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Western Carolina University

  • Address: Highway 107
  • City: Cullowhee
  • State: North Carolina
  • ZIP: 28723-9
  • website: www.wcu.edu
  • Active in current year: Yes
  • Less than one year certificate: No
  • One but less than two years certificate: No
  • Associate's degree: No
  • Type: Public, 4-year or above
  • Control of institution: Public
  • Highest level of offering: Doctor's degree
  • Medical degree: No
  • Open admission policy: No
  • County: Jackson County
  • Open to the general public: Yes
  • Status: Active
  • 2 but less than 4 years certificate: No
  • Bachelor's degree: Yes
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate: Yes
  • Master's degree: Yes
  • Post-master's certificate: Yes
  • Doctor's degree - research/scholarship: Yes
  • Doctor's degree - professional practice: Yes
  • Doctor's degree - other: No
  • Other degree: No

Degree Levels

No Info For Associate's

Biological and Biomedical Sciences+
Business+
Communication & Journalism+
Computer and Information Sciences +
Education+
Engineering+
Engineering Technologies +
English Language and Literature+
Foreign Languages+
Health Professions +
History+
Law Enforcement & Protective Service+
Liberal Arts and Sciences+
Mathematics and Statistics+
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies+
Natural Resources +
Philosophy & Religious Studies+
Physical Sciences+
Psychology+
Public Administration +
Recreation & Fitness Studies+
Social Sciences+
Visual and Performing Arts+
Biological and Biomedical Sciences+
Business+
Education+
Engineering Technologies +
English Language and Literature+
Health Professions +
History+
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies+
Physical Sciences+
Psychology+
Public Administration +
Recreation & Fitness Studies+
Visual and Performing Arts+
Education+
Health Professions +

No Info For Doctor's degree-other

No Info For less than 1-year certificate

No Info For less than 2-year certificate

No Info For less than 4-year certificate

Education+
Education+
Health Professions +
Psychology+

Admission Rates

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 616 1289 1905
Undergraduate 4446 5444 9890
All students total 5062 6733 11795

Financial aid

Types of aid Total
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid 86%
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded federal, state, local or institutional grant aid 71%
Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded $6,306
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded federal grant aid 42%
Average amount of federal grant aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $4,527
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded Pell grants 41%
Average amount of Pell grant aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $4,387
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded other federal grant aid 4%
Average amount of other federal grant aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $1,889
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded state/local grant aid 42%
Average amount of state/local grant aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $2,907
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded institutional grant aid 69%
Average amount of institutional grant aid awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $2,000
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded student loans 68%
Average amount of student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $5,996
Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded federal student loans 68%
Average amount of federal student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $5,683
Average amount of other student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates 2%
Average amount of other student loans awarded to full-time first-time undergraduates $10,334

Cost

campus off campus
in-district $20920 $21504
in-state $20920 $21504
out-of-state $31313 $31897
in-district(With Family) - $11404
in-state(With Family) - $11404
out-of-state(With Family) - $21797

Enrollment Ratio

American Indian or Alaska Native

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 5 9 14
Undergraduate 27 49 76
All students total 32 58 90

Black or African American

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 38 87 125
Undergraduate 314 328 642
All students total 352 415 767

Asian

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 10 13 23
Undergraduate 72 69 141
All students total 82 82 164

Hispanic or Latino

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 35 54 89
Undergraduate 241 313 554
All students total 276 367 643

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 2 1 3
Undergraduate 8 2 10
All students total 10 3 13

White

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 492 1001 1493
Undergraduate 3428 4272 7700
All students total 3920 5273 9193

Two or more races

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 8 32 40
Undergraduate 189 204 393
All students total 197 236 433

Race/ethnicity unknown

Type Of Students Men Women Total
Graduate 2 2 4
Undergraduate 63 62 125
All students total 65 64 129

Nonresident alien

Type Of Students Men Women/th> Total
Graduate 24 90 114
Undergraduate 104 145 249
All students total 128 235 363

Application Requirements

Required Recommended Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

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High School rank

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High School record

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Completion of college-preparatory program

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Recommendations

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Formal demonstration of competencies

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Admission test scores

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Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc)

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TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

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SAT Scores

Category Critical Reading Math Writing
25th percentile 450 460 20
75th percentile 560 560 25

ACT Scores

Category Composite English Math Writing
25th percentile 19 18 0 0
75th percentile 24 24 0 0

Admission Rates

Type Of Students Men Womem Total
Graduate 616 1289 1905
Undergraduate 4446 5444 9890
All students total 5062 6733 11795

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