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Western Carolina University

School Profile

  • Western Carolina UniversityPublic Four-year University in Cullowhee, NC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 7,130
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,224
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 6,896
Graduate Students: 1,920
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Emergency Medical Technology
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Forensic Technologies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French, secondary education
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health System Administration
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Industrial Technology
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Medical Records Administration
  • Bachelor of Motion picture and television production
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Recreational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Sport/Fitness Administration

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $4,330
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,927

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 89

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Catamounts

Rankings

  • Ranked #32 Regional Universities (South)
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #11 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #146 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #295 Nursing
  • Ranked #72 Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Ranked #143 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #161 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

102 Camp Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
(828) 227-7317
(877) 928-4968
Fax: (828) 227-7319
admiss@wcu.edu
Contact: Alan Kines
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 39%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 39%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 14,979
Female applicants 8,806
Male applicants 6,173
Applicants accepted 5,813
Female applicants accepted 3,314
Male applicants accepted 2,499
Freshman enrollment 1,440
Female freshman enrollment 759
Male freshman enrollment 681
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 93%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 100%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 96%
SAT Critical Reading average score 517
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 470-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 528
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 480-570
 
SAT Writing average score 489
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 440-530
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 20%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
 

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