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University of North Carolina Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 87%
Applicants who took ACT: 76%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 40%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 44%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 48%
SAT I Math score 700+: 5%
SAT I Math score 600+: 53%
ACT score 24-29: 52%
ACT score 30-36: 7%
ACT score 24+: 59%
Students applied: 11,523
Students admitted: 6,747
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 49%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 12,952
Full-time enrolled men: 4,550
Full-time enrolled women: 7,140
Part-time enrolled men: 465
Part-time enrolled women: 797
Freshmen retained: 84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,188
Fees (in state): $2,503
Tuition (out of state): $18,054
Fees (out of state): $2,503
Room and board: $9,466
Est. book expense: $1,082
Total cost (in state): $17,239
Total cost (out of state): $31,105
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,812
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,386
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,678
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,252
Average debt at graduation: $25,644

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 58%
Average need-based aid: $2,427
Average non-need-based aid: $3,853

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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