Western Carolina University

The Western Carolina University is established in and located at Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646. Being part of public higher education institution that offers 105 degrees of study overall and has a common calendar system as Semester . The Western Carolina University provides Public‚ 4-year or above and has Rural: Fringe setting for the students.

The programs that are offered in Western Carolina University consists of Graduate degree or certificate offering, Undergraduate degree or certificate offering, Doctor’s degree, Doctor’s degree - research/scholarship and professional practice in more than 23 Subject areas as well as 85 specializations.

Contact Details

Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
Ph: 2147483647
Fax: 2147483647
Official Website

Western Carolina University
: Public‚ 4-year or above
Awards offered
Graduate degree or certificate offering
Undergraduate degree or certificate offering
Doctor’s degree
Doctor’s degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
: Yes
Calendar system
: Semester
Undergraduate application fee
: $ 55
Graduate application fee
: $ 55

Admissions & Requirements

Western Carolina University Undergraduate application fees is $55 and Graduate application fees $55. Below table’s shows Western Carolina University admission requirements, Act and SAT test scores percentile.

Admissions : www.wcu.edu/15.asp

Applications: www.wcu.edu/196.asp


  Required Recommended Neither Required nor Recommended
Secondary school GPA    
Secondary school rank    
Secondary school record    
Completion of college-preparatory program    
Formal demonstration of competencies    
Admission test scores    
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)    

SAT & ACT Tests Statistics

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 460 560
SAT Math 480 570
SAT Writing 440 530
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 25

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid:



Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates $3,669 $2,596 $306
Required Fees for Full-Time Undergraduates $3,669 $2,596 $306
Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates $13,266 $2,596 $689
Average Tuition Full-Time Graduates $4,098 $2,596 $411
Required Fees for Full-Time Graduates $4,098 $2,596 $411
Per Credit Hour Charge Part-Time Graduates $13,684 $2,596 $1,060

Historical Expenses Data

campus 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
On campus, room and board $7,477 $7,178 $6,650 $6,370
On campus, other expenses $2,676 $2,580 $2,686 $2,607
Off campus (not with family), room and board $10,300 $9,778 $9,253 $8,655
Off campus (not with family), other expenses $3,151 $2,991 $3,430 $3,329
Off campus (with family), other expenses $2,676 $2,580 $2,686 $2,607


Sports NCAA/NAIA member NCAA/NAIA conference number
Football Southern Conference
Basketball Southern Conference
Baseball Southern Conference
Cross Country/Track Southern Conference

Western Carolina University Majors with degree levels

The Western Carolina University is up with semester based academics that offer 85 majors.

  • Bachelor Degree : 68 Majors
  • Master Degree : 35 Majors
  • Doctrate Degree : 2 Majors

Natural Resources and Conservation

Communication‚ Journalism‚ and Related Programs

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services



Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields

Foreign Languages‚ Literatures‚ and Linguistics

English Language and Literature/Letters

Liberal Arts and Sciences‚ General Studies and Humanities

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Parks‚ Recreation‚ Leisure and Fitness Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Homeland Security‚ Law Enforcement‚ Firefighting‚ and Related Protective Service

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Health Professions and Related Programs

Business‚ Management‚ Marketing‚ and Related Support Services


Note: Information stated about Western Carolina University College are been referred from IPDES. For the updated information like Application Cost, Admission requirements, Tuition fee, Majors and for more, please visit the official website of Western Carolina University College.