College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:56:54Z
No football team; school spirit for the athletics is generally low (but school spirit in general is in NO way lacking)! It truly is a "beach-state-of-mind" when it comes to athletics. Intramural sports and club sports are popular and seem well-funded/well-provided for!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:54:50Z
Guys & Girls:
The student body, as a whole, looks like a typical California beach college! So many work-out, are fit, and are tan! (not that that automatically makes one attractive) From what I've seen in comparison to other colleges, UNCW is very attractive in both women and men. (though this is coming from a straight man's perspective, lol) There are a lot of bleach-blondes here (and they are a little beautiful, haha), and most of the guys are generally fratty/laid-back. There aren't as many "artistic" people as I would have liked, though! (like I would consider myself)
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:50:02Z
I am in no way racist, but I have NEVER seen so many White people in my life! (I see why they call it "UNC-White" now, no offense, lol) Minorities are few and far between, but the campus as a whole seems very open-minded and welcome to diversity. However, as it natural for one to gravitate toward people of one's own ethnic/cultural background, it may be hard, at first, for many minorities to find their "niche". Most people are Protestant Christian, and a surprising number attend Church services regularly. Though the campus isn't as politically active as Chapel Hill, it is about half conservative and half liberal. (which is way more conservatives than I expected from a college campus) Most people seem like they are from the middle to upper classes, though you can't always tell someone's economic class (or other characteristics) just by looking at them! Don't be afraid to branch out and explore different groups of people!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:44:07Z
Lots of off-campus housing options, though I haven't found any that seem as nice as on-campus so far!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:43:23Z
Cornerstone is the best/newest/most luxurious for the freshmen on-campus residence halls. Other dorms range from fair to good, from what I've seen/heard. The Landing/Crossing is the best for upperclassmen who want to stay on-campus, from what I have heard/seen!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:41:09Z
So many restaurants/bars/eateries/local spots that are so delicious and diverse in terms of cuisine. Wilmington is nothing, if not the typical beach town with lots to choose as far as food!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:39:43Z
UNCW is constantly raising the bar/standards when it comes to facility quality; new construction and public/physical improvements are everywhere! (i.e. new Recreation Center)
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:38:42Z
Some of the computers are slow and at times need IT assistance as they can freeze/have problems, though the university does generally have good computers services. Wi-fi is great, except late at night when everyone is online, then ethernet is needed for a stable connection. iPrint allows a student to print from anywhere to almost every location; very handy, except when printers are out! (not too often, though)
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:36:26Z
Health & Safety:
Safe campus, emergency boxes and police around; no problems! I've never been to the Health Center, but it seems helpful and healthy! (ha? get it?)
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:33:05Z
Lots of bars, restaurants, and things to do around Wilmington, not in the least is the beach, of course!
College Sophomore 2012-12-19T17:32:11Z
Though I have only been here one semester, all of the teachers I had are generally helpful, competent, and of college quality. Academic support systems and tutoring are excellent, and I truly believe the university gives one every tool to succeed. Though, ultimately, it is up to one's self to succeed in the end!
College Senior 2012-11-29T21:45:23Z
I enjoy the marine biology program at my school a lot because I get a lot of hands-on experience in my program. Several of my classes and labs have taken boat rides, and field trips out to the beach, marsh, and aquarium. There are lots of internship opportunities, but not very many job opportunities at the school. The workload is difficult sometimes, because biology courses >300 have heavy workloads. The facilities are great - the Center for Marine Science is located about 20 minutes from campus, and now there is a bus that takes students there!
College Senior 2012-11-29T21:38:43Z
They oversell spots in certain zones, so sometimes you cannot find parking close to your building. It costs $300 for a regular spot, but more to park in the deck. When you park in the wrong zone and get a fine, you can usually get it repealed for your first offense. If you don't get it appealed, you can volunteer on campus so you don't have to pay!
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T00:32:46Z
UNCW has hundreds of majors and minors. Professors not only teach but currently practice their area of expertise which provides students with current and applicable information of the field. There are lots of exchange programs and study abroad programs as well. Film Studies and Marine Biology are extremely popular majors at this college.
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T00:27:43Z
UNCW is very unique because it is located in 'Wilmywood' or the 'Hollywood of the East.' There is a large film studio located in town so there are film crews shooting scenes on campus all the time making this college pretty current and exciting.
College Sophomore 2012-11-29T00:25:17Z
UNCW is full of campus life and pride. There are loads of clubs and organizations to choose from, a diverse student body and there is always some fun event or fundraiser going on.
College Sophomore 2012-11-28T02:31:12Z
UNCW has buses that run all throughout the day and take you around campus and off campus, but they don't take you into the town of Wilmington which is a popular spot for students and they also do not take you to the beach which is quite close and also a popular place for the college students
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T00:23:46Z
The "Wave" system is convenient to local residents, as well as UNCW students. The system travels to all parts of Wilmington and near to most of the surrounding townships.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-28T00:12:12Z
The campus' strictness is most evident within the classroom. I feel that campus policies are well upheld in UNCW's graduate programs. School policies are clearly visible. The courses strictly follow the policies stated in the syllabus, and every student knows what to expect from the course, the professor, and the fellow classmates. I have zero complaints from my UNCW experience.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T20:53:34Z
I think I would probably be able to count the number of black people here that aren't on the track team or the basketball team on one hand. Seriously, the minority population here is less than 5%. It's pitiful.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T16:30:06Z
There are people of many different races here, however the majority of people are white. There will always be a majority and UNCW as a whole embraces diversity very well. Diversity never creates a problem here at UNCW.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:27:21Z
There's lots of variety. I've never had complaints with the dining hall, like most college students do. Meal plans are alright. You're required to have one if you live in a dorm, which makes sense. There's lots to choose from on a spectrum from vegan/gluten free/whatever other special dietary needs to good ol' greasy fries and pizza. They do a great job with dining, in my opinion.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:23:32Z
All of the professors I've had thus far are extremely nice and care a lot about their students. Class sizes are kept small and are never taught by TAs. TAs may do grading for homework or be the instructor for a lab, but lectures are always by the professor. I am in the Honors Program, so I get priority registration which pretty much guarantees that I get the classes I want at good times. I recommend that everyone apply for that! It's a worthwhile program!
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:19:24Z
People complain sometimes that parking sucks here, but it's not bad if you just follow the rules. The permit is kind of expensive ($330 for the year, and I think around $180 for a semester), but its worth it. You're guaranteed a spot close to where you live, and after 4pm on weekdays and all weekend, you can park anywhere on campus for free, which is sweet! It's nice to have a car for getting around Wilmington to various volunteer opportunities, or just going downtown for shopping and fun. It isn't totally necessary, though. There is a free shuttle system that goes almost anywhere you need to go. Also, the beach is just a short bike ride away!
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T18:11:48Z
I came to UNCW for the Nursing Program, which is EXCELLENT. I took a class my freshman year--Survey of Professional Nursing (totally recommend it if that's what you want to do) --that gave me a really comprehensive look at the program, how to get into it, and all it has to offer. They have state-of-the-art facilities and excellent professors! It's funny, though, I decided Nursing is not for me and I'm trying to decide what to change my major to. It's a tough decision, because all of my professors are great and so inspiring in every subject even for non-majors. The academics at UNCW are great, because students are not treated like "just a number". Class sizes are generally kept decently small, and are never taught by TAs (except labs, which is fine).
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