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About Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is a Public, 4 years college located in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
It has a total enrollment of 11,639 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. The acceptance rate at Western Carolina University is 69.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Western Carolina University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
AddressHighway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Net Price
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 69.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 28.00%.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate69.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at Western Carolina University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $4,285 for North Carolina residents and $8,285 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $7,414 for North Carolina residents and $17,821 for out-of-students.
North Carolina ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$4,285$8,285
Graduate Tuition & Fees$7,414$17,821

Student Population

At Western Carolina University, total 11,639 are attending classes. Among them, 2,151 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Western Carolina has 10,027 students and the graduate school has 1,612 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students11,639
Undergraduate Students10,027
Graduate Students1,612
Online Enrollment2,151

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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