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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend WCU.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at WCU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend WCU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at WCU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at WCU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at WCU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at WCU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at WCU.
Living & Learning
Western Carolina University provides outstanding opportunities for students in a dynamic living-learning environment that encourages interaction with faculty, participation in organized community service activities, and preparation for future careers. WCU’s quality enhancement plan is designed to link various elements of students’ entire university experience, in- and out-of-class, so that academic and co-curricular activities are woven together into a fabric of intentional learning.
The Higher You Climb, the Better the View
WCU has a broad array of academic programs to meet your interests and career goals. No matter which program you choose, you'll follow a curriculum preparing you for more advanced study or to move straight into your career. We have expert faculty and over 120 top-rated programs: project management and entrepreneurship are ranked among the best in the nation. Our forensic anthropology program is taught by one of only 55 board-certified forensic anthropologists in the nation. Our College of Education and Allied Professions was the national winner for the 2007 American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Christa McAuliffe Award for Exemplary Programs in Teacher Education. Our faculty is dedicated to giving you hands-on experiences that link your classwork to real-life applications. Throughout your schooling, you can explore your options through off-campus study—from internships to study abroad to programs offered in partnership with other universities.