Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Overview

AddressHighway 107
School Websitewww.wcu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Distant

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Western Carolina University is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Cullowhee, North Carolina that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 19,344 students applied to Western Carolina University. Of those students, 7,672 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Western Carolina University was $1,000, in addition to fees of $2,926. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Western Carolina University.

Western Carolina University has a 62% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Western Carolina University acceptance rate is 40%. To put this into perspective, 7,672 of the 19,344 students who applied to Western Carolina University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Western Carolina University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Western Carolina University had an SAT score between the range of 1,030 and 1,210. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Western Carolina University was between 20 and 25 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Western Carolina University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Western Carolina University, the tuition for in-state residents is $1,000. Combined with fees of $2,926, room and board costs of $10,103, other expenses of $2,621 and the $1,055 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $17,705.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $7,926 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Western Carolina University to $21,705 for out-of-state students.

Students at Western Carolina University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Western Carolina University was $4,774 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 43%.

Western Carolina University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio17:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Western Carolina University.

Western Carolina University has a good gender split, with 55% of undergraduates being female and 45% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are North Carolina residents; in fact, 85% of all students reside in North Carolina. However, 13% of students come from out-of-state . This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Western Carolina University is 17:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Western Carolina University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 19% students enroll at Western Carolina University part-time; the other 9,381 students enrolled full-time.

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