UNCW retains high regional ranking
September 10, 2013By Keith Larsen
The University of the North Carolina Wilmington received high rankings in a recent U.S News & World Report.
UNCW ranked 15th overall as one of the best regional universities in the South, and ranked sixth in the regional public universities rankings in the South, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” released on Tuesday.
While ranking high, UNCW did fall in the rankings from last year’s rankings – where the university was formerly the 14th best regional university in the South, and fourth overall in regional public universities in the South, according to the 2013 U.S. News and World Report.
The rankings coincide with other benchmarks that UNCW embarked upon this year.
The start of the 2013 school year marked the first year UNCW had an enrollment of over 14,000 students, while the incoming freshman class also set high ranks with an average overall GPA of 4.06 and an SAT score of 1190, according to a news release.
“UNCW has just welcomed our largest freshman class, with record SAT scores and GPAs, so this honor from U.S. News & World Report is particularly well-timed – in addition to being a point of deep pride for our faculty and students," said UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller in a news release.
The rankings by the U.S. News & World Report succeeded the Princeton Review’s designation of UNCW as one of the “Best in the Southeast” on its “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” The Wilmington-based public university was also ranked 13th-best in the nation on Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck.”