Student & Graduate Reviews
brian - 7/15/2020
Graduation Year: 2020
"The school has subpar staff and teachers. The educations is overpriced and useless. Teachers are not willing to work with students during national emergencies, hurricanes and the corona virus. Campus police prey on students for more income in top of the already high price for an underdeveloped campus with subpar opportunities for students. Any other UNC school is a better option, but they all are overpriced subpar NC public schools."
Lea Glasmacher - 8/10/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Being a high school senior can be a scary time. Taking the SAT's and figuring out where you want to go to college. You tour all these schools who tell you why they are the best and why you should attend. I visited about six colleges before touring UNCW, and I kept thinking to myself, when will I find a school that feels like home. Finally, when I visited UNCW, it felt like home. The campus is beautiful, there are trees everywhere and small ponds to relax by between classes. UNCW has done a great job making sure that a large university feels small. You can't walk down chancellors without seeing a familiar face. The students, professor, and staff at UNCW always make you feel like you are part of the Seahawk community. You could walk up to anyone on campus, and they would have a friendly chat with you. UNCW has a wide variety of classes to chose from, and the professors always help you. They all have weekly office hours, so you can always pop in when you have a question. UNCW may not have to newest dorms, but that's where you will make friends that will make your college experience great. The RA's and UNCW always plan fun events to go to and to meet new people. There also hundreds of clubs and organizations that students can join to find their people. I wouldn't trade anything for my experience at UNCW, the last four years were incredible."
Sarah Ritenour - 7/9/2019
Graduation Year: 2001
"University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) was a great college. They have a wonderful growing facility with teachers that truly care about their students. The university is student friendly, with a campus that offers a variety of degrees and activities. They also host a lot of lectures that are open to the public that I sometimes attend to this day, almost 20 years later."
Bradley Merritt - 6/12/2019
Graduation Year: 2018
"Simply said, UNCW gave me some of the best years of my life. I attended after two years as a transfer student to finish my bachelor's degree in Biology. The biology/marine bio department was well involved in many organizations that lead many students to insightful and amazing experiences. The instructors for the most part were amiable people and didn't hesitate to set up a meeting with you in their offices. They would also really try to remember your name, which was important to me as it showed they honestly cared. The campus itself is beautiful, and walking down Chancellor's is always nice, its basically main street for the school and all the students walk up and down it to get to classes. When I toured UNCW I saw a bunch of other students on bikes and longboards and I instantly knew it was the place for me, very laid back place. However, if you're into sports, the biggest one that ever made a fuss at UNCW, at least that I heard of, was basketball, and the games were great to go to. Although, if you're wanting that super sports driven school pride then maybe UNCW isnt the right place, at least thats how I feel about it. Either way, its a great school located close to a classy, relaxing beach, and just east of an interesting downtown area. Hope I helped!"
Julie Fountain Wilhelm - 6/9/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017
"I had a wonderful experience at UNCW. The teachers there are very helpful and want their students to do well both academically and in life. There are several resources available to students in order to succeed. There is an extension site at the local community college in Jacksonville and on the military base at Camp Lejuene. There are also counselors at these sites from UNCW that can help just as good as students attending the main campus site."
Christine Roberts - 4/29/2019
Degree: Physical Education
Graduation Year: 2000
"My college was thorough and did a good job in providing the necessary skills that I needed to become a Physical Education teacher. I did have a problem with some of the instructors. They seemed to have favorites and didn't really take the time to help me through my student teaching process. I did graduate and went on to teach physical education. I stayed home when I had my own little ones and now I am teaching Special Education in Hawaii."
CM - 3/30/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2012
"I received a BS in Business Administration and a minor in creative writing. Pros about my experience: beautiful, inspiring campus, entrepreneurial spirit across the board at this campus, and lots of creative, philanthropic minded students and faculty. Most classes were challenging, though I felt not all of my business professors were great at teaching, but great at business. I was very happy with my Creative Writing professors - they changed my life and encouraged me to keep creating, while challenging me and giving constructive feedback. Cons - the school is lacking diversity in such an overwhelming rate and they don't have support for students coming from marginalized communities. It feels a bit segregated and unaware of the quiet murmur of elitism and unfortunately racism and homophobia. I hope things have changed in that regard since I was there, but seeing as how they allowed Trump to speak there I would proceed with skepticism."
Mason - 3/8/2017
Graduation Year: 2015
"The Communication Studies program offers a variety of focuses and interest areas. Students can study mass media, journalism, digital media, broadcasting, rhetoric, and theory. The required courses provide valuable skills such as public speaking, group work, research, and writing/editing. These are essential to success in the professional world regardless of focus area or intended career field. The faculty is supportive and encouraging with tons of opportunities for independent studies and advanced seminars that prepare students for graduate degrees."
Molly McGahey - 8/14/2016
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2009
"University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a great place to meet new people and a place where essential skills are acquired to learn life skills as well as career ready skills. The professors and overall staff are very knowledgeable and willing to support students in their learning however possible. UNCW provides a plethora of opportunities to get involved on and off campus. Personally, the Watson School of Education and the professors within that department always had the most up to date and recent theories and best practices to offer to students."
I<3The910 - 5/31/2016
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"Great campus, really pretty with several really old buildings. In a beach town so there are a lot of really laid back people, just waiting to go surfing. There's a really big interest in keeping the beaches and ocean clean within the EVS department which works well in this community."