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University of North Carolina Wilmington (Wilmington, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 43%
Applicants who took ACT: 68%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 45%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 49%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 49%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 53%
ACT score 24-29: 54%
ACT score 30-36: 7%
ACT score 24+: 61%
Students applied: 11,444
Students admitted: 6,976
Admission rate: 61%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 50%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 13,218
Full-time enrolled men: 4,622
Full-time enrolled women: 7,013
Part-time enrolled men: 473
Part-time enrolled women: 1,110
Freshmen retained: 85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $4,356
Fees (in state): $2,596
Tuition (out of state): $18,324
Fees (out of state): $2,596
Room and board: $10,060
Est. book expense: $1,104
Total cost (in state): $18,116
Total cost (out of state): $32,084
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,804
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,934
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,772
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,902
Average debt at graduation: $26,234

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 60%
Average need-based aid: $6,312
Average non-need-based aid: $3,182

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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