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University of North Carolina Wilmington Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

17%

Very Good

46%

Average

29%

Poor

7%

Terrible

1%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

57%

Average

33%

Poor

8%

Terrible

2%

Campus Food
Excellent

23%

Very Good

38%

Average

23%

Poor

13%

Terrible

4%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

53%

Very Good

35%

Average

11%

Poor

2%

Terrible

0%

Class Size
Excellent

47%

Very Good

41%

Average

11%

Poor

2%

Terrible

0%

Activities
Excellent

44%

Very Good

37%

Average

14%

Poor

5%

Terrible

1%

Local Services
Excellent

59%

Very Good

27%

Average

11%

Poor

3%

Terrible

1%

Academics
Excellent

49%

Very Good

35%

Average

16%

Poor

1%

Terrible

0%

Overall Review for University of North Carolina Wilmington

Excellent

43%

Very Good

48%

Average

8%

Poor

1%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Muzala Nelly

A school that builds a sense of global awareness and rises to listen to the voices of the many, different and growing diverse, & multicultural students, faculty, including staff, as well. Overall, it is a school that is one that I would recommend to any Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral student(s) to attend for their studies.

Erin

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

Lauren

UNCW was my number one choice and I'm happy to say now that it was the best choice of my life. I'm an out of state student (which makes tuition expensive), but I feel at home at UNCW. The people in and around Wilmington are amazing and the atmosphere is welcoming. I've learned so much and met so many people in just one year and I can't wait to see what I do during the next three!

Kristen

I am a transfer student, so I have experience at another university. With that being said, I love UNC Wilmington. It is an amazing school that you can get involved in and meet many people. It is easy to find your group and feel like you belong. The community in and around UNC Wilmington is welcoming and encouraging. Faculty and staff genuinely care and want to see you succeed, they help you along the way no matter the obstacle. Attend UNC Wilmington, it will be the best choice and one you are proud of!

Mallory

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!

Clayton

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is an excellent place for me and my friends to learn and gain a college experience. The entire campus community is full of wonderful people that respect each other and value them for who they are. I pride myself on being a student at UNCW.

Cheyenne

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.

Taylor

I love this school, and could not imagine myself anywhere else. I have always wanted to go here and never sent an application to another school. When you are on campus, you feel like you truly belong. If you fit in with a certain group, they will be here, but more than that everyone will accept you. There are so many activities weekly that will help you meet people and also relax from your studies. Everyone here is all about school spirit. Whether at the games or just walking around, everyone is proud to be a Seahawk! There is so many on campus dorms and just as many food options that will suite everyone's needs. There is nothing better than being here in Wilmington. The weather is absolutely amazing and walking around campus is beautiful. To top it off, less than ten minutes from the beach! There is nothing better than studying and hearing the waves crash or taking a weekend off and hanging out with a bunch of new people! You can also participate in nature activities weekly like hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding! This is a great campus that makes you feel at home and loved!

Emma

UNC Wilmington has many things to offer. If you are into sports there are endless intramural clubs, even a competitive club team for every sport. Our men's basketball team is ranked. The only thing missing is football. The campus atmosphere is always so upbeat and inviting. The academics are challenging and rewarding. Faculty and other students are always helpful - you have a million ways to succeed.

Thomas

Coming to UNCW is the best decision that I have made thus far. I was terrified coming to UNCW, but the community has made it to where I am valued, appreciated, and welcomed in every sense. People are never afraid to strike up a conversation with you. Professors and instructors always make sure to check up on you and there are a large variety of programs for students to access.

Raelin

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

Jahnice

I absolutely love UNCW. When I first came here as an incoming freshmen I was completely lost as to how to act, dress, and talk in front of all of these upperclassmen it was freshmen year in high school all over again. Yet as I soon found out everybody on campus is extremely accommodating to answering questions so you know exactly where your going during that first hectic week of school. Once you know where your classes are college seems a little bit easier to bare especially when your all alone for the first time. I cannot speak for everyone, but from my personal opinion homesickness can sneak up on you. It is one of those things that did not bother me at first since I was so busy adjusting to my classes, but that first phone call home came with the realization that while I spent my time adjusting to campus life my family was adjusting to living without me being there. As it turns out living on campus helped drastically in this regard. Being surrounded by other incoming freshmen and knowing that they are just if not more so confused as I was a really liberating experience. Not to mention all of the different activities on campus that UNCW sponsors during the week and weekends that helps get students meeting and talking to each other. One thing that I learned since coming here is that college is all about meeting and forming lasting relationships with people, and fully exploring any interest that one may have in their life.

Corbyn

I love UNCW. It is a university that values all of its students and does everything in its faculty's power to best support student learning. Everyone I have met has been open, fair, and caring. As an online distance learning student, that kind of approach to students like me is very much appreciated. I love my school and all it does for me!

Trevor

Some people, when they think about college, might think it is about partying with your friends and having the best four years of their young lives, living weekends like it is there last.. Others may think it is a place where you put your head in a book for 4 years and come out an educated, successful person. When I think of college, I think of a living learning community focused on bringing the best out of people. Whether you want to party and meet people or you want to study your butt off and shoot to make the honor roll, when you find a healthy way to mix fun and hard work in your life is when you will truly have a great time. College can be a scary transition, but you’re never alone through it, especially at UNCW. There are so many students just waiting to meet you, even if you don’t know it yet, and if you have a problem, there are more than enough faculty members to help you find a solution. Need help deciding on a career? There are people to help you with that. Need extra help in a subject? Nearly all professors have office hours, during which they would be more than happy to talk to the students they teach who are seeking assistance. With so many young people in one place, you are bound to find someone you connect with, and what better way to meet those people than to attend events on your campus. There is almost always something going on at college, and there are always new people to meet. Speaking of people to meet, there is a great amount of diversity when you get to my college. You will meet people from all walks of life, each with a different face, a different personality, and different goals. At college, you can meet young people from all over the world and learn about other cultures. My university also promotes diversity through its implementation of clubs and other activities that unite the student body, trying hard to never leave anyone out. The goal of college is to have something for everyone, which is very evident at UNCW. When I think of college, what stands out to me the most is how supportive people are of other people. In my experience, I have never had a time where someone was disrespectful of me or had a reason for treating me differently. Everyone wants everyone to succeed, and that is why we all go to college, to succeed in life and reach our goals. UNCW is helping me reach my goals by providing a wide variety of fields for me to explore, a helpful faculty and staff, and a supportive student body that makes me feel like I am a part of something bigger than myself, and that I can reach my goals while making lasting memories. By discovering a healthy mix for having fun and doing well academically, college can be an amazing life changing experience that you will cherish forever.

Caroline

I think UNCW is a wonderful university. The professors are passionate, love to hear your questions, and are always there to help. There are plenty of clubs and student organizations to join with amazing, passionate students. The campus is 10 minutes from a beautiful beach. There are so many opportunities to succeed and make friends. The campus is beautiful as well, with lots of places to hang out and hammock with friends!

Esther

I absolutely love my school! The student rec center is amazing, with around 10,000 sq ft of equipment, a lap pool and a relaxation pool. There are busses also, so students can get around campus and around Wilmington. All of my instructors have been amazing, and I'm so happy to be able to go to this school.

Ellie

UNCW has an all-around great atmosphere. The students and professors are all passionate and excited about their chosen fields. Thus far I've really enjoyed my classes and classmates and find that, especially in the smaller classes, there's generally a good discussion to be had and new ideas that can get you thinking. There are also plenty of great non-academic opportunities to get involved, from club sports to sustainability clubs to the arts. The campus is also gorgeous and pretty close to the beach, so there's fun to be had off-campus as well.

Leslie

UNCW is a great place altogether! The city and the school have such a fun and chill environment. After 3 years here, I can count with my fingers how many people have told me they don't love it. We have the beach, friendly people, the most beautiful campus, and professors that always have you and your education as their top priority.

anna

This is a great university!

Connor

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.

Xee

UNCW is a great college with a beautiful campus and adequate professors. Everywhere you go you are greeted by friendly faces and lovely places. There is not a single inch of the college that's not to be loved. They provide so many activities and socials for students such as shopping trips and movie nights that you will never feel bored or alone.

Jessica

UNCW is what you make it. You have to be willing to put in effort and get involved to get the best out of it. There are plenty of great resources for students. The academics are great and professors generally really care about their students. The campus is beautiful. Overall, I really enjoy attending UNCW.

Kody

University of North Carolina is a great school with lots of opportunities to help students better themselves, enjoy their college years, and ultimately plan for their future careers. UNCW has amazing faculty members that are dedicated to always being there for students and helping them with anything they need. UNCW also has great facilities and dining options for students. Paired with all of this, UNCW is in the coastal city of Wilmington, which has an historic downtown and beautiful beaches that students can find themselves at on the weekends. Overall, I would definitely recommend UNCW to potential undergraduates.

Skylar

Overall, UNCW is a pretty average college. It's a nice size, and has plenty of majors/minors/other programs to chose from. If you are looking for a college that goes above and beyond your expectations, this is probably not the college for you. Otherwise, if you like the beach, being social, and a laid back atmosphere/people you might like UNCW.

Mackenzie

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.

Kimberly

The school is very open and beautiful. Everyone you meet is normally super nice and easy to talk to! professors are available most of the times that they say they are and if not, they will email you if they won't be available. You can always find events or opportunities to fit in and there is never a dull moment at UNCW. Personally, the one downside to this school is that there isn't a football game. I feel like I am missing out. Other than that factor, the school is amazing academically as well as the atmosphere is definitely amazing. A very amazing school.

James

UNCW is a well-regarded, ever-rising academic community. It is situated on a beautiful, warm and welcoming campus, characterized by long-leaf pines, azaleas, dogwoods, and stately Georgian architecture. UNCW has a coastal, laid-back atmosphere with an engaged faculty and student body. Pride in academics, athletics and overall campus life.

Sheela

Honestly I love it! The school is awesome and close to the beach! After getting used to it, it is a pretty small campus, but there are always things to do, And so many clubs to get involved in. A plus school

Sarah

Choosing to come to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been the best decision I have ever made. I am a First Year Spring Admit, but having a late start on college life didn't set me back one bit. When it came to being involved and succeeding in my academics, I walked on campus not knowing what to do, but orientation and the help of a great group leader connected me with everything I needed to know to get involved. At first I felt a little out of place, but thanks to my roommate, and my suitemates; all of whom I love, I got the opportunity to meet new people through student groups and organizations. I won't leave out the most importance factor; the beach! I go to the beach on occasion and it is aways so nice to have a relaxing day away from everything because college is stressful, not gonna lie. I hope to continue my education here and further improve who I am as an individual and how I can be an asset to my society.

Rebecca

I really enjoyed my time at UNC Wilmington. I would not have wanted to go to any other institution. I met my best friends, my role models, and my boyfriend at UNCW. I was beyond thankful to find a career that I truly love and a way to help people and learn everyday. I was able to live at the beach my senior year which not a lot of people can say. I established a relationship with God at Overflow at Port City Community Church. They taught me how to have a conversation with Jesus and grow into a person I love. I began my adult journey at UNCW and am very thankful for everything they offered and were able to do for me.

Malia

UNCW is an amazing school. The campus is very comfortable. Nothing is too far away and everything is walking accessible. The students are very easy going and most people will help when you are in need. This school is very giving and they continue to make sure you are prepared. The staff provide numerous on-campus resources to make sure each individual can get help and be successful in whichever path they choose to go down.

Allison

I love attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The majority of my professors are brilliant and friendly enough to talk to. I have made amazing friends living on campus this first year. The food becomes rather boring with such limited options but other than that I do not really have any complaints. I am excited for the rest of my time here attending UNCW.

Jose

UNCW passes as an overall great establishment. For the career orientated students, there are a variety of resources to tap into their fullest potential. Particularly for the more science orientated, although competition may appear stiff the university is quite flexible in regards to who comes and who goes so a student should not feel trapped on a path that they no longer wish to pursue. As for campus life, the campus is always busy wit students hustling towards classes on weekdays but for the weekends students take to their dorms or head out of campus to have most of their fun. Buildings are easily accessible as well resources provided, however a notable criticism would be the running hours of a few establishments. Overall UNCW is comparable to a fine wine, it is an acquired taste but those who enjoy it partake in it with relish.

Emily

No identity to be found with the school. People don't have school spirit. Most people identify with their clubs or Greek organization. I'm in a sorority and feel more involved with that than the school. It's a great school, but if you're looking for involvement, I'd like elsewhere.

Diamond

The school is fine, most people are only there for the beach and leave after their first year. There is little to no diversity and that royally sucks. The school is big and they are currently building in recovery from the hurricane so there's that. Overall it's expensive so if you don't have money or have scholarships set sail for somewhere else kiddo.

Hannah

University of North Carolina has a gorgeous campus. You can get across campus in less than 10 minutes so it is fairly small but big enough to have thousands upon thousands of students passing through every day. The students here are very focused on academics, the library is a hotspot at all hours of the day. Class sizes vary from 250 students to 15 students depending on the class so it gives students a variety of academic environments to learn from. The academics and the faculty and staff are all great, especially within the Communication department, they guide you in the right direction but definitely won't hold your hand through your work. As I'm sure all the faculty at UNCW do, they want students to hold themselves to high standards and be responsible academically, professionally and socially.

Chelsea

I love UNCW! The campus is gorgeous and always well kept, the weather is amazing, and there are clubs and organizations to meet everyone's needs. It is impossible to feel left out at UNCW. The classes are challenging, but the professors make you learn the material and apply what you know on a regular basis so that you can use what you learn in your everyday life and when you enter the workforce one day. UNCW was my number one choice, and I am so glad I get to go here. The experiences you will have at UNCW are unforgettable, and all of the people you meet will instantly feel like family.

Katharine

The people are what make the school. The school itself has a great campus, but the food is eh. The location is amazing, ten minutes from the beach. But it really is all about the people. Everyone is so nice and super chill. Most are friendly, easy going, and will help you if you need something. Overall, UNCW is a great place if you click with the people, that's what it is all about. These are my friends that will last a lifetime and I only have UNCW to thank for that.

Yasmeen

My overall opinion of UNCW is that it is a wonderful school for opportunities to grow as students allowing us to pursue the career of our dreams and helping us get along the way with an awesome professor and staff on campus making sure we succeed on campus and when we graduate from the school know their always there to lend a helping hand.

Stacie

A very well rounded school with plenty of great people and opportunities. The administration is very interactive with students and especially upcoming freshman. The students are very warm and welcoming with great energy as soon as you walk through the door. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is amazing.

Tyler

It is the perfect school for me. It is not too big or too small. Very open and beautiful campus with many academic and athletic opportunities. I know everyday that I made the right decision on coming to UNCW. It not only is school, but it feels like home away from home. This is just what I need because I am a very family oriented person and UNCW is a family oriented campus. I love UNCW.

Morgan

Deciding to go to UNCW has been one of the best decisions of my life. I have met lots of amazing, talented people who I am lucky enough to call friends. Also, the city of Wilmington has much to offer regarding outdoor activities, shopping, and the food is amazing. The academics at the school play a huge role in student life, and the teachers are always there to help you. Each professor is required to have office hours, and most teachers will create special times to meet if their times to do work with you.

Rachel

Overall, I am in love with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I, initially, chose this school because of the location and the laid-back environment, however I came to love much more about the school. There are many ways to get involved on campus along with a plethora of educational opportunities. The program that intrigues me the most is the Study Abroad Program; I am excited to check it out.

Kristen

I like Wilmington. I think that the class size is perfect. I am able to really get to know my students and professors. Most of my professors have gone above and beyond with giving me advice, not only for school, but life in general. I have definitely formed bonds that will last well after college.

Dylan

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is an exceptional college with a great location right on the beach. Not only is the beach a great positive but most of the professors are amazing and easily accessible outside of class. I am very glad I began my education here and am making the most of every wonderful minute here.

Joanna

I love UNCW! The class sizes, in my experiences, are not too big. The school is large enough yet small enough to see your friends while walking to class, but also to meet new people. I am so thankful that I have been given the opportunity to attend this college.

Roslyn

Overall, I think that University of North Carolina Wilmington is a school full of incredible opportunities, but sometimes the size can be a little overwhelming. The food is of course, not usually as good as it was at freshman orientation, but there are plenty of options. We're 10 minutes from the beach, and the school hosts a back to school beach blast which is awesome. Some of the teachers are weirdos, but they're good at their jobs.

Rebecca

My overall opinion of the University of North Carolina Wilmington is that it is a great university for academics and being socially and politically involved. There are many different options for not only majors, but also minors, which leaves the students many career options post-graduation. The faculty and staff very very welcoming and helpful towards all whom interact with them. There are always events to attend for clubs, organizations, and guest speakers. UNCW is very accepting of all different kinds of people that attend our university, which includes being politically and socially tolerant of everyone and their first amendment rights. UNCW is the by far the greatest option for university level studies.

Kali

I love this school and wouldn't have chosen any other school to attend. The school and city has a great atmosphere and allows a lot of access to things that students require to live college life to the fullest. I always recommend this school to any and all future college students.

Maya

UNCW is the most beautiful school in the world. The university thrives on academics and is not far off from possibly being one of the better schools in North Carolina. Even though on-campus housing and the dining is not the best, the atmosphere and extra-curricular activities make up for it. There is always something to do on campus and the weekends are filled with fun and the beach!

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