Western Carolina University

Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC
4-year
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Questions and Answers about Western Carolina University

Evette B.
2 months ago
What are the updated COVID-19 restrictions on-campus?
CAMERON B.
2 months ago
Can I get a waiver if I didn't take a 2nd foreign language in high school?
Desiree P.
3 months ago
Is the Covid Vaccine required to attend WCU, or some classes in particular?
Kristen R.
3 months ago
What is the price for online classes for in state for a grad program?
Savannah G.
3 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Western Carolina University offers?
Brandon M.
4 months ago
Is Greek life active at Western Carolina University?

Majors offered at Western Carolina University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Psychology, General

Academics at Western Carolina University

1030-1210
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (40% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Western Carolina University demographics

78% White
7% Hispanic
6% Black
4% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common careers for Western Carolina University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)96k
General / Operations Manager80k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)77k
Software Engineer74k
Business Analyst, IT70k
Operations Manager67k
Human Resources (HR) Manager62k
Based on 5,292 student responses
45.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
75.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
58%in High-Meaning careers
8%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University financial aid

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Student reviews of Western Carolina University

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly
Comfortable dorms
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Jacqueline Rocha-Medellin
Reading
Music
Spanish

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I think Western Carolina University has created an environment tailored for its students. They focus a majority of their resources on student success, and they also advocate for our well-being.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing that I do not like is that the school is in the middle of nowhere, but at least, we have a decent view of the mountains.

Megan McRae
Acting And Theater
Concerts
Reading
Writing + 4 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I enjoyed my time at WCU. I was able to receive a well-rounded education, had opportunities for growth, and enjoyed campus activities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

More school-sponsored activities.

Hannah Case
Hiking And Backpacking
Reading
Writing
Music

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have had a wonderful experience at Western Carolina University. I have had amazing instructors who care about their students and work hard around the clock to support them. I will use what I have learned at WCU throughout my professional career.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Western Carolina University is located in a small town in Western North Carolina. It does not have much of a nightlife, and may not be for you if you are more into the social scene.

LaDasha Funderburk
Writing
Art
Gaming
Game Design and Development

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Being able to connect with different students and backgrounds. I thought I would be lonely during my time in college, but it was nice to make friends so fast.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The lack of help financially such as equipment. After my laptop broke down in the middle of the semester, there were little to no alternatives the school provided to help. I had to ask my family for money to get one.

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

WCU's atmosphere was excellent, the classes were kept fairly small therefore the professors were far more available whenever help was needed and far more personable than most other universities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

WCU is fairly far away from any major city and for someone like me who is legally blind and can't drive, that did pose a small issue for me.

Christopher Ballenger
Electric Guitar

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

WCU is located in the heart of the mountains with beautiful surroundings. WCU has the best professors and interesting classes. There are many waterfalls and hiking trails to experience and explore.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not applicable

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