University of North Carolina - Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is one of the 17 constituent institutions of the multi-campus state university. The University of North Carolina, chartered by the N.C. General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century.
UNCW offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Social Work degrees. Graduate programs lead to the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, Master of Public Administration, Master of School Administration, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Doctor of Education in educational leadership, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy in marine biology and applied and experimental psychological science degrees.
The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) coordinates many of the events that take place on campus including the Friday and Saturday night film series, open mic nights, concerts, art gallery openings, comedy shows and a series of homecoming events. This student-run organization is made up of the following committees: Concerts, Spirit, Homecoming, Arts and Activities, and Films. Over 100 students participate in the coordination of ACE events and learn skills such as contract negotiation, marketing, delegation, time management and program planning.
Student life is enriched at UNCW by a broad spectrum of activities, many of which occur in or around the Campus Life facilities which includes the Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center. The Fisher Student Center is a 63,000 square foot facility which houses student organization offices in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center, meeting rooms, lounges, study areas, the University Bookstore, Lumina Theater ? a 330-seat movie theater, Sharky?s Game Room and box office, and views of the Campus Commons.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is located in the southeastern part of the state on a 661-acre tract midway between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The city of Wilmington is situated on the east bank of the Cape Fear River about 15 miles from Carolina Beach and 10 miles from Wrightsville Beach. The metropolitan statistical area, of which Wilmington is a part, now has a population in excess of 360,000. Several main highways lead into the city, and commercial air service provides easy access to other metropolitan areas north, south, and west.
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