Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington


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Recent Reviews

Mallory
Home Away From Home

This university is home to the friendliest people around. The faculty and staff make it seem as though it is their pleasure t...

Home Away From Home

This university is home to the friendliest people around. The faculty and staff make it seem as though it is their pleasure to teach and assist you, rather than your honor to be there. I am so glad to have found my home away from home in UNCW. Go Seahawks!

Mackenzie
UNCW From the Eyes of a Transfer

As someone who just transferred to UNCW from the biggest little city of Reno, Nevada, I must say that I have been pleasantly ...

UNCW From the Eyes of a Transfer

As someone who just transferred to UNCW from the biggest little city of Reno, Nevada, I must say that I have been pleasantly surprised. To begin, the campus is absolutely beautiful; gorgeous red brick buildings and lush greenery abound over six hundred acres, while calming water features add a feeling of zen that ties the campus together. Second, the teachers really seem to care that their students learn and understand the material; all of my teachers have let us know that they are available at our convenience, and that they are there to help us succeed. This came as a refreshing change from my previous university experience with professors who seemed to care very little about whether their students succeeded or not. Lastly, the campus feels very safe; it is equipped with emergency call boxes, campus escort services, as well as campus police. In conclusion; with a safe and beautiful environment, as well as dedicated teachers, UNCW seems like a great place to get an education.

Lauren
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The one thing I wish someone would've told me about my freshman year is that most of the classes you will be taking are just ...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The one thing I wish someone would've told me about my freshman year is that most of the classes you will be taking are just general education classes. I really wish someone would've reiterated this to me, because I easily could've saved thousands of dollars by taking the same classes at my local community college. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed attending a four-year university for my first year of college, but now that it's over I realize I could've saved myself a ton of money. After just one year of taking out loans I'm already stressing about paying them back, and I still have about three years of schooling to go!

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

UNCW is a school by the beach with erratic weather, interesting people, and always something to get into if you are willing t...

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

UNCW is a school by the beach with erratic weather, interesting people, and always something to get into if you are willing to search hard enough.

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

The most important piece of advice for myself as a high school senoir would be to loosen up. College life is not as scary and daunting as you might think. The only thing that can make the transition difficult is your attitude. An attitude that will accept change and moreover gravitate toward change will be needed in the long run. It most certainly will be a long run. With at least four years ahead of you, you better be ready to embrace some major shocks and difficult times, but this is not the time to worry about those things. Take life as it comes. Capture the moment as long as it is with you and when it passes, move on. Grow up. Face challenges head on and use them as opportunities to mature and learn. Never look back with regret. Only look forward with hope. Be safe and have fun.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is the disparity of effort put forth by the professors. Some are very engaged and passionate about their teaching, but others do not share this same vitally. To say that some of the professors are boring would be an understatement. It is always a good thing to know the professor's personality before enrolling in a class.

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

UNCW is a beautiful university with a strong sense of community and people who are eager to expand their education.

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

UNCW is a beautiful university with a strong sense of community and people who are eager to expand their education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is known for its Marine Biology, Education and Nursing schools. Our athletic teams like baseball and basketball are one of the best in the conference. Even if you are not on an althetic team, you can stay fit at our incredible student recreation center, which is one of the biggest facilities in the nation. UNCW is a very safe and friendly environment. And, of course, we can't forget the beach which is only 15 minutes away!

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

Minda, I know your senior year is going to be a breeze; however, you still need to focus and continue to work hard. Do not slack off or become lazy. College is going to hit you with a lot of work all at one time. So learn to manage your time wisely and learn a study techinque that works for you because believe me, there will be a lot of studying in your future. Classes will be increasingly hard than what you are used to, but do not worry, I know you are more than capable of handling it. Just focus, study hard, and remember that everything happens for a reason. Things wont always necessarily end up the way you planned, but just have faith in The Lord's plan and in the end, you realize what God's purpose was all along. GOOD LUCK! Love, Minda

sarah
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very opininated and come from unique backgrounds.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very opininated and come from unique backgrounds.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself in high school, I woud have so much to say. I would tell myself to make my college decsions based on what I want in my life, not based on my parents' wants. I would tell myself to go to a University college immidiatly, instead of going to a community college first and wasting three years. I would also tell my high school self that your grades in high school are so important and that coasting by with Bs is not living up to your potential and that you are capable of so much more. I would also tell myself that working 5 days every week in high school makes plenty of money, but it doesnt make any memories. I would tell myself to take a weekend off and spend time with the people that you will eventually lose contact with and not see until your class reunion. The most important thng I would tell myself is to have fun with friends, be kind to every single person at school and to work hard.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about UNCW is attending the extension site. The extension site students, including myself, often feel like we are forgotten by the university. We do not have access to many services unless we drive over an hour to the main campus. We do not feel included in the main campus activties and social life.

madison
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at UNC Wilmington are always open minded and great with taking on their own tasks.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at UNC Wilmington are always open minded and great with taking on their own tasks.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

UNC Wilimington is known for being the leading school in nursing and education.

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

I would tell myself not to worry so much about it. I had everything correct and ready to go for a smooth transition. I would tell myself to apply for more finnanical aid because taking out loans are just stressful. I would also tell myself that no, deciding a major did not get simpler but, it eventually comes to you. You know when you feel like youre doing the right thing.

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.

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