"This ranking is an honor for our institution," said UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "It reflects the highest quality learning experiences, which our faculty and staff provide to our students every day. I am proud that UNCW has been able to continue our focus on quality, particularly in the current economic environment, by making the most of our resources through efficiency and innovation."
UNC Wilmington has become the obvious first choice for a growing number of high-achieving high school students. The 2011 entering freshman class came to UNCW from 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, 42 states across the nation, and 25 countries around the world.
1) Among all 127 public and private universities in the South that provide a full range of undergraduate and master's level programs, UNCW is ranked number 11, up from its ranking of 13 on last year's list.
2) UNCW is again included on the list of "up-and-coming" master's universities in the South. UNCW is tied for number 3 in the region, placing it in the company of 46 colleges and universities nationally that U.S.News & World Report identified as making the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities.