Western Carolina University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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Western Carolina University is a medium four-year, public school with 10,340 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1889 and is the only college located in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
84
Fair
At Western Carolina University you can earn your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Western Carolina University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 84 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Medical, Nursing, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
80%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Western Carolina University student retention rate is high at 80% (well above North Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Western Carolina University is below average: 53%. Around 25% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Carolina University is decent - 16:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$17,100
High
Average tuition pricing is slightly high - around $14,200 a year. The additional fees at Western Carolina University beyond tuition are nearly $2,900, which makes it a total of $17,100 a year.

Read the details about Western Carolina University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
40%
Doable
According to government data, 17,699 applications were submitted and 7,127 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Western Carolina University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,900
Medium
Western Carolina University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Carolina University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Western Carolina University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 4,100 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- about $3,900 a year.

Based on the college crime data, Western Carolina University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Carolina University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Carolina University, Highway 107, Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646, USA
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