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University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1947
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 10,759
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $40,188,216
Admissions Address

601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5963

Website

http://www.uncw.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uncw.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Terrence M. Curran
Admissions office telephone: (910) 962-3243
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: January 20
Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uncw.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Very important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 65%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 8,066
Total acceptances: 5,033
Total freshman enrollment: 1,987
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 57%
Male applicants: 3,047
Male acceptances: 1,892
Male freshman enrollment: 842
 
Female applicants: 5,019
Female acceptances: 3,141
Female freshman enrollment: 1,145
Out-of-state freshmen: 22%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 200
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 130
Students enrolled from waiting list: 20

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 610
Math: 540 – 630
Combined: 1060 – 1240

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 3.0%
600-699 24.0% 35.0%
500-599 56.0% 53.0%
400-499 17.0% 8.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 20 – 25
Composite: 21 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 4.0% 2.0%
24-29 35.0% 28.0% 43.0%
18-23 60.0% 58.0% 47.0%
12-17 3.0% 10.0% 8.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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