Wilmington, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington


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Recent Reviews

Cheyenne
Best Decision I Have Ever Made

If you are looking for a school that is not too big and not too small UNCW is the place to be. The campus is absolutely stunn...

Best Decision I Have Ever Made

If you are looking for a school that is not too big and not too small UNCW is the place to be. The campus is absolutely stunning. There is plenty of activities to partake in if you don't like to party, but the night life is great if you do. The academics are excellent. It is also located biking distance from the beach and a short drive to the historic downtown and river walk. It's a great place to spend your college years.

Connor
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UNCW, like many colleges, is a place where it is not hard to find people from all walks of life. Diversity here is loud and p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UNCW, like many colleges, is a place where it is not hard to find people from all walks of life. Diversity here is loud and proud, and everyone meshes well, celebrating both camaraderie and individuality. The school spirit is always high, and student involvement is excellent. Most students are fairly mild, but a large group are still rather loud partiers as would be seen on any college campus. The food is good, the air is fresh, and the people are calm. Not to mention that it's ten minutes from the beach.

anna
Love UNCW

This is a great university!

Love UNCW

This is a great university!

Erin
UNCW

It's a good school for someone who wants to learn some, but doesn't want to be overly stressed or challenged.

UNCW

It's a good school for someone who wants to learn some, but doesn't want to be overly stressed or challenged.

Raelin
Keeping it Teal

UNCW has a laid back environment that everyone wants to be involved in. UNCW loves their alumni and has a wonderful reputatio...

Keeping it Teal

UNCW has a laid back environment that everyone wants to be involved in. UNCW loves their alumni and has a wonderful reputation in Wilmington!

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

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