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Western Carolina University


Overview

Student Population
10,805
Best Colleges National Rank
#438
 Location Cullowhee, North Carolina
 Online wcu.edu 
School Type Public 4 Year
Size Mid-size
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Western Carolina University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 18,297 prospective students applied, and 7,445 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,924 enrolled in the school.  8,567 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,238 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $3,971 plus fees of $2,926. Western Carolina University is ranked 438 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Moderate
Test Scores
SAT ACT GPA
SAT990/1190
ACT20/25
GPA3.67
Applications Accepted
40.7%
Applications DueMar 1, 2019
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$3,971
In State Costs for Western Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,332
Other Fees$2,926
Room and Board $9,553
Budget for Other Expenses$2,670
Total One Year Cost$21,452
Out of State Tuition
$14,364
Out of State Costs for Western Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,332
Other Fees$2,926
Room and Board $9,553
Budget for Other Expenses$2,670
Total One Year Cost$31,845

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$39,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
50% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Carolina University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Health Professions 16%
Business 14%
Engineering Technology 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%