Located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, the Western Carolina University is known to be one of the best not only in the system of the University of North Carolina (UNC system), but also in the US. It is a legacy educational institution, with extravagant infrastructure and a well-built network of alumni students across the world. Thus, it is one of the most pioneer universities in the USA.
WCU has a strong student body inclusive of more than 12,000 students, out of which close to 10,000 are undergraduate students. With a majority of women on campus, the demographic is rather younger and is young (18-24).
The following are the rankings given out by US News on a national level.
WCU has a holistic approach towards education, and thus, students are allowed to learn from and experience programs other than the one they are pursuing.
Set in a picturesque landscape, WCU’s main campus is situated in Cullowhee in North Carolina, and is spread across an expansive area of 600 acres. The infrastructure developed for the students is able to support their processing of learning, both in and across subjects. The universities houses 2 campuses:
Given below are the admission requirements as per the university
Admission Portal: University’s Official Website
Admission Fee: 65 USD
|Fall Semester||April 1|
|Spring semester||September 1|
|Summer semester||February 1|
Given below is the estimated cost of attendance.
|Expenses||UG (USD)||Graduate (USD)|
|Tuition and Fees||5452||10224|
|Residential Tech Fee||89||89|
|WCU Tuition Grant||Need based grant of up-to 1,000|
|Chancellor’s Series scholarship||Amount varies with merit|
|Graduate Excellence Awards||Amount ranges from 2,500-5,000|
|Kendall W. King Scholarship Fund||Amount varies|
Alternatively, a student can also go for other scholarships in the USA.
In order to secure a placement, a student is required to appear for advanced placement exams, which would then be converted to credits. The requirement of the credits varies from course to course. More information is given at References.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$10,807 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Western Carolina University Enrollment||12280|
|Average Graduation Rate||61.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$10,807 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$20,354 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$2,332 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,553 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,670 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,419 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,670 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,516 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,670 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Theatre|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary