- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.


What are others saying about Western Carolina University?

Academic Rigor
Dorm Life
Food and Dining
Bang for the buck
Clubs and Activities
Campus Safety
Most Helpful Review for Western Carolina University
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Brianna from NC
  • 35 out of 37 people found this review helpful

Its small enough that you'll recognize or know a lot of people, but big enough that everyone is not in your business. The smaller class sizes are a huge advantage because you are able to get more time with the professor when you need help.

Read the full review

To find more tips for prospective students, what to do for fun and whether this school is great for a particular type of student read the 121 reviews for Western Carolina University

Got something to say?
Create an account to write a review

Need more information?

Curious about something that isn't answered here? Feel free to ask Western Carolina University a question

Discuss this School on Facebook

Discussion Rules and Guidelines
  • Don't be a hater. Be polite and respectful. We ban people who post offensive comments.
  • The college may or may not be monitoring these discussions. You can always ask this college a question.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Cappex Support:


Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
  • 0
  • Emily from Morganton, NC
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Western Carolina is a school up in the mountains. It is beautiful, because of all the nature that are surrounding the school. There are many many activities that can be done at this school, such as rafting, rock climbing, etc...

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

    Western Carolina University is a great university. It is academically driven as well as socially driven. Western Carolina university's community is close and have a lot going on.

    Read More
  • 0
  • SARAH from Fletcher, NC
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is a great school for those looking for an outdoor experience in the mountains of NC. The professors are down to earth, while also being some of the best in their fields. The facilities are wonderfully managed, clean, and enjoyable for living.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Lauren from Gastonia, NC
  • Jul-31-2014 I am a past student here

    You can find a variety of people and groups here. It has all the small town charm with proximity to the big city and various outdoor activities. If you like simple life and outdoor adventures, this would be the place for you.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Leslie from Raleigh, NC
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a past student here

    WCU is located in a beautiful location in the Appalachian Mountains. LOTS of outdoor activity. Low student to professor ratio.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Robert from Cherokee, NC
  • Jun-02-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    WCU has great workout facilities, amazing professors that actually care, and a long standing tradition for having an outstanding athletic department. WCU also have a huge greek village and is actively involved in many of the community services around the school.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Michael from Taylorsville, NC
  • May-22-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I walked on to campus for open house and honestly I felt right at home. The campus is absolutely gorgeous.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Miranda from Weaverville, NC
  • May-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Western Carolina University is the college for students who enjoy the outdoors and love to feel at home. The atmosphere at this campus is very down to earth and there is always something to do. Plus the staff and the classes are great.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Alicia from Winston Salem, NC
  • Apr-19-2014 I am a current student here

    WCU has been an awesome experience for me as a freshman and I look forward to returning for my Sophomore year. The campus is very clean and it's easy to get around. I have been able to make lot's of friends and everyone helps each other out.

    Read More