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University of North Carolina-Wilmington Cameron School of Business


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Tuition & Fees In-State: $92,704*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $178,982*

Average Salary: $57,570

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 85%

International: 3%

Minority: 12%

First generation college students: 20%

When do students declare their majors: Junior Year

Acceptance Rate: 71%

Average SAT: 1,176

Average GPA: 3.98

HS Class Top Ten: 1%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business dropped to No. 76 in this year’s 2023 rankings from their No. 62 place in our 2022 rankings. Of the three methodological categories, they scored best in Academic Experience – coming in at No. 52.

The Cameron school has an acceptance rate of 71.01% for their most recent incoming class, which was more lenient than last year’s acceptance rate of 60.10% by more than 10%. The incoming class’s average SAT score was nearly the same as last year’s at 1176 compared to last year’s 1174. 

The B-School reports strong employment outcomes, with 84.95% of 2023 grads securing full-time employment within three months of graduation, down a bit from last year’s 89.53%. 

Internship outcomes remained in the 50th percentile – with 53.60% of 2023 grads landing a business-focused internship before graduating relative to 55% for last year’s class. 

With its experiential project work and expansive global experiences, the Cameron School of Business offers a strong undergraduate program that challenges students to learn and grow.


The Cameron School business education places a strong emphasis on project work. Students work on a variety of projects that not only help develop their hard business skills but also their soft skills and creativity. Surveyed alumni rated the opportunities given to them in the business program to nurture and improve soft skills in business (such as verbal and written communication skills, adaptability, delegation, time management) a strong 8.61 average rating. 

“My capstone project really made me consider all areas of business that I had learned about all throughout my time in school,” another alum said. “And working with others on a large project helped mimic teamwork in a career.”


Global learning is one of the main offerings that makes the Cameron School of Business attractive. Students have a number of opportunities to travel abroad and challenge themselves — both on a professional and personal level. 

Students looking for a more traditional study abroad program can choose from one of many partner universities around the globe from schools in France to China. 

Overall, what makes the Cameron School of Business unique are the variety of experiential projects and the global learning opportunities available to undergraduates. Whether it’s through an art project of a business strategy or a study abroad program in France, Cameron students aren’t just on a path of learning business, but also a bit about themselves as well. 

Alumni say:

The Undergraduate Research Project for the Dallas Federal Reserve is the one I would consider to be my Signature Experience. Learning what it takes to research a topic, apply the economic and financial skills learned in classes, and present conclusions to a large audience are key skills and knowledge that I’m able to utilize to this day.”

“Business week is by far one of the most amazing experiences I had at college. I went to so many. Never stop this. Some of those speeches changed my life. All of my teachers were willing to meet me after class, although not all of them were easy on us, I could tell they had a drive to make us students well equipped.”

“I was involved in many experiences, from the Prague project to the Fed Challenge team. These experiences, generally, were team-based and helped me to connect and meet with some of the other great personalities and minds on campus. It was absolutely enthralling, inspiring, and helped me to grow as a student and person.”

“The capstone project allowed us to select a large company and do research and make projections on their next strategic moves. My team and I accurately predicted that Disney would launch its own subscription streaming service.” 

“I was in a global immersion learning experience when studying abroad with the business school at UNCW. I studied in the United Kingdom- University of Hertfordshire. In addition, I attended two years of the business school’s trip to New York City to engage with numerous financial institutions and alumni in the metro area.”