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About The Institution

At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research matter. UNCW uniquely combines a small-college commitment to excellence in teaching with a research university's opportunities for student involvement in significant faculty scholarship. Our attractive and secure campus maintains an intimate learning environment for undergraduates. Programs across campus integrate teaching and mentoring with research and service.  The university promotes and engages in high-quality scholarship, master's-focused graduate education and selected doctoral programs. UNCW encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, fosters regional engagement, invests in innovation, inspires entrepreneurship and values individual growth and development, giving our graduates a competitive advantage in today's marketplace. 

Living in the Seahawks Community

Seahawk spirit soars on campus. With one-third of our students living on campus, UNC Wilmington provides numerous opportunities to explore, grow, learn and have fun outside the classroom.  Students are committed to being active, engaged, global citizens, volunteering nearly 70,000 hours last year throughout the region and around the world. We have more than 220 student organizations, 19 NCAA Division I sports, nearly 30 sport clubs and an active intramural program. Students take advantage of all the Wilmington area has to offer with its relaxed lifestyle, historic charm and the natural beauty of a temperate coastal location.