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Western Carolina University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

9,407 Students

39% Admitted

  • 11,034 full time
  • 2,424 part time
  • 3,266 men full time
  • 3,717 women full time
  • 14,979 applied
  • 5,813 admitted
  • 1,440 enrolled

9,406 Undergraduates

$3,893 Tuition/Year

  • 1,904 Graduates
  • 252 Non-Degree
  • $3,893 in state
  • $2,844 fees
  • $10,103 room & board
  • $1,055 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Susan from Conover, NC
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  • If you are looking for a superb education, a beautiful campus, and a phenomenal college experience at a competitive price, Western Carolina University is the perfect college for you. Smack…

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  • Samantha from Clayton, NC
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  • The environment is amazing and not only the teachers but everyone is very helpful. Western will your home away from home and you will be proud to call yourself a…

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  • Krysta from Hickory, NC
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  • Western Carolina University is a fantastic school. It offers great academics while still being a beautiful campus. It is small, and so the class sizes are even smaller than at…

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  • Shahidah from Columbia, SC
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  • WCU is a very interesting place with many different types of characters. It has a lot of opportunities to participate in fun things. WCU is a very beautiful place, especially…

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Mission Statement

Western Carolina University creates engaged learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research and service through residential, distance education and international experiences. The university focuses its academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in the region, state and nation.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • NC
  • I am a current student here

    One of the best decisions I ever made was choosing this school.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Lumberton, NC
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I Love how its Diverse , and there are so many activities to do that you will never get bored , even if your doing Pre-Med :)

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  • 3
  • Joanna from Franklin, NC
  • I am a past student here

    The atmosphere is very inviting. The mountains are beautiful and there are so many things to do outdoors. The student body can be kind of cliquish. Try and get into as many organizations as possible.

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  • 5
  • Victoria from Monroe, NC
  • I am a current student here

    There are movies every weekend at the school theater, there's a pool, and there's a recreation center with a climbing wall. The people are pretty nice and the food is good. There's a Subway on campus as well as a Panda Express. There are sometimes concerts too. There is a good health center. The band is great.

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