Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
With the early action deadline quickly approaching, many of you might be busy gathering recommendation letters, transcripts, and taking standardized tests. Such is the nature of this season. As you begin to finalize your application, you might have questions about the personal essay and short answer question. In order to make this time of year a bit less hectic, we've created a personal essay and short answer question tutorial. This tutorial will allow you to view the prompts for the personal essay and short answer question, get advice directly from our office, and learn the best ways to submit these items. It's quick, easy, and will hopefully make the application process less stressful and more exciting.
Click: Personal Essay and Short Answer Question tutorial
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 8:07 AM
Monday, September 17, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Did you know that the Wilmington Gary Shell Cross-City trail now goes through UNCW's campus? To learn more about this great new addition to the Wilmington community visit the link below!
Wilmington Gary Shell Cross-City Trail
Wilmington Gary Shell Cross-City Trail
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 1:38 PM
Friday, June 22, 2012
Congratulations to the UNCW Surf Team for placing third at the 2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships last weekend in Dana Point, California! One of UNC Wilmington's most popular club sports, the UNCW Surf Team has now been one the top four teams in the country for four consecutive years, and placed third for the second consecutive year. Team member Tony Silvagni, UNCW student and founder of the Tony Silvagni Surf School, even placed first in the collegiate longboarding category, not only helping UNCW place third but also the highest of all East Coast schools in the competition.
"As coach of the surf team, I am very proud of our team's performance at Nationals this year. As a professor, I am even more proud that our team GPA is 3.0. These students are true scholar athletes," said McNamara. Dr. McNamara is a professor of physics and physical oceanography on campus.
The team competed against other collegiate surf teams such as San Diego State, UC Santa Barbara, Florida Institute of Technology, Mira Costa, University of Central Florida, Saddleback, Flagler, UC San Diego, University of North Florida, Cal State San Marcos, UCLA, University of San Diego and USC. Congratulations again to these tremendous scholar athletes for their incredible achievement!
To learn more about the UNCW Surf Team, visit http://student.uncw.edu/org/surfclub/.
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 10:26 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2012
If you are an admitted student who has graduated or is nearing graduation, it is necessary that UNCW receives a copy of your final high school transcript showing all senior year grades. The transcript must verify the actual graduation date, not the expected graduation date. UNCW also requires official sealed documentation for any advanced credit that you may be eligible for. This includes: community college or university-level coursework completed while in high school, AP credit, and IB credit.
Final high school transcripts and other documents should be sent to UNCW as soon as possible at the following address:
UNCW Office of Admissions
601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5904
For further information, please refer to Step 7 in the Required section of your Teal Ticket.
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 12:14 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2012
UNCW Campus Dining has received a national award for a New Orleans themed event hosted in Wagoner Hall, UNCW's main campus dining facility, last fall. The event served as a tie-in event with Synergy, UNCW's Common Reading Program. Synergy is a common reading reading experience designed to help build community among university students, primarily freshman students, faculty and staff by encouraging them to read one book together at the start of each academic year. This year's reading selection was Zeitoun, a non-fiction account of one man's decision to remain in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The book, centered around a prosperous Syrian-American man, highlights the issues of injustice and social responsibility.
While the University community was reading Zeitoun, Campus Dining was planning a special event to be included in the University's event series surrounding the book. The aptly named "NOLA Lunch" incorporated traditional aspects of New Orleans food and culture into an event that reinforced what the community learned by reading the book. The event was then nominated and subsequently received Gold in the annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).
"Feeding large numbers of students nutritious, high quality food on a daily basis is a big job," said Brian Dailey, director of Auxiliary Services, "but at UNCW we think Campus Dining can do even more than that. Dining is a large part of campus life, and offers many opportunities to partner with the academic community to reinforce what students are studying and learning. The NOLA Lunch was an excellent example of how well this approach can work."
Information on Campus Dining Services can be found at http://uncw.edu/dining/. For more information on the event, please visit the full article below!
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 12:02 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2012
UNCW Environmental Studies professor Dr. Paul Hearty has just received a tremendous grant from the National Science Foundation, one that will fully fund a team of world-class researchers studying climate change and its potential future implications.
Dr. Hearty is one of five principal investigators on a project designed to provide a comprehensive model of past climate change by studying various interconnected aspects of the biosphere, including the Earth's crust, oceans, atmosphere and ice sheets. The main target of their study is an era of history known as the Mid-Pliocene Climatic Optimum (PLIOMAX), an era which has been identified as a time period that closely resembles the environmental conditions predicted by current models of climate change. Fossil data and geological data from this ancient warming period will be used to build improved databases of sea-levels and ice sheet behavior, as well as provide the raw data for experiments that hope to predict the future global sea level under various climate change scenarios. The ultimate goal of this project is to provide more accurate predictions of future sea-level rises and ice sheet behavior.
Dr. Hearty will collaborate on the $4.25 million, five-year study with Dr. Maureen Raymo of Columbia University, who has affectionately named Dr. Hearty "The Rock Whisperer," for his extensive expertise in field geology. Along with Dr. Hearty and Dr. Raymo are geoscientist Rob DeConto from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, physicist Jerry Mitrovica of Harvard University and earth scientist David Pollard of Penn State.
For more information on this important and potentially influential study, please visit the link to the full article below.
UNCW Professor Part of Major NSF Grant for Climate Change Research
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 5:08 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Office of Housing and Residence Life at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers students a safe, affordable, and well-maintained residential facilities, complemented by exceptional customer service from highly trained staff. The department fosters inclusive communities for holistic student learning by promoting personal responsibility, offering intentional programming, and providing leadership development opportunities.
Each year almost 96 percent of first year students make the decision to live on-campus while attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. You'll find living on-campus to be one of your best moves yet! Our residence halls, suites and apartments provide students with an affordable convenient and welcoming living experience.
When you reside with us, you'll be connected to some of the biggest events and happenings around campus, not to mention the volleyball and basketball courts, game rooms, spacious programming spaces, and technologically advanced study spaces throughout our facilities. Best of all, avoid the hassle of multiple bills and grocery shopping; living on-campus is an all-inclusive payment (rent, cable, internet, water and phone) with meal plan options that allow you a variety of campus dining locations. When you join us as a first year student, you're guaranteed the opportunity to remain on-campus through graduation. Come and make the move!
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 3:40 AM
Friday, March 30, 2012
The paws4peopleTM foundation has formed a unique partnership with UNC Wilmington, offering an assistance dog training program to interested students, the only one of its kind in the nation! The founder of the paws4people TM foundation, Kyria Henry, has developed a four-semester curriculum in which students from various majors can learn about the training and utilization of service dogs, and is teaching the curriculum as well. Over the final two semesters of the program students, in addition to their coursework, are even responsible for the 24/7 training and care of a dog going through the program, ultimately placing them with a client. The paws4peopleTM foundation was created by Ms. Henry to train and place specialized dogs with adolescents under 14 years of age who live with various physical, mental, physiological and psychological disabilities, as well as with military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.
The paws4peopleTM foundation, which is comprised of the paws4peopleTM program and the paws4vetsTM program, will be hosting an assistance dog graduation ceremony this weekend to honor more than 20 new service dogs and their clients, many of whom our UNCW students have worked with throughout the course of the program. The event will be held at the Carolina Beach Courtyard by Marriott from noon-3 p.m.
The paws4peopleTM foundation currently services nine states in the surrounding region, with service dogs and handlers who have conducted more than 322,000 educational and therapeutic contacts over 19,200 visits, as well as more than 200 dogs in private placement. For more information on this incredible foundation, please visit http://paws4people.org.
UNCW Students in One-of-a-Kind Program Lend Their Paws to Service Dog Graduation
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 7:41 AM
Friday, March 16, 2012
UNC Wilmington recently received another prestigious accolade by the Princeton Review, naming our institution one of America's "Best Value" public colleges, now for the fourth consecutive year! UNCW has been included among 150 institutions from across the nation in Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges: 2012 edition," and lauded by the publication's editors for remaining "true to its small school roots" despite its growing population.
"It is a great honor for UNC Wilmington to again be chosen by the Princeton Review as one of its "Best Value" universities," said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "The UNC system boasts one of the lower in-state tuitions in the nation, and we strive to match that with the highest quality instruction and hands-on opportunities for our students to participate in undergraduate research, high-level scholarship and outreach/community involvement projects. This distinction from the Princeton Review is a tribute to the dedication of UNCW's faculty and staff to the success of our students."
650 colleges and universities were chosen by the company to be reviewed for this tremendous honor. Recipients were selected based not only on institutional data but by student opinion surveys as well.
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 6:05 AM
Friday, February 10, 2012
While the growing number of submission methods for college applications has helped connect students with many universities they may have been previously unaware of, this increased access can often come with a heavy price. The dangers of becoming a stealth applicant- a high school student who never contacts a college before submitting an application- are becoming ever more present, and many students do not realize the negative impacts this distinction can have on their college application, despite how well they may look academically.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Do you have international students interested in conserving the world's resources and protecting the environment?
The UNCW Office of Admissions would like to share with you an exciting opportunity being offered exclusively to international students! Effective Spring 2013 term, UNCW will offer an International Scholars in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies (ISMES) Program. The ISMES program, offered through the Department of Biology and Marine Biology and the Department of Environmental Studies, will offer international students the opportunity to receive a degree from UNCW in just three years. Students will select a degree program in either Marine Biology or Environmental Studies. The program stresses a hands-on and research oriented approach to learning, and addresses conservation issues of local, national, and international importance.
For more information on the ISMES program and how to apply, please direct your students to the ISMES program website- http://uncw.edu/admissions/ismes.html.
We are excited to offer this new opportunity and look forward to working with your talented international students interested in the program!
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Don't forget that the deadline for Regular Decision applications is February 1st, 2012! If you hit submit on your application or it is postmarked by this date, you will be considered for admission to UNCW. Supplemental application items such as your transcript or letters of recommendation can follow by mail over the next week or so to help complete your application.
Please continue to check the status of your application by logging onto your SeaLevel account. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 6:41 AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
MTV's hit show "The Buried Life" will be asking students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington "What do you want to do before you die?" On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Association for Campus Entertainment will host show cast members Ben and Dave in UNC Wilmington's Warwick Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A and a meet and greet for audience members.
Friday, January 13, 2012
UNCW has received some exciting news to start the New Year! Kiplinger's has ranked UNC Wilmington 15th in the nation as a "Best Value" among public universities. This is up from 27th in 2011's ranking. Each year Kiplinger's ranks four year institutions "that deliver a stellar education at an affordable price."
"Providing the highest quality academic experience at the lowest possible cost is a consistent goal for UNCW," said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "Even in the current economic environment, in which we have experienced significant and sustained state budget reductions over a several-year period, we have steadfastly refused to sacrifice quality. This recognition is a testament to the resolve of our faculty and staff to provide our students with a powerful learning experience."
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 7:43 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Have you ever wanted to know more about our academic offerings? January 16 through January 22, you’ll be able to access information about Business, Education, and Nursing. Through pre-recorded Webinars, we have provided in-depth information and answer questions most commonly asked by prospective students. The Webinars are presented by expert faculty and staff, who cover all aspects of majors in these three traditional departments. To gain access to the webinars, make sure you visit starting January 16th for your Sneak Peek at the Dub!
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 10:22 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
We would like to share with you an event that UNCW will be participating in tomorrow, January 12th, 2012. CollegeWeek Live, a company responsible for hosting virtual college fairs and admission events for prospective college students, will be having an event entitled "Paying for College," tomorrow from 12pm-10pm. As you can imagine, this event will contain great information on financial aid and other options parents and students can use to help cover the costs of a college education. Among many other colleges and universities, UNC Wilmington will host live chat hours for prospective students and parents during the event if they wish to chat with a representative to learn more about UNCW and our admission process. Our chat hours are scheduled from 12pm-8pm. We hope you will share this information with your interested students!
The event and virtual college fair are free. To register, students can visit the CollegeWeek Live website. We look forward to chatting with them at this very informative event!
Posted by UNCW Admissions at 1:46 PM