Entities

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Nickname
UNC Wilmington
Acronym
UNCW
Entity Type
Founding Date
1947

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."
  • It has been rated the best university in North Carolina for veterans by a military publication.