School Overview

Western Carolina University is a Public, 4 years college located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Western Carolina ranked 14th in North Carolina Colleges and 30th in Federal Region IV.
It has a total enrollment of 12,243 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. Western Carolina's acceptance rate is 79.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Western Carolina University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Western Carolina University is 79.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 18.00%. The application fees are $65 for undergraduate programs and $65 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate79.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65

Tuition & Fees

Western Carolina's 2022 tuition & fees is $4,367 for North Carolina residents and $8,367 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $7,480 for North Carolina residents and $17,887 for out-of-students.
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$4,367$8,367
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,480$17,887
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 12,243 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 3,027 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Western Carolina has 10,517 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,726 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students12,243
Undergraduate Students10,517
Graduate Students1,726
Online Enrollment3,027

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs105 Programs
Number of online programs18 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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