Monday, August 16, 2010

Forbes Ranks UNCW!

UNCW has been included in Forbe's prestigious publication "America's Best Colleges" 2011 Edition! The publication reviews schools all across the country through a wide variety of criteria.  Most importantly, however, is the fact that one of the main criteria institutions are evaluated on is the power of the student experience, and Forbe's obtains this information from the students of the schools themselves.  Thank you so much to our students, who enjoy this wonderful community so much and so adamantly believe in the unique experience we provide, because without you we would have never received such an esteemed accolade!

Only 9% of all the 6,600 institutions in the country pass evaluation by Forbes before even being considered for review into this publication.  Within that 9%, or only 610 schools, UNCW ranks 311!  This also ranks UNCW 7th among all public and private universities in North Carolina, and second only to UNC-Chapel Hill within the UNC System.  Click on the link to read the full article!  Forbes magazine

Thank you again to our students for their unwavering support! We look forward to entering another promising academic year with you! 

Go Seahawks!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Seahawk Saturday Registration is now OPEN!!!

Seahawk Saturday, our fall open house, will be taking place on Saturday, September 25th, 2010! Registration is for prospective high school seniors only, and is now open. You can register via your SeaLevel account. If you already have an account, check your list of invitations to make sure you have been invited! If you do not have a SeaLevel account, click here SeaLevel sign in to create one! You will receive an invitation shortly after creating your account.

We look forward to seeing you at Seahawk Saturday!

Go Seahawks!

Friday, August 6, 2010

UNCW students and professors team up to study the N.C Coast!

A team of students and professors, including Dr. Lawerence Cahoon and Dr. Thomas E. Lankford from the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, have received $6,000 from the N.C Sea Grant to study six beaches along the North Carolina coastline!
The research, requested by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will be used to provide data on our coastal environment under normal, natural conditions, as a basis for future comparison if oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, or from anywhere else, were ever to reach our shores.
Click on the link to see more about how these students and professors are working together in this amazing opportunity!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

UNCW's 2011-2012 Application for Admission is Now Available!

The application for admission for all student types for 2011-2012 is now OPEN! UNC Wilmington encourages the use of our electronic application through SeaLevel.

UNCW's 2011-2012 Application for Admission will utilize your existing SeaLevel account. If you do not yet have a SeaLevel account, click the link above to create an account and apply online today! Students may also download our paper application for Freshman Admission by clicking here

Please mail all paper applications to:
UNCW Office of Admissions
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-5904
For questions or further information, please contact the UNCW Office of Admissions at 910.962.3243 or 

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Admissions Counselor

Hello Seahawk Nation,

My name is Tom Tascone, and I am the new Freshman Admissions Coordinator for the Office of Admissions!  I just wanted to take some time to introduce myself to you all this morning, and let you know how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful community!

I was born and raised in the great state of New York, in a busy little town called Massapequa Park.  From an early age I developed a great interest in all things Marine Biology, and upon high school graduation I was ready to move down to North Carolina and begin my undergraduate education at UNCW!

The world was my oyster, and while I did receive my Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, I fell in love with the great campus atmosphere UNCW had to offer and, through my campus involvement, developed an equally passionate interest in higher education and student affairs.  And, as they say, the rest is history!

My passions are helping others, making a difference, and overall, leaving every place I encounter in life better than I found it, and so I welcome all of you to contact me at any time, for anything admissions related as well as anything else you may need.  I am assigned regionally to the high schools in the western part of North Carolina, but I hold an open-door policy to anyone willing to knock! I'll look forward to hearing from you!

In the words of a great mentor of mine, have a great day, unless you've made other plans!


Tom Tascone
First Year Admission Coordinator
UNCW Class of 2008