College Junior 2011-09-11T03:20:10Z
When It Rains, It Floods. When it rains in Wilmington, classes never get canceled, even though you're basically swimming to your classes. Make sure you bring rain boots!!!!
College Senior 2011-08-11T00:38:57Z
Freshman Do's – If I had any advice for an incoming freshman it would be to live on campus! It was one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life. I met people that I can now call my best friends. The dorms are not anything spectacular but the relationships and memories you make are far worth sharing your room with someone else. It also makes going to class extremely convenient since you are already on campus.
College Senior 2011-08-11T00:30:17Z
What You Can't Get Anywhere Else – The University of North Carolina Wilmington provides a learning experience that is hard to find at any other university. For instance we are located right on the coast which gives both our Biology and Marine Biology programs the upper hand on majority of the other schools. Being that my major is Biology this had a lot to do with my decision to attend UNCW. We also have an awesome opportunity to study abroad at UNCW. You are able to substitute the cost of going to school in Wilmington and study abroad in another country. I for one hope to participate in this program before I graduate.
College Senior 2011-08-10T23:46:21Z
Parking decals are close to $350 dollars depending on where you get parking, which is a little much. If you live on campus and pay the fee you're guaranteed a spot but it sucks for off-campus students. If you live a mile within campus then you aren't allowed a spot and must bike, walk, find a ride, etc. Then other people have to park off campus and take the campus bus, which takes forever and it annoying.
College Senior 2011-08-10T23:43:27Z
Beach Bars, Keggers, Etc. Wilmington nightlife is so much fun and there is such a variety. The beach bars are all 21+ and have a very laid back atmosphere and are generally for the upperclassmen. The bars and clubs downtown have numerous college nights for 18+ up which are pretty fun but crowded. There are also tons of house parties going on. Taxi's are easily accessible and pretty cheap- beach or downtown for just $12, split between 8 people is such a good deal!
College Senior 2011-08-10T23:39:10Z
Tourism Management and Internships – I'm a Parks and Recreation major with a concentration in Tourism Management. I hope to one day own or manage an all inclusive resort. Since UNC-Wilmington is located 5 miles from the beach, there are tons of internship opportunities at numerous hotels. The classes are pretty easy and deal with event planning and management skills which will be useful when I get a job. They also have job placement programs which make it super easy to find a workplace right after graduation.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-05T01:23:21Z
Professors and advisors seem really willing to give students their time outside of the classroom for students who regularly attend classes and are showing effort in completing assignments. I came from a small high school where teachers couldn't help but care about the efforts of each student in their class, at UNCW the staff hasn't made me feel any different or any less important than I did in a graduating class of 45 students.
College Junior 2011-07-23T18:24:46Z
I have not yet looked into off campus housing, but i've only heard good things about it.
College Junior 2011-07-23T18:23:42Z
Excellent Wifi Network – the entire campus has wifi and we're given free security and programs. the speed is great especially when using the ethernet cords provided.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-18T21:17:11Z
The rec center is new and you can definitely tell. There always seems to be an event going on on campus. There is also a wide selection of food options in the student centers. The campus is very well maintained and is the nicest that I have been to.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-18T21:13:44Z
There is a very wide range of majors and classes however the school is mostly only known for its Marine Biology program. Unfortunately I have had some unsatisfactory professors that made classes nearly unbearable.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-18T21:11:09Z
There Is Always Something to Do – Wilmington is a big city so there is always some sort of event going on downtown or in the general area. Furthermore it is about five minutes from the beach.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-17T20:15:49Z
Strict Enforcent – While substance abuse may be popuular, UNCW has a strict policy and enforcent of the hypothetical event.
College Senior 2011-06-01T03:13:16Z
Good Luck – Let me know when you find out. I'd like to know this information as well. The office is not very helpful. One woman was completely rude that last time I went in there. They don't seem to be able to help students who are obviously struggling to afford to be able to attend this university.
College Senior 2011-06-01T03:06:38Z
Guys & Girls:
The Dub – There are a lot of different types of people at Wilmington. The male to female ratio is only 4:6 so it can be assumed that this school is a dream for any guys on the prowl. The people here are attractive, both the girls and the guys. There are a lot of surfer-type that may have only come to Wilmington to gain access to the nearby waves but they bring a very chill, relaxed atmosphere to the school. Most of the people here are from various cities of North Carolina, although there is a good representation of the New England states, namely New York, New Jersey, and Maryland that adds some diversity to the Southern school. However, there are definitely a lot of fake people here that will very quickly stab you in the back for no reason at all. You have been warned.
College Senior 2011-06-01T03:00:53Z
Wilmington Dish – Wilmington has some great places nearby to eat. The nice downtown restaurants are about fifteen minutes away. However, students have many different fast-food and local restaurant options located near campus. Because of the campus's central location a nice place to eat is not hard to find no matter what direction a person drives down. Cookout is located at one corner of campus and offers an inexpensive array of foods at late hours. Coupons are often available for Cold Stone Creamery, Firehouse Subs, Domino's Pizza, and others for students. Overall, the off-campus options are pretty great.
College Senior 2011-05-26T01:49:39Z
there are lots of dining options on campus offering a wide variety of choices. besides the traditional dining halls that always offer a range of food, there are coffee shops, subways, quiznos, sushi,...
College Senior 2011-05-07T18:16:37Z
Changes With the Wind – The weather here is ridiculous, it changes all the time but im growing to love it.
College Senior 2011-05-07T18:12:25Z
Mostly good ! Basketball gets most of the attention and love tho
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-18T16:33:10Z
Pretty Good, but Lack of Communication Leads to Errors. The financial aid office staff are excellent and, surprisingly, actually care about helping for the most part. The problem is that there's a lack of communication with other departments (student accounts, registrar, etc.) that leads to errors that can make the process a living nightmare.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-18T16:31:05Z
The school is upwards of 90% white. There are barely any minorities of any kind on campus, it's rare that there's another black or Hispanic kid in any of my classes, and there are seriously days where I see exactly zero other minorities. The school makes attempts to branch out, but they're always comically racist things like having fried chicken, collard greens, and watermelon in the dining hall for MLK Day. That's not a joke. That really happened. Also, the school is mostly Southern, white, middle-class or higher, cisgendered, heterosexual, conservative Christians. This makes for interesting treatment of people in other categories. The N word and F word (derogatory for homosexual) can be overheard around campus a lot. And a surprising number of students genuinely believe that there's a such thing as an atheist Bible.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-18T16:25:21Z
Decent Food Town – As far as off-campus dining around Wilmington goes, it's no New York, but it has its gems. Cookout is the best fast-food option, with by far the most food you can get for under five dollars. Yo Sake, on Front St. downtown, is another good option for college students, because they have a half-price menu on weeknights from five to seven in the evening. As far as affordable options, this is pretty much the list, but there are quite a few delicious restaurants those of us who aren't trust fund kids can't generally afford.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-13T01:37:06Z
School Policies – The only thing I can really complain about here on campus is the parking tickets that people receive. The parking security gives out tickets like they are going out of style and you can only park in certain spots which is extremely inconvenient.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-13T01:35:57Z
I don't know much about Greek Life here at UNCW, but I know that it is not a huge part of our student community.
Recent Alumnus 2011-04-13T01:32:52Z
UNCW Review – My experience here at UNCW has been phenomenal. The professors have for the most part been amazing and the opportunities to get involved are endless. The atmosphere is perfect and I love how friendly everyone always is.
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