Congratulations! You are now part of one of the best college experiences in the United States. UNCW ranks among the 100 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. As UNCW students, we want to help you develop thorough knowledge in your fields of study. We also hope you will cultivate a capacity for resourceful thinking, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a keen interest in diversity and community engagement.
Our faculty and staff have a national reputation for providing students like you with the best educational experiences possible. From academic programs and campus activities to new buildings, upgraded technology, and student-centered services, our university excels at supporting students. As a doctoral university known for high research activity, UNCW offers students a wide range of opportunities for research experiences with faculty mentors.
The UNCW community has a reputation for responding with integrity, innovation, and a “can-do” attitude that makes our community special. We have relied on our strengths to navigate the pandemic, hurricanes and other challenges. By working together, we will continue to soar in the years ahead.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a transfer student from another university or community college, a veteran or military-affiliated student, or a professional seeking to enhance your career, UNCW offers many ways for you to achieve your goals. You belong here with us, so find your Seahawk spirit and jump right into making the most of your time at UNCW!
Best wishes for your continued success,
Jose V. Sartarelli
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am honored to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As an alumna and the parent of a recent graduate, I know that a great experience awaits you as a student at UNCW.
Our faculty and staff are outstanding educators, mentors and guides. As you begin your journey with UNCW, rest assured that our faculty and staff will work closely with you to help you achieve your educational goals. Consider what you want to achieve as a student and make the most of your Seahawk experience, whether you attend classes on campus, online or a combination of both.
During the past year, the UNCW community worked together to navigate the global pandemic. As difficult as this time was for all of us, UNCW students, faculty and staff collaboratively tackled each challenge with the Seahawk spirit that makes our university so special.
Congratulations on becoming members of the UNCW community. Best wishes for your continued success.
Gidget Kidd ‘91
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees