Western Carolina University
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Western Carolina University is a Public, 4 years college located in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Western Carolina ranked 24th in North Carolina Colleges and 86th in Federal Region IV.
It has a total enrollment of 11,877 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. It is a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. Western Carolina's acceptance rate is 79.42% last year (undergraduate school).
Western Carolina University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
The following table shows the basic characteristic of Western Carolina University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
|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||Doctoral/Research University|
|Highest Degree Offered||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice|
Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics
The acceptance rate of Western Carolina University is 79.42% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 17.69%. The application fees are $65 for undergraduate programs and $65 for graduate programs.
|Open Admission Policy||✗|
|Acceptance Rate||79.42 %|
|Yield (Enrollment Rate)||17.69 %|
|Undergraduate Application Fees||$65|
|Graduate Application Fees||$65|
Tuition & Fees
Western Carolina's 2023 tuition & fees is $4,453 for North Carolina residents and $8,453 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 1.03% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($8,367).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $7,566 for North Carolina residents and $17,973 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition increased by 0.48% compared to the last year's rate.
|North Carolina Residents||Out-of-State|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees||$4,453||$8,453|
|Graduate Tuition & Fees||$7,566||$17,973|
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
A total of 11,877 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 2,820 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Western Carolina has 10,145 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,732 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Degree Information and Campus Life
Western Carolina offers 118 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 24 out of the 118 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Western Carolina
|Number of programs||118 Programs|
|Number of online programs||24 Programs|
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✔|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|