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U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNCW 6th Best Public University in the South

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The University of North Carolina Wilmington ranks 6th among public universities and 16th overall on a new list of Best Regional Universities in the South, published by U.S. News & World Report. UNCW maintained its previous ranking and was awarded several other key recognitions in the “Best Colleges 2017” edition.

“UNCW’s strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement forms the foundation for the student-centered learning experience our university offers,” said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. “We’re proud of our university, and we appreciate the recognition that these rankings bring to our stellar programs.”

The university placed 11th on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans in the South, up three positions from last year, and was recognized among 25 regional A+ Schools for B Students. In addition, the Cameron School of Business was ranked among the top 200 Best Undergraduate Business Programs, placing 183rd, moving up eight spots from last year.

With several military bases within a 100-mile radius, UNCW has an enduring commitment to making higher education more accessible to active service members, veterans and their families. A Military Resource Lounge that opened last year, a campus in Jacksonville, NC, near Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, and expansion of online programs are among the many ways UNCW strives to accommodate military families.

Programs of the Cameron School of Business include an International MBA and the brand new online Executive Master of Business Administration, designed for experienced working professionals looking to advance their careers.

UNCW also was recently recognized as a top regional university by The Princeton Review and was ranked as the 5th Best Public University in North Carolina on a list compiled by USA Today and College Factual.

-- Tricia Vance

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