Western Carolina University Comparison

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Overview

WCU
Location Cullowhee, NC
Setting Distant Town
Enrollment 12,243
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #567
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website wcu.edu
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Costs

WCU
Tuition (In State) $1,000
Tuition (Out of State) $5,000
Room & Board $10,954
Avg Net Price $13,221
Avg Grant Aid $5,319
% Receiving Grant Aid 83%

Admission

WCU
Applied 15,036
Admitted 7,290
Acceptance Rate 48.5%
Enrolled % 25%
Avg High School GPA 3.46
Typical High School Grades B+
Admissions Standards Average
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 20/25
SAT Range 1020/1220
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2022

Academics

WCU
Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1
Popular Majors
  • Education (20%)
  • Health Professions (16%)
  • Business (14%)
  • Engineering Technology (8%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (6%)

Outcomes

WCU
Graduation Rate 50%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $39,100
Making Student Loan Payments 58%
Median Student Loan Debt $22,010
Median Loan Payment $227

Diversity

WCU
% Men 43%
% Women 57%
Racial Diversity Low
HBCU No
% White 79%
% Black 6%
% Hispanic 6%
% Native American 1%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 4%
% International 1%
% Unknown Race 1%

Students

WCU
% In-State 83%
% Out-of-State 16%

Campus

WCU
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/