Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC, USA

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
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
20%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
67%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
88%
Hispanic
2%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
WCU's entrepreneurship and project-management programs are the highest-ranked in the nation. The criminal justice and teacher education programs have won national awards, and the emergency medical care program is the first accredited four-year program in the nation. Academics at WCU are held to very high standards and students will be challenged to step above and beyond their comfort level in order to stay on top of their education. For the exceptional student, the Honors College offers an even more rigorous--but very rewarding--academic experience.
Susan from Conover, NC
It's advanced high school.
If you sucked at Highschool there is help all around campus.
Talk to your senior classmates and professors as well.
Panda Brah from Cullowhee, NC
Compared to some colleges the classes at Western are definitely easier, but you cannot slack off. Although the classes can be classified as easier they are still quite difficult. Studying is recommended if you want to make A's.
Krysta from Hickory, NC
If you go to class and pay attention you will succeed.
Samantha from Clayton, NC