University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNC Wilmington
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is known as the state’s coastal university. It offers 55 bachelor’s, 34 master’s, and 4 doctoral degree programs. The most popular areas of study are business, health, psychology, biology, and communication. UNCW also has a long tradition of coastal and marine research, ranging from theoretical and applied sciences to coastal policy and economics.

  • UNCW is most noted for expertise in coastal and marine science, operating from a $50 million facility on Myrtle Grove.
  • It awards various merit-based and need-based scholarships to students. 
  • It is recently described as "one of the best surf schools in the mid-Atlantic."