Western Carolina University

#2439 / #693
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Coeducational public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States

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About Western Carolina University

According to Wikipedia, Western Carolina University is a public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina system. The fifth oldest institution of the sixteen four-year universities in the UNC system, WCU was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains. WCU provides an education to students from 48 states and 35 countries. Enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester was 12,243 students.

Western Carolina University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
15,036 48% 64% 1110 22

How Much Does Western Carolina University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$1,000 $3,285

How Much Do Western Carolina University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Western Carolina University, then you can expect to earn an average of $41,300 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Western Carolina University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
10,914 9,755 1,159

Where is Western Carolina University?

Western Carolina University is located at Highway 107, Cullowhee NC 28723-9646

How Safe is Western Carolina University?

Western Carolina University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Western Carolina University Known For?

Western Carolina University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Western Carolina University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Western Carolina University's Most Influential Alumni?

Western Carolina University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. Here are some of Western Carolina University's most famous alumni:

David Sedaris
David Sedaris
An American author.
Jason Bond
Jason Bond
An American biologist.
Louis Ducruet
A Monegasque royal.
Carol Fowler Durham
An American Clinical Professor of Nursing.
Ernest A. Fitzgerald
An American bishop.
Mark Martin
An American judge.
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
An American basketball player.
Todd Fuller
An American basketball player.
Judy Green
An American volleyball coach.
David Joy
David Joy
An American novelist.
David Warlick
David Warlick
An American writer.
Rich Hall
Rich Hall
An American comedian, writer and musician..

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