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Study in Wilmington

All the information you need about studying in Wilmington as an international student.

Why study in Wilmington?

Wilmington is a port city in North Carolina. It has a strong student population with six higher education institutions located in the city. The city is known for its movie and TV production facilities with many popular US shows being produced in the city. Community arts centers and theaters are very popular in Wilmington offering vast schedules throughout the year. The city’s role in many eras of US history means it has many museums including those focused on WWII and the civil war. Students have all the amenities they need on university campuses and in downtown Wilmington.

For getting around Wilmington there is a bus service, and free trolley service. For getting further afield and seeing more of the US, the city’s airport offers domestic flights to a number of cities including New York, Washington and Chicago.

Universities in Wilmington

Student reviews for Wilmington

  • Asami Minei
    Japan
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Geophysical Sciences
    Tell us about Wilmington
    The city where I study is in Wilmington, NC. Roads without side walks are very scary if you do not have a car and have to walk or cycle. So, I would try to get home from campus early. However, I love the climate here as well as the proximity to the beach. One of my favorite things to do here is to go to produce market to get fresh fruit and ginger ale.
  • Ciaran O'Cleirigh
    Ireland
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Recreation Management
    Tell us about Wilmington
    The city is great. As I said before, we have the beach, lots of acitivites around, we have great bars, breweries and resturants. It's very safe from what I've seen and I enjoy it a lot.
  • Johan Bjorck
    Sweden
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Agribusiness
    Tell us about Wilmington
    Wilmington is a small city but has a number of nice places to go to on the weekends to enjoy yourself and friends.
  • Anamo Kisho
    Ethiopia
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Information Technology
    Tell us about Wilmington
    I am studying in a city called Wilmington. It is a beautiful port city with great weather and amazing people. I feel safe here; I consider this place as my second home and it's very welcoming. Transportation is bad, people definitely need a car. It does have nice shopping center and at night the downtown and the river walk is gorgeous.
  • Dimitra Tzialla
    United States
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    University of North Carolina Wilmington Digital Marketing
    Tell us about Wilmington
    The city I lived in was not safe or international-student friendly. There is no public transportation, therefore international students cannot easily move around town. Moreover, there are not sidewalks to walk.

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