Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
40
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
7%
Native American
1%
White
78%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
33%
Student Organizations
163
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
99%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Catamounts/Lady Cats
School Colors
purple and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Conference
Total Male Athletes
284
Total Female Athletes
203
Intramural Sports
27
Sports Club
32
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.02 Average Rating
Students living on and off-campus can participate in WCU's different meal plans. The courtyard dining hall serves homestyle meals, and two food courts provide mall-like dining with a Chikfila, Papa John's, Panda Express and several other restaurants . The campus also has a McAlister's deli, a Starbucks, Einstein Brother's Bagels, and a Java City.
Susan from Conover, NC
Courtyard, good breakfast and decent lunch menus.
Brown Hal, decent lunch, and dinners. Vary each week and sometimes are themed.
Subway and strip markets, nice but you can't use Declining balance or meal exchanges here.
Court YArd and Brown Hall businesses, great options for slightly ethnic food or Americanized clihes.
Panda Brah from Cullowhee, NC
The food and dining here on campus is of good quality but it tends to get routine. It is best to get the meal plan with the largest amount of declining balance so you can eat at Mcalisters, because it is the best on campus. If you eat off campus every once in a while, you should be fine.
Krysta from Hickory, NC
The food is amazing! There is a wide variety of options for you every day all day.
Samantha from Clayton, NC