UNCW Recognized with High Marks by U.S. News and World Report

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 regional universities in the South, the University announced today. UNCW also maintained its top ten ranking as one of the best public institutions in the South on this year’s “Best Colleges” rankings.  

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” regional list is comprised of schools that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs in four geographic regions – North, South, Midwest and West.

“UNCW is proud to be continuously recognized as a premier institution in our region by U.S. News & World Report,” said Chancellor William A. Sederburg. “As a public university, UNCW strives to provide students with world-class facilities and programs, and this ranking illustrates the strength of this, which is made possible by our renowned faculty and staff.”

U.S. News & World Report featured UNCW’s Watson College of Education on their “2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans” list earlier this year. UNCW tied at #22 with UNC Pembroke.

This fall, The Princeton Review recognized UNCW as one of the “Best in the Southeast” on their “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition” list. Most recently, UNCW was featured on Washington Monthly’s 2014 Best-Bang-For-The-Buck” list in two different categories: #23 overall for “All Schools” and #12 for “Master’s Universities.”

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is widely acknowledged for its superb faculty and staff and a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is continuously recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability. UNCW is dedicated to offering a community rich in diversity and inclusion, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts.