The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has proven itself to be full of good things among higher education institutions. The Southeastern North Carolina 4-year college has yet again stolen the show in national rankings for 2007.
According to Kiplinger’s 2007 rankings, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is one of the top five “Best Values” among public universities in the state of North Carolina. It’s not surprising seeing that UNC Wilmington has been in the top 5 for the state of NC in the Kiplinger report since 2003.
UNCW has also been recently ranked 35th nationally for “best value” for in-state students as well as 51st for out-of-state students. Kiplinger noted that “schools in the top 100 are noteworthy for their combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs.” UNCW boasts a top-notch, knowledgeable, full-time faculty throughout their numerous degree departments including marine studies, nursing courses, and master’s degree paths just to name a few. Also, tuition costs are some of the lowest in the state coming in at a little over $2,000 a semester for 12 hours of instruction.
UNCW is not the only public North Carolina university to rank well. Of the 15 other institutions, eleven of them appear in the January 2007 listing of Kiplinger’s Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges. The top three best values above #4 UNCW are James Madison University, the College of New Jersey, and Truman State.
“This is truly exciting news,” UNCW Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo stated. “Our number one goal is to provide the most powerful learning experience possible for our students. These rankings clearly recognize that UNCW continues to offer its students an educational experience of the highest quality, one that is both accessible and affordable.”
Furthermore, UNCW has top rankings from U.S.News & World Report and The Princeton Review. For its ninth consecutive year UNCW has been named one of the top ten public master’s universities in the South. According to U.S.News & World Report, UNCW has been ranked 7th for each and every one of those nine years.
UNC-Wilmington received the 2007 “Best in the Southeast” title by The Princeton Review. UNCW is one of the best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid of all the most academically outstanding colleges in the nation.
It is these high numbers that keep UNCW a leading and popular university among students of all ages and backgrounds.