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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC
University Website: www.wcu.edu
Apply Online: www.wcu.edu/196.asp
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Western Carolina University (WCU) is a coeducational public university located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States. The university is a constituent campus of the University of North Carolina system.

The fifth oldest institution of the sixteen four-year universities in the UNC system, the university was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains. The university has expanded its mission to serve the entire state and the nation and has grown to become a major cultural, scientific, and educational force in the state and region. WCU now serves more than 9,500 full-time undergraduate and post graduate students, providing an education to students from 46 states and 39 countries. Enrollment for fall 2012 was 9,608.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,595.00 avg tuition

Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
(828) 227-7100

Apply online Admissions:
www.wcu.edu/15.asp
Financial Aid:
www.wcu.edu/11344.asp

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Western Carolina University

Statistics:
Applied 14,979
Admitted 5,813 39%
Enrolled total 1,440
Full Time: 1,423
Part Time 17
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 470 560
SAT Math 480 570
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 440 530
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 18 24
ACT Writing 5 7
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 72%
4-year graduation rate 27%
6-year graduation rate 49%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Western Carolina University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $2,998.00 $2,998.00 $12,595.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,389.00 $2,389.00 $2,389.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $250.00 $250.00 $616.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $3,348.00 $3,348.00 $12,933.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $2,389.00 $2,389.00 $2,389.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $334.00 $334.00 $1,013.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $6,650.00 $9,253.00 $2,686.00
Other Expenses $2,686.00 $3,430.00 $2,686.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $2,024.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 84%
Percent receiving grant aid 70%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,820.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 65%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,394.00

Western Carolina University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X
Management Information Systems, General X
Marketing, Other X X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Community College Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Education, General X
Education, Other X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision X
Elementary Education and Teaching X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X X
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching X
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching X
Mathematics Teacher Education X X
Music Teacher Education X X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGINEERING
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician X X
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician X
Engineering Technology, General X
Industrial Technology/Technician X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Dietetics/Dietitian X
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) X
Environmental Health X
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X X
Physical Therapy/Therapist X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X
Forensic Science and Technology X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
International/Global Studies X
Science, Technology and Society X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Natural Resources Management and Policy X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General X
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Forensic Chemistry X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
School Psychology X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Geography X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Interior Design X
Music Performance, General X X
Music, General X

Western Carolina University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - WCU Varies February 01, 2017
Winston A. Felts Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Wilma Cosper Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Wallace Hyde Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Ulysses H. Ferguson Family Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Thomas W. Bird Scholarship Fund Varies February 01, 2017
Sue and Jack Wakeley Scholar-Athlete Award Varies February 01, 2017
Sarah J. and Max R. Williams Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Sandlin-Morris Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017
Sam Gibson Scholarship Varies February 01, 2017

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