Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington


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Recent Reviews

Lauren
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I would describe UNCW as an academically challenging school, with great people, academics, and professors, as well as a welco...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I would describe UNCW as an academically challenging school, with great people, academics, and professors, as well as a welcoming place with many opportunities for students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to my high school self I would tell her not to be so hard on herself. The one major thing I have learned in college is that it's important to be yourself and not stress about the small things. In high school I worried so much about what other people thought of me and the type of person I wanted to portray myself as. I've realized now how silly this and I would tell myself that what other people think of you should be the least of your worries and the only person you need to be is yourself. I would tell myself to stop worrying so much and to stay optimistic. Even though things may seem hard at the time, in the end everything works out the way it's supposed to. You can put a positive spin on everything, you just have to look for the silver lining. The last thing I would tell myself is to have more fun. To enjoy my life, wherever it takes me, and to be grateful for all of the wonderful people,things, and opportunites that I have.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think that any type of person could attend UNCW as there is a place for everyone here. I've met countless types of people that go to this school. Everyone is very welcoming, no matter what race, gender, or type of person you are. There is no doubt that anyone wouldn't be able to find their own place at UNCW.

Alura
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What is unique about my school compared to other schools I considered is that there is an evenly distributed amout of time ta...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What is unique about my school compared to other schools I considered is that there is an evenly distributed amout of time taken for studying and a social life. The campus gives me a relaxing feeling where I'm able to study in a peaceful environment, especially in the library and around different parts of campus. There is also the sense of community because there are several activities where the students can get involved, and the students seemed to want to help one another in social and studious situations. There wasn't a sense of competition in the air.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

High school senior self, I need you to take the time to visit your advisor and talk to them about how the transition between high school and college works. Without their help, you will get lost and push deadlines back or miss out on golden opportunities. Learn how to navigate the internet for scholarships and work diligently on applying for said scholarships in a timely fashion. Talk to businesses in the community to see if they have scholarships or grants available and see how to receive them. Make sure to take every day as a chance to give service and to learn something new. My most important advice is to not procrastinate. It is the worst self-handicap you can do to yourself. I've learned that through the years it is better to complete assignments or tasks ahead of time so that if you make a mistake, you can fix it easily and not rush in the last few hours.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

My school has a community vibe to it. We all seem to get along, no matter how different we are from one another. The feeling of unity when it comes to the pride of our school is such a pleasant experience that I reccommend everyone to come here. I've seen people fall off their bikes or skateboards and suddenly several people are crowded around those individuals, checking to see if they are alright. That is an anomaly from the present day college society and I'm proud to see it at my school.

Laurel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is known for the beach and the people that the beach invites. We are also known fo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

University of North Carolina at Wilmington is known for the beach and the people that the beach invites. We are also known for our marine biology program and that why it attracts so many international and far away students.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The enviromental aspect of our school is a different feeling since we are so close to the beach. Everyone has the beach attitude and is always laid back and ready to relax on the beach. Since everyone is involved with the beach, it is really easy to meet new people and find something in common because the beach is the perfect place for everyone to come together and have a good time. Also, the diversity is all around because people come from all over the place to a school at the beach.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Hey you, the stressed out girl with the make up and expensive clothes, yeah you. Stop worrying about what everyone thinks about you so much! Right now, high school seems like the most important thing in the world and if one things mess up, your life will fall apart. Now that I have been through college, I have realized that high school is a tiny stepping-stone in your life. High school should be about the stereotypical high school things. So, go to the junior dance, go to that Friday night football game. These four years should be about figuring out who you want to be in life but with no stress! Your parents are here to help you and everything you are struggling with right now will fade away soon and will be nothing but a funny memory in the future. Also, work harder on your schoolwork and work harder on yourself. What you do now may not affect you greatly in a few years, but you will have things you wish you would have done so do not let that happen. Take every opportunity and give it one hundred percent! Everything will work itself out, do not worry.

Tyler
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Study hard but dont worry so about grades. Be more responsible with my school work.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Study hard but dont worry so about grades. Be more responsible with my school work.

What's unique about your campus?

The size of the campus. Classes are a short walk or bike ride from dorms.

Meaghan
Describe the students at your school.

From what I have heard and experienced so far, my classmates are very well educated and well-spoken.

Describe the students at your school.

From what I have heard and experienced so far, my classmates are very well educated and well-spoken.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give myself is to just relax; don't borrow tomorrow's troubles. There is no sense in stressing yourself out over things you don't know about. Also, don't worry about making friends, just be yourself; with thousands of people on campus there are going to be people you get along with. Last, put yourself out there and try new things. Get out of your house/dorm and go do something, anything. The more often you are out and about, the more likely it is for you to run into classmates and make friends; there is a time and place for homework and studying, but there is also a time and place to meet new people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't know if there is anyone who should not attend UNCW. They have something for everyone. If I had to choose, I would say anyone not serious about their education, because at UNCW education is taken very seriously.

Ariel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UNCW is known for its marine biology program. Because it is a university at the beach, it has a prime location for research a...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UNCW is known for its marine biology program. Because it is a university at the beach, it has a prime location for research and field work. UNCW is also known for its school of business. The classes at UNCW provide several opportunities to get an education outside of the classroom and gain experience in a certain field of study.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to worry about making friends. In the beginning I was worried but I had no trouble finding a group to have fun with during my freshman year. I would encourage myself to get more involved in academic clubs such as biology club and geology club. Clubs are a great way to meet more people that have the same interests. It is very important to get involved in clubs on campus and volunteer in the community. Also, I would advise myself not to overplan. It is very important to make a schedule, write down all assignments, club dates, work dates, and other important dates, however, over-planning can lead to more stress. We cannot plan for everything and if we try to schedule every second of our college days we are going to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. Plans do not always workout, some plans are spontaneous, and things change so it is important to be flexible. Although it is important to designate time for studying and homework, it is also important to have time for fun. College really isn't all about the schoolwork. It is about having new experiences and making memories too.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about UNCW is that it provides several opportunities for students to learn and have fun outside of the classroom. With all of the clubs, seminars, cultural events, and more, there is so much to do and learn at UNCW while having fun and making the most of your college career. Also, the study abroad opportunities are amazing. There are several countries that students can go to study and get an education somewhere else while being enrolled in this university.

Kali
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Fun at the beach, but still gotta work hard!

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Fun at the beach, but still gotta work hard!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time to talk to my high school self, I would tell myself to be more outgoing and not care what people think. I would tell myself to really make the most out of senior year and not take it for granted. I would tell myself to get more involved, talk to new people outside of my social circle and to not be afraid to try new things. Once high school is over, there's no going back, so you need to appreciate it while it lasts! Learn how to talk to people and be open-minded towards those who have different views than you. You need to do these things while you're still in high school because you will need these skills in college. If you want to make the most of your college life, plan on getting involved! Meet new people, join a few organizations and perfect your study habits. Don't get overwhelmed though - college isn't as scary as your teachers are making it out to be. Just have fun, study hard, and worry less.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Very minimal diversity. There are mostly white people and they are mostly conservative Christians. When you're a liberal and non-religious, it's hard to find people you get along with.

Jahvon
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are for the most part very goal-oriented, and very serious about their futures. Most of the people I have met s...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are for the most part very goal-oriented, and very serious about their futures. Most of the people I have met since attending UNCW have created a life plan, one which they intend to follow to get what they want for themselves. Of course there's always a backup plan in case of any setbacks. I respect my classmates, for the most part, becaus majority of them are really embracing the idea of becoming mature adults and model citizens.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself during senior year in high school, I would definitely tell myself to pick up some good study habits. I would tell myself that college life is not all fun and games. I would emphasize the need to save money. If I could talk to myself during senior year, I would ensure to tell myself to stay away from the drugs for sure, because my future self has seen some horrifying examples of the negative effects of drug abuse. I would tell myself to continue writing in my journal, even during the summer, because that would come in handy throughout the year. I would tell myself to brush up on MLA and APA formatting. I would advise myself to keep an organizer or calendar, because those are very pertinent for knowing when events are, and I would definitely tell myself that unless for something extremely important, please do not skip classes. I would reiterate that violations of the code of conduct are serious, and so are violations of the law. Most of all, I'd say "Don't do anything that I wouldn't do. Or would do in that matter."

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I believe that if a person is looking for a school at which he/she can party or have fun outside of class majority of the time and still maintain excellent grades will probably not do very well here at UNCW. There is a fine line between social life and education here; a person can have fun (it's near the beach, parties are fun, etc.), but it's definitely better to arrive with the desire to exceed in one's education.

Tiara
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself when I was starting as a senior in high school, I would say start filling out college applica...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give myself when I was starting as a senior in high school, I would say start filling out college applications now to meet the deadlines. Start looking into your major more to make sure that's what you really want. Go on college tours to get the feel of how college campus life would be. If you apply for financial aid waviers for like ACT Test and College Applications get as many as you can. Take Act Test over if you feel you can do much better than you did. Go ask your teachers and other staff for college recommandation letters, tha'llt help you get more college acceptance letters. Also do your very best on your school work, and do lots of studying for test. Keep a great GPA because the college will determine if they would like you to attend their schooling programs. The main thing is to stay organized and responsible.

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