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Military Admission - Overview

J. Marshall Crews in his book From These Beginnings about the founding of UNCW, stated that "On September 4, 1947, at 4 p.m., Wilmington College, with seventeen faculty members, opened the doors to 238 students, seventy-five percent of whom were veterans.” Since that time UNCW has become one of the leading universities in the southeast and maintains a deep tradition of educating and collaborating with local military personnel - both active-duty and retired - and their spouses and families.

The UNCW community is dedicated to supporting "Seahawks Who Serve", having created specific admission processes for both active-duty and veteran members of the armed services.. Additionally, the university operates several extension campuses in Onslow County at Coastal Carolina Community College (CCCC), MCB Camp Lejeune, and MCAS New River.

November 22 - Seahawks Who Serve: Exclusive Visit Program for Active Duty,
Veterans and Military Dependents. Learn more!

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