University of North Carolina-Wilmington


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina


For students willing to dive in intellectually, North Carolina Wilmington offers a perfect environment for learning and living, one that is dynamic, demanding and engaging. About three-fourths of freshmen surveyed said UNCW was their first choice. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research matter. Students consistently praise the quality of their interactions with faculty and express satisfaction with their overall educational experience. The faculty culture emphasizes teaching and mentoring, incorporating research as an important component of the undergraduate learning experience and a service to the state.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 12643
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 580

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
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Contact Information

601 S College Rd
Wilmington North Carolina 28404


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Main Phone: 910-962-3243

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Admissions Contact:
Melissa Smith
Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Daniel Marks
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Linda Byrnes
International Counselor, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Kelly Mehrtens
Director of Athletics , Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students must have at least 24 transferable semester hours and a 2.50 minimum GPA to be considered. Out of the 24 semester hours, students will need to have at least 6 semester hours in college-level English and 3 semester hours in college-level Mathematics. Please note that if you are under the age of 24, additional requirements may be needed.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit earned at another institution with a grade of "C" (2.00) or better is accepted by the university if the work transferred is comparable to offerings at UNCW. UNCW will only accept credit from regionally accredited institutions.

Credits (Min/Max):
UNCW will accept a maximum of 93 hours of credit from a four-year institution and 64 hours of credit from a two-year institution.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for transfer students.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Letters of recommendation are not required but can be submitted.

Essay(s) required:
Transfer Students are required to complete the essay that is provided within the undergraduate application.

Application Fee:
$60 (non-refundable)

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Fall Deadline:
March 1

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:
March 1

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2912

Transfers Accepted: 2110

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 72%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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The primary mission of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is to assist the prospective and currently enrolled student, and the student's family in securing the most suitable financial aid as the student pursues a degree* or certificate at UNCW.

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