Location: Wilmington, N.C.
Type: four-year, public
Year founded: 1947
Total enrollment (fall 2014): 14,611
Undergraduate enrollment: 12,993
Undergraduate applicants (fall 2013): 10,838
Acceptance rate (fall 2013): 56.8 percent
Graduation rate (after four years, 2013): 52 percent
In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $6,392
Sports nickname: Seahawks
March 02, 2017
UNC-Wilmington criminology professor and conservative political columnist Mike Adams will visit UNC on Monday to speak about the importance of free speech on college campuses.
February 10, 2016
There might be no Kure for North Carolina’s off-shore drilling problem.
One of eight potential planning areas for drilling — as part of the national 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program — will be off the coast of Kure Beach, North Carolina.
January 21, 2015
Part of an update on UNC-system schools.
October 14, 2014
Jean-Michel Cousteau, a distinguished underwater explorer, called for action to protect endangered ocean resources at a recent lecture he gave at East Carolina University.
October 05, 2014
As the first day of early voting draws closer, the UNC-system Association of Student Governments focused on strategies for student voter engagement at its monthly meeting Oct. 3-4 at UNC-Wilmington.
June 18, 2014
UNC-Wilmington is weighing its options after a U.S. District Court Judge ordered the university to pay over $700,000 in legal fees for a professor’s lawsuit.
March 26, 2014
Last week, a federal grand jury decided in favor of a UNC-Wilmington associate professor who sued the university for infringing on his First Amendment rights.
November 15, 2011
An individual who robbed two women near UNC-Wilmington’s campus has not been caught, but university officials say there are no plans to change security policies in light of the incident.
November 14, 2011
The presence of Adderall on college campuses has led some administrators to call into question the ethics behind the unauthorized use of the drug.
November 07, 2011
A summer program that has offered N.C. high school students an opportunity to engage in the sciences since 1985 is shrinking due to budget cuts.
October 10, 2011
The classroom is at the core of the University’s mission and should be the last thing compromised to budget cuts. However, concerns about graduation rates and pressure from state budget cuts are causing some UNC-system schools to consider loosening restrictions and degree requirements to get students out on time. Such actions only add academic insult to financial injury.
October 10, 2011
Thousands of students applied for the White House Internship program this fall, and of the nearly 150 students selected, four were from North Carolina.
September 26, 2011
Universities nationwide are urging members of Congress to reach an agreement on federal deficit reduction without imposing further cuts on higher education.
August 29, 2011
UNC-CH is not the only school reviewing its campus alert system.
Officials at UNC-Wilmington are also investigating their alert system after it failed to notify students of a July 29 shooting.
Investigators are working to issue a full report detailing the source of the failure by the end of this week, said Cindy Lawson, a spokeswoman for UNC-W in an email.
August 25, 2011
As Hurricane Irene advances toward North Carolina’s coast, university officials — fearing dangerous levels of rain and wind — are urging students to evacuate inland.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the whole state.
August 23, 2011
While students are packing the essentials for waiting out the storm or making plans to leave, Hurricane Irene is heading North Carolina’s way. By the time it hits, it is expected to be a category-3 hurricane with about 110 mile-per-hour winds, said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center.
December 06, 2010
Administrators at UNC-Wilmington are asking students to voice credentials of their ideal leader, but so far, they have had little luck with participation.
October 25, 2010
President-elect Tom Ross already has one order of business to address once he becomes leader of the UNC system. When Ross takes over the system on Jan. 1, he will be charged with leading the search for a new chancellor for UNC-Wilmington, a growing school that 13,000 attended in 2009.
September 30, 2010
Students will be paying a little more to stay fit at UNC-Wilmington in the coming year.
After the UNC-W Student Government Association raised concerns about overcrowding in the campus’ only recreation center, the university decided to take on a $35 million expansion.
Funding for the project will come from a $256 increase in student fees, said Dana Fischetti, media relations manager for UNC-W.
“Because it is not an academic building, we are not eligible for state funding,” Fischetti said.