The University is located in the southeastern part of the state, near the historic district of Wilmington, four miles from the Cape Fear River and five miles west of Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic Coast. Moss-laden oaks, towering pines, expansive lawns and stately brick surround the scenic 661-acre tract on Highway 132 (College Road). By car, UNCW is accessible via I-40, and U.S. Highways 421, 17 and 74-76. USAir, and ASA Delta Airlines offer flights into New Hanover International Airport, only minutes from campus.