Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC, USA
4.02 Average Rating

Situated near the Great Smoky Mountains, Western Carolina University is a public school in the University of North Carolina system with three campus locations. WCU features six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees encompassing over 120 majors, minors, and concentrations. The university is also home to the Forensic Research Facility, the second institute of its kind in the nation. Throughout the school year, WCU schedules a number of annual all-campus events including Valley Ballyhoo and a 12 hour Dance Marathon.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
93%
Out of State Students
7%
0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1032
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,034
Total Number of Undergrads
9,406
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
40%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,516
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$3,893
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,286
0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,904
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
163
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Asheville
Charlotte
Raleigh
Greensboro
Hickory
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
The environment is amazing and not only the teachers but everyone is very helpful. Western will your home away from home and you will be proud to call yourself a Catamount. At Western, there is so much to do academically and recreationally so you will never get bored.
Samantha from Clayton, NC
i would rate western carolina with an 8 because they are still growing. the reason i say this is because they are still developing or trying to become a bigger school. i also believe that there could be more things around cullowhee to do.
Megan from Lewisville, NC

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