About UNCW

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Seahawk Points of Pride

(since July 2015)

  • UNCW received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors for two new doctorates – the Doctorate in Nursing Practice and the Ph.D. in Psychology, bringing the university’s current doctoral programs total to four.
  • The Public Health Studies Program in UNCW’s School of Health and Applied Human Sciences received accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, one of just four standalone undergraduate programs in the nation to receive the designation.
  • Donors contributed more than $14.9 million to the University of North Carolina Wilmington during Fiscal Year 2015-16, setting a single-year record.
  • Moody’s Investors Services upgraded UNCW’s general revenue debt to Aa3 stable outlook from A1 positive. UNCW’s important role as a favorably located public university and member of the UNC system, a track record of state support, growing financial reserves and overall strengthening student demand were factors in the new rating, the report states.
  • UNCW expanded its outreach to the Armed Services and military-affiliated students through the establishment of the Office of Military Affairs. 
  • Five athletic programs – baseball, women’s tennis, men’s soccer, men’s golf, and women’s volleyball -- received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for placing among the top 10 nationally in the classroom. The program also had one of its best seasons in a decade with 2 CAA championships, 4 NCAA team post-seasons and 4 NCAA individual post-seasons.
  • UNCW’s outstanding reputation has repeatedly earned accolades for high quality, affordability and service to military-affiliated students from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and The Education Trust, among others. Recently, UNCW was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, which highlights the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities. See more here: www.uncw.edu/rankings
  • UNCW was one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year among master’s institutions in the United States.
  • In an effort to increase UNCW’s global presence, the university signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing collaborations between the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, France; University of British Columbia, Canada; and the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.