)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Wilmington, NC (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 44% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 12 fraternities
  • 1 fraternity houses
  • 7% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 8% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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