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Most Helpful Review for Western Carolina University
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Brianna from NC
  • 38 out of 40 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.

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  • Alexis from High Point , NC
  • May-08-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    At first, of course, they promote the school to be small, intimate, and engaging and and overall great school with great programs. However, as a resident in NC I have heard that this school discriminates towards the minority population, particularly the Black/African Americans. Sure they have great programs, but if you are against discrimination I recommend not applying or attending.

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

    WCU is a school full of friendly faces. Western has one of the best band programs in the eastern U.S. Western is a great school if you're looking to receive a teaching degree.

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  • Katelyn from Winston Salem, NC
  • Oct-21-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is really nice and the school feels big but actually is small. They offer the interior design program i was looking for. This school is perfect for what I was looking for.

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

    wcu is right for me because it is a big, small university all wrapped up in one.they have the right program for me and the campus and surrounding area are beautiful.i feel like i won't just be a number at this school.

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

    Western is a hidden gem. Nestled right where the Smokies and Blue Ridge Mountains meet, you will find a community of creative people driven to explore and create a better world. Once you come to Cullowhee, you will never want to leave.

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  • Jared from High Point, NC
  • Nov-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Western Carolina University has a beautiful campus that is surrounded by mountains. You can go hiking and go white water rafting. Its cold up there so make sure to bring a jacket.

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

    I love it here. The environment is amazing the students here are so diverse and just cool to talk to. And the classes though tough are really fun to take.

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