Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
39%
Acceptance Rate
19,391
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1578
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
40
63%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1095
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
590
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
22%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
38
Top 50%
76
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
398
$30k - $48k
220
$48k - $75k
255
$75k - $110k
259
$110k+
210

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admiss@wcu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 828-227-7371
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
If you choose Western Carolina University, do not let your college experience go to waste. WCU has so much to offer. WCU can learn from you as much as you can learn from the institution. So don't jump be on campus, become apart of it and be a CATAMOUNT!!!
kanika from Charlotte, NC
Come visit us! It isn't the same to just read a review, gain experience! Walk around campus with a tour guide that can tell you anything you want to know and some fun facts that you'll always remember.
Hannah from Clemmons, NC
Make sure you attend class everyday.
Have a personal relationship with your advisor - they are there
to help you.
Use the library, they have great resources for you and the people who work there can help you.
Use the writing center, they will help you with your papers.
Krysta from Kernersville, NC
Be prepared for cold and snowy weather! Not every winter is brutal, but it can happen! Classes are very rarely cancelled due to snow, so be sure to bring your snow boots. Once class is done for the day, grab your sled and enjoy the snow mountain-style!
Susan from Conover, NC
You're going to need a car, town is about 10 minutes down the road and it's hard to get around without one!
Giselle from Cullowhee, NC
Definitely come visit before you decide to come here. You'll know once you're here if you'll like it.
Casey from Charlotte, NC
Don&#39;t slack off
Professors and Seniors who have experienced college are your friends to success
Don&#39;t do drugs or have unprotected sex and create a hell for your life
Panda Brah from Cullowhee, NC
The only thing close is a Wal-mart so WCU may not be the school for you if you are used to having large shopping centers. The school is located in Cullowhee, NC that is a neighboring city to the slightly larger Sylva, NC but if you are used to big cities, it would not be the place for you. Western is the perfect school for people that come from small towns because you will feel like you are back home. At WCU professors and students are able to have great relationships because of the small class sizes. The campus is small and so there is no need for lots of walking. The most important thing to remember is to always carry an umbrella because the weather is temperamental. WCU = WE CARRY UMBRELLAS.
Krysta from Hickory, NC
The best advice I received when I first came to Western is to get involved with activities on and around campus. You are able to meet so many more people that will impact your life and will help you with your academics and when you apply for jobs after graduation. Get involved!
Samantha from Clayton, NC