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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
  • 4
  • Panda Brah from Cullowhee, NC
  • Nov-29-2017 I am a current student here

    Courtyard, good breakfast and decent lunch menus. Brown Hal, decent lunch, and dinners. Vary each week and sometimes are themed. Subway and strip markets, nice but you can't use Declining balance or meal exchanges here. Court YArd and Brown Hall businesses, great options for slightly ethnic food or Americanized clihes.

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  • 5
  • Margaret from Asheville, NC
  • Apr-23-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have a wide variety of food, from pizza, to burgers, to breakfast food, to pasta, to Chinese food, to prideful purple ice cream.

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  • 4
  • njm
  • Apr-18-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    lots of choices and the meal plans are very reasonably priced.

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  • 3
  • Andrew from Lexington, NC
  • Dec-23-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining could be better but it could be worse also. The only problem that I have is the fact that dining only stays open late on thursdays- sundays from 11pm to 2am. It would be nice if they had this late night dining option every night for people that have night time labs.

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  • 3
  • Alicja from APO, AE
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    As much as advertisements try to sugar coat this, cafeteria food is what it is. With new construction, more food options should be coming to campus, but if students want to eat really well the best option is to cook some meals themselves. Every dorm has kitchens available, so freshmen aren't at a loss. The biggest challenge usually is finding a ride to Walmart for grocery shopping.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Cullowhee, NC
  • Oct-20-2015 I am a current student here

    Everyone says that the food is terrible. I feel like I'm the only one to disagree but. Honestly its great!

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  • 4
  • Emily from Morganton, NC
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining here feels very comfortable. We have all types of food and you can choose anything you want to eat. We have an upstairs which is like a buffet feel with many types of food. Downstairs we have sections of panda express, freshens, Starbucks, etc...

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    There are about 12 different places where you can get food and they're currently in the process of trying to add more food options. Tons of people go to the cafe for the cookies or late night dining that stays open until 2am Thursday-Sunday.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alicja from APO, AE
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is certainly present on campus, mostly seen in community service projects. There are a wide variety of fraternities and sororities represented. If you are interested in going Greek, there is probably an organization for you here.

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  • 0
  • Spencer from Sanford, NC
  • Dec-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a great opportunity to get involved in. When you become apart of greek life, you become apart of an eternal bond of sisterhoods and brotherhoods.

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  • 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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