Recent Alumnus 2010-04-02T03:28:43Z
Most Dorms Aren't Great...But There Are Some Diamonds in the Rough! I know there are a few freshman dorms that are considered "The Party Dorms." Although you'll meet a lot of people there, I've heard it's usually very noisy. I live in the Honor's House, which I feel is a lot better than many of the other dorms. If you're looking into on-campus housing, consider either the Honor's House, the International House, or Cornerstone. These are much cleaner and larger than the other dorms. Also, it's easier to become close with a small group of people because you get to know each other really fast.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-02T03:23:07Z
Consider UNCW! I love it here! I love being near the beach and the warm summery weather. There are plenty of parties every weekend if you need to find one. If all else fails, however, you can always go downtown dancing with your friends, to a bar or club, or even to camp out on the beach. There's a pretty earthy-country community here and people are super laid back and accepting.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-02T03:18:01Z
Living Off-Campus? It's Okay... Especially for Parties! For the most part, there are tons of places to live off-campus. Most of these apartments are right near campus...within walking or biking distance if necessary. I will say, however, that they can tend to be a bit expensive if you don't look too carefully. It is a beach town, therefore places won't always be cheap, especially during the summer. I think the biggest plus to off-campus apartments is the fact that you can have parties more readily than you can on-campus, where it will sure to be busted pronto.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-02T03:13:52Z
I love UNC Wilmington! If you like to dance, there is an extensive downtown area with numerous clubs and bars... I go on Thursdays (college night) when girls get in for free!
The greatest part about Wilmington is definitely THE BEACH! I love the beach...and now that it's getting warm I'll be there all the time!
The people in the area are genuinely nice and respectful toward college students. I think a lot of them admire us for all that we do in the community. There are a great deal of opportunities for volunteering and there are cultural activities on campus just about every week.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-26T01:41:25Z
My school offers a wide variety of course that range from JROTC all the way to Aerobics.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T04:24:23Z
Could Be Better – It has good degree programs and good professors. The social scene is okay. It's a big downtown school with most people going to bars and clubs on the weekends. Not many house parties and if there are, its usuaully a small house or apartment thats crowded. Sometimes there are beach house parties but nothing to special. The dining hall is okay but the food gets old. The library is too small for the amount of students and needs to expand. Campus life is involved with frats and what not, but there aren't any chapter houses so that takes out a lot of the fun. This school would be perfect if it had a football team and chapter houses, and more traditional college house parties that are nuts.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T04:21:43Z
The weather is nice, especially in the summer. It's sunny with clear skies and usually a nice breeze. You can also go to the beach when its warm out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-03-22T04:21:02Z
Parking is alright. Spots for students are very limited and they have a one mile radius walk to school policy which means if you live within a mile you have to walk. For on campus housing, parking is usually taken up except certain times of the day.
College Senior 2010-03-06T05:18:43Z
The Library Is Quiet and Clean – The library is a place where students can go and to get away from all the noise in the dorms or their apartments. The library at the university holds this stability where it is noiseless and the air is safe to breath.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-12T04:25:45Z
Pretty Stick – Don't you dare try to drink or do any drugs on campus. The campus is very strict about it. There is no such thing as a "three strike rule"... it's a one strike and you're out.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-12T04:21:07Z
Health & Safety:
Security is Great – I have never felt at risk at my school.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-12T04:20:33Z
Film Studies – I am currently a freshman and I cannot apply to my major yet.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-11T17:30:27Z
Wilmington Area – There are a lot of options of things to do in the Wilmington area. The beach is only about 10 minutes away from campus, there are several different shopping opportunities from downtown boutiques to a traditional mall to a outdoor shopping area called Mayfair. Downtown Wilmington is extremely cultural and also has great nightlife. However, there are no major sports teams in the area unless you really get into the UNCW sports.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-09T03:04:20Z
Greeks put on a ton of events at UNCW and at least one organization can be seen on campus putting on some type of fundraiser or promoting an event.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-09T03:01:18Z
Guys & Girls:
Variety of looks and interests – There is a good mix of looks and interest at UNCW with both girls and guys.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-09T02:59:38Z
UNC-Wilmington is a smaller school in comparison to the other state schools in NC. From last year to this year I noticed more diversity but it is something that definitely isn't our strongest point.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T19:59:22Z
School spirit is low – School spirit is pretty low, but you can't expect too much when most students come to UNCW to be close to the beach. The few surf contests every month are something cool to watch though.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T19:58:17Z
Graham is the best – Living in Graham Hall freshman year was the BEST year of my college years! Housing was great, I even had to switch roommates two weeks into school and it was very simple. UNCW offers this amazing feature--the upperclassmen move in all your stuff on move-in day! My mom and I pulled up, and within a few minutes, all my stuff (and it was A LOT) was unpacked and waiting for me in my room! I highly suggest living in Graham/Hewlett for the true freshman year experience.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T18:55:18Z
Food Is Lacking – We have great food in Hawks Nest and even Dubs Cafe but Wag has gone way down hill. I love the tiny shops on campus but nothing stays open late anymore, making late night study sessions foodless.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T07:13:08Z
Bring a Relaxed Attitude and Study – Wilmington is great. I love going to school, everyone is very friendly and welcoming. The beach is an obvious plus, but it's only the start of your 4 year experience here, or maybe 5 years.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T07:11:01Z
If You're Looking You Can Find It. Living at the beach brings very relaxed attitudes and open minds. If you look hard enough you can find what you want. Although you can find it, it does not define Wilmington.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T07:09:24Z
VERY FUN – Always something to do, never dull if you're looking for something to do any night of the week.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T04:26:23Z
This is one of the worst aspects of UNCW. It's too expensive, there' not enough shuttles, not enough parking, and the staff in parking completely rude—at all times.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T04:24:21Z
Lived Off Campus Three Years – Search for the perfect place for each individual, use the Seahawk Perch for advice.
Recent Alumnus 2009-12-08T04:23:25Z
Labs Are Okay – Get busy during specific times, like finals, have lines.
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