Western Carolina University: Admission & Tests

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Here is a brief overview of Western Carolina University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Western Carolina University admission requirements are pretty competitive, in 2015/16 this college accepted only 40 percent of those who apply.

The school does not require you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

Western Carolina University usually will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$55
Western Carolina University requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Western Carolina University is $55.00. The graduate application fee is $55.00.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Ability Test is usual step of the application. 53% of applicants at Western Carolina University submitted results of their SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 450 to 580 on Critical Reading, from 450 to 590 on Math, and from 410 to 550 on Writing. Judging from these numbers, if you have above 550 in SAT Critical Reading, 550 in SAT Math, and 510 in SAT Writing, this should make you safe for being accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
420
520
550

SAT Math
420
520
550

SAT Writing
380
480
510

ACT Test Scores

Completing American College Test is usual bit of the application process at Western Carolina University. 57% of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 19 to 25 on Composite, from 18 to 25 on English, from 18 to 25 on Math, and from 4 to 8 on Writing. It looks like if you got a score above 24 in ACT Composite, 24 in ACT English, 24 in ACT Math, and 7 in ACT Writing - this good enough to get accepted at this school.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
18
22
24

ACT English
17
22
24

ACT Math
17
22
24

ACT Writing
4
6
7

Contact Admissions

Phone
(828)
227-7100
To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Western Carolina University, please contact the college directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (828) 227-7100 or check Western Carolina University Website

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