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Western Carolina University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,202 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 17 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $138,417)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,034)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 42 39 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 14 13 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 9 6 - -
Soccer - 26 - -
Softball - 15 - -
Tennis - 6 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 1.7%
Non-resident alien 2.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.5%
Two or more races 0.3%
White/non-Hispanic 80.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Western Carolina University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 59
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 41
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Susan from Conover, NC
  • 3
  • Freshmen are required to live on campus. This is important because it provides you with opportunities to become involved with the university and exposes you to a greater variety of…

  • May-20-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from Clayton, NC
  • 4
  • I recommend living on campus for your first year. You get to be with everyone, be very close to your classes, and you will be more involved with activities on…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Krysta from Hickory, NC
  • 4
  • The dorms at Western vary for each one. The Honors College dorm, Balsam, and Blueridge are neighboring buildings both dorms include air condition and a private bathroom. Scott is considered…

  • Mar-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Lauren from Gastonia, NC
  • Jul-31-2014 I am a past student here

    MCALLISTERS and STARBUCKS! The rest is just a glorified food court and a dining hall. There are other small places to eat on campus but the Courtyard is by far the best.

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  • 4
  • Savannah from Franklin, NC
  • Jul-09-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have only eaten at the cafeteria once, but the food was quite good. The cooks there are friendly and can pretty much make whatever you ask them to. I will definitely be eating there regularly when school begins.

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  • 4
  • Robert from Cherokee, NC
  • Jun-02-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeteria food is actually delicious and the employees there seem to care. Most of the time they too are students at the college. So it also provides a simple job while going to classes there if anyone would be interested.

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  • 4
  • Alicia from Winston Salem, NC
  • Apr-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall has 6 or 7 different stations serving a variety of food and there are snack areas through campus as well. The process is very easy based off of the food plan you choose and the food is very good. There are microwaves and stoves in specified areas in the dorms if you'd like to make your own with the fast food places just down the road.

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  • 5
  • Brittney from Cullowhee, NC
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot to choose from on campus! There is a chickfila, papa johns, a small sushi place that has it prepackaged. There is also a smoothie place, a burger joint, panda express, Einstiens bagel shop, McCalisters. The upstairs dining hall is the best. This is a buffet style dining hall and you will really get your moneys worth. You can eat as much as you want, for a low cost. They are usually always open and also stay open for late night dining on the weekends.

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  • 4
  • Alishia
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is okay. Einstein Brothers is the best! The upstairs dining hall is okay and offers a lot.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from APEX, NC
  • Feb-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Foods pretty good on most days, there's your usual cafeteria with several stations downstairs including Hispanic food, a burger station and Chinese food. Plus there is a crepe station that serves smoothies and ice cream. Then you have your convenient stores that serve sandwiches and the like.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Robert from Cherokee, NC
  • Jun-02-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life is phenominal on campus. The village is large with a vollyball pit, a commons area with pool tables and tv's, and a huge field for out door competitions.

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  • 0
  • Brittney from Cullowhee, NC
  • Apr-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not part of Greek Life, so I don't have as much to say as something who does. My best friend is part of Greek Life here and she loves it. She says that she would not of been able to make friends if she didn't, because she has a hard time making friends. The Greek Life on campus is great and they do a lot to help the community and are always involved in something. There is a fraternity off campus, called Pike. People say not to go to there house, because they are womanizers and have a bad reputation.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from APEX, NC
  • Feb-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of fraternities and sororities on campus, they have their own section of campus called The Village where you can see the majority of their dorm houses. They are always looking for new members to join and have frequent charity events and donations to help with multiple organizations.

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  • 0
  • Cameron from Raleigh, NC
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    There are different types of greek life, so if you're interested you'll be sure to find one that fits you. There are even music sororities and fraternities on campus. Every semester there is a recruitment event so you can learn about the different organizations, and find out which one fits you.

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  • 0
  • Haley from Morganton, NC
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    WCU has 23 Fraternities and Sororities that any student with at least 15 credit hours are eligible to join.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Franklin, NC
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek life, but it seems to be pretty cool. Most people who are involved in it live in a section on campus called The Village. I heard the dues for Greek life are not too bad, so if you are interested in it, go for it!

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  • 0
  • Shanon from Culowhee, NC
  • Aug-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very big on campus and is supported well. There are many organizations for everybody, just look around until you find one you like.

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  • 0
  • Heather from Havelock, NC
  • Aug-04-2013 I am a current student here

    The sororities and fraternities always seems to be having a blast. They are one big family and always helping each other out.

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  • 0
  • Echo from Havelock, NC
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    I do not know much about Greek life. I know that there are a decent number of people involved in Greek life and that there is a Christian Sorority that I like, but I do not know much else about it.

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