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UNCW at a Glance

Enrollment

Total Enrollment, Fall 2022

17,843

Undergraduate, Fall 2022

 14,294

Graduate, Fall 2022

3,549

Freshman Class

Enrollment, Fall 2022
2,370

SAT Average*

Average ACT*

ACT Composite Range

1298

27

24-28

Average High School GPA

4.04
Female
64%
Male
36%
Ethnic Diversity
17%
Out of state
20%
North Carolina
80%
SE North Carolina - (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin, Onslow counties)

12%

International
18 countries represented

All figures are current for fall 2022. *2022 was a test-optional year for students

Sources: UNCW Office of Institutional Research and Planning and UNC Student Data Mart
Updated: 11.2022

Degrees Offered

Bachelor 59

Bachelor's/Master's Combo

16

Master's Dual Degrees

4
Master  37
Doctoral
Note: UNCW's 6th doctoral degree, Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, is scheduled to launch in fall 2023, pending final approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 
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Student Success

6-year graduation rate, Fall 2016 cohort
(Graduating from any U.S. institution)

 83.9%
Retention Rate 82.6%

Sources: UNC System Insight Dashboards