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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.
|Address||Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646|
|Net Price Calculator||www.wcu.edu/apply/financial-aid/facts-and-resources/npcalc.htm|
|School Type||Public, 4 years|
|Carnegie Category||Master's College and University (larger programs)|
|Highest Degree Offered||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
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 Rate||79.00 %|
|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 Residents||Out-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)
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.
Offered Degrees and Programs
|Number of programs||105 Programs|
|Number of online programs||18 Programs|
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✔|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|