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Western Carolina University

 
Cullowhee NC 28723 

(828) 227-7211


General Information

  • Campus Setting Rural: Distant
  • Type of School Public
    4-year or Above

  • Total Enrollment 9,051 (7,130 undergraduate)
  • Programs Offered Bachelor's degree
    Graduate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate
    Doctorate degree

  • Calendar Semester
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15 to 1
  • Distance Learning Opportunities Yes

Student Body

  • Full Time / Part Time 70% / 30%
  • Men / Women (Full Time) 44% / 56%
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 78% / 22%
  • In-State / Out-of-State 92% / 8%

Breakdown of Student Population by Ethnicity


Breakdown of Student Population by Ethnicity

Estimated Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition & Fees, In-State$4,330
  • Tuition & Fees, Out-of-State $13,927
  • Room & Board$5,912
  • Percentage of Students
    Receiving Any Financial Aid
    87%
  • Average Financial Aid Package$9,021
  • Average Indebtedness at Graduation$13,354
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Undergraduate Admissions

  • Total Number of Applicants4,792
  • Students Admitted 3,254 (68%)
  • Students Enrolled1,259 (26%)
  • Average High School GPA3.44
  • Students in top 10% of HS Class14%
  • SAT Critical Reading (Middle 50%) 450-550
  • SAT Critical Math (Middle 50%) 470-560
  • SAT Critical Writing (Middle 50%) 430-530
  • ACT Composite (Middle 50%) 18-23
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