Apartments Near UNCW


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Finding Houses & Apartments For Rent Near UNCW

College Pads works hard to help college students find the best UNCW off-campus housing options near campus. Whether you are looking for an apartment or house for rent, College Pads is your number one resource for UNCW Off-Campus Housing.

Finding apartments near UNCW has always been a chore. At College Pads we are fixing that. All of our off-campus housing options have been verified and approved by our diligent team of campus managers. We even follow up with you and the landlord to make sure you have found your perfect house. Because there are so many options to consider before making a responsible renting decision, check out our UNCW apartment hunting guide below.


UNCW Off-Campus Housing Guide

When To Start Searching For Wilmington, NC Apartments & Houses

If you’re a student hoping to get out of those dorms next fall and into a house or apartment near UNCW, you’re going to want to begin your search for a new home starting right after you come back from winter break. For those looking for a UNCW apartment or house with two or more bedrooms, definitely get moving on signing a lease as quickly as you can, but a good rule of thumb is to get a place locked down before May, no matter what size unit you’re trying to find.  

Rent Prices in Wilmington, NC

For a beach town, Wilmington has fairly reasonable housing rates – it’s possible to find a UNCW off-campus housing option that is fairly inexpensive and on the nicer end of things. If you’re looking to live on your own in a studio or one-bedroom apartment, plan on paying a significantly higher cost per month – on average, single-person units cost between $200 and $300 more per month than two, three, or four-bedroom homes. However, these kind of places often include amenities or utilities in the cost of monthly rent, so it can balance out the pricing a little bit. If you’re definitely looking to save some cash, living with a few roommates is the way to go.

Check out the average cost breakdown per bedroom below: 

How much do 1 bedroom apartments near the UNC Wilmington cost?
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is $894.

How much do 2 bedroom apartments near the UNC Wilmington cost?
The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is $376.

How much do 3 bedroom apartments near the UNC Wilmington cost?
The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is $233.

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Life at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

UNC Wilmington students have access to a ton of great food, particularly both down-home-Southern-comfort-style cooking and (you guessed it!) seafood. Wilmington has plenty of awesome dining to offer the many visitors they receive every year, and residents of the town reap the benefits. The nightlife is also pretty much centered around the student population, which means that there are tons of bars that offer great drink deals, as well as nightly entertainment. You won’t want to miss any of these student favorites!


  • Chops Deli
  • Flaming Amy’s Burrito Bar
  • Casey’s Buffet Barbecue
  • South College Sandwiches
  • The Dixie Grill


  • Satellite Bar and Lounge
  • Lula’s Pub
  • The Blind Elephant
  • JohnnyLukes KitchenBar
  • Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern