University of North Carolina Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. As a testament to our commitment to excellence in 58 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs, UNCW is ranked consistently among the Top 100 Public National Universities by US News & World Report.

With over 18,000 students, we take pride in providing an exceptional student-centered experience. UNCW prepares students for long-term success by connecting them to support resources and high impact practices. Our mid-size, doctoral level university, offers students meaningful engagement, creative inquiry and thoughtful expression.

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Year Founded1947
Institution TypeFour-Year Public
Student-Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Institutional DesignationDoctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Tuition Costs In-State - $4,400 or Out-of-State - $18,508
Room & Board$6,926