Overview

Student Population
11,639
National Rank
#380
Western Carolina University overview
 Location Cullowhee, North Carolina
 Online wcu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Western Carolina University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study 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 19,344 prospective students applied, and 7,672 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,198 enrolled in the school.  9,381 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,258 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $1,000 plus fees of $2,926. WCU is ranked 380 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Moderate 
Western Carolina University overview
SAT 1030/1210
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.67
Applications Accepted
39.7% 
Western Carolina University overview
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Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

North Carolina Resident Tuition
$1,000
In State Costs for Western Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,055
Other Fees$2,926
Room and Board $10,103
Budget for Other Expenses$2,621
Total One Year Cost$17,705
Out of State Tuition
$5,000
Out of State Costs for Western Carolina University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,055
Other Fees$2,926
Room and Board $10,103
Budget for Other Expenses$2,621
Total One Year Cost$21,705

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%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200004 IPEDS survey data for Western Carolina University.