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Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Cullowhee, NC. The 2019 average net price at Western Carolina University is $15,021. Acceptance rate is 39.66%. The school has a total enrollment of 11,639.


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Location: Cullowhee, NC
Student Body: 11,639
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Rural
Web Site: www.wcu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 39.66%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 39.66%
  • Application Deadline: n/a
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $65
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $1,000
Out of State/International Tuition: $5,000
In State Grad Tuition: $4,435
Out of State Grad Tuition: $14,842
Room and Board: $10,103
Books and Supplies: $1,055
Other Fees: $2,926
Net Price In-District/State: $15,021
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 2,198
  • Men / Women Ratio: 984 / 1,214
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 520 - 610
  • Median SAT Math Range: 510 - 600
  • Median ACT Range: 20 - 20
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 79
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 7
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Considered
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 22%
  • Health Professions: 19%
  • Education: 12%
  • Public Admin, Social Services: 6%
  • Protective Services: 6%

Academic Programs

Western Carolina University offers 123 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsWestern Carolina University offers 65 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Degree
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsWestern Carolina University offers 28 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Education
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services Degree
  • Counselor Education, School Counseling and Guidance Services Degree
  • Education, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision Degree
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Leisure Studues
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsWestern Carolina University offers 4 Doctorate Degree Programs
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Health Professions
Psychology
Certificate ProgramsWestern Carolina University offers 8 Certificate Programs
Education
Health Professions
Natural Resources, Conservation
Psychology

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 59%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 59%
  • 1st Year Retention: 79%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $36,800
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 11,639
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 79%
  • Black Students: 6%
  • Hispanic Students: 6%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Non-resident, alien: 2%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: 1%
  • Asian Students: 1%
  • Unknown: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%