Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- New Jersey
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 6%
Asian American: 4%
Native American: 0%
UNCW is very accepting of alternative lifestyles and the LGBTQIA community. Campus is a very inviting and welcoming location. There is a LGBTQIA resource center available, as well as PRIDE, which is the gay and lesbian association. In addition, UNCW promotes tolerance and diversity, and exhibits multiple anti-bullying and pro-tolerance campus activities throughout the year, such as "Breaking Down Hate."
UNCW is not a politically affiliated campus. There is a well-rounded number of political organizations, though, for students to get involved in, such as College Democrats, College Republicans, Libertarians, and Model UN.
A great thing about UNCW is that there are students from all economic backgrounds, and whether you're a student who receives financial aid or not, everyone blends together. Students are not separated or noticed by what their economic statuses are. A lot of students take advantage of scholarships, grants, or loans, but there are certainly students who don't handle financial aid at all. It's not a dividing factor at all.
Most Common Religions
UNCW is not affiliated with any particular religion, and there is not one religion that is more dominant or more noticeable. Similar to the political organizations, there is a good number of religious organizations to get involved with, but none of them pressure students or have an overwhelming presence on campus. Some of these groups are Overflow Campus Organization, Campus Crusade for Christ, Young Life, and Baptist Campus Ministry.
Minority Clubs on Campus
A variety of multicultural clubs exist at UNCW. These clubs definitely have a presence and blend in well with the 200-plus organizations on UNCW's campus. The Black Student Union and RITMO Latin Dance Club are just some of the clubs that provide opportunities for cultural advancement or minority recognition. These clubs and organizations provide dimension, depth, and uniqueness to the campus. Events throughout the year, such as Intercultural Week and Black History Month celebrations, showcase and celebrate all diversity on campus.
Did You Know?
- Centro Hispano, Upperman African American Cultural Center, and Multicultural Affairs are resource centers available to UNCW students to create connections and sponsor events.
- More than 47 nations are represented in the student body. UNCW students have ample opportunities to study abroad, as well as experience time at UNCW with study abroad participants who have chosen to study here.