Western Carolina University

Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723
(828) 227-7100

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 1756

Type: Public 4-year or above

Main Website: www.wcu.edu

Financial Aid: financial aid link

Annual Costs

Tuition and fees: $6,305.00

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $18,977.00

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $29,370.00

Quick links: Admissions | Test Scoring | Financial Aid | Degrees | Majors | Scholarships

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6638 2778 9145
Percent admitted 43.11% 44.43% 42.21%
Percent admitted who enrolled 26.45% 28.91% 10.42%
Test Scoring
25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
SAT Critical Reading 470 560
SAT Math 480 570
SAT Writing 430 530
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 25
ACT Writing

*Click here for an explanation of 25th and 75th Percentile scoring.

Financial Aid
Percentage of students receiving any financial aid 83%
Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants 39%
Average Federal Grant $4,259.00
State Aid
Percentage of students receiving state aid 46%
Average state aid $2,847.00
Institutional Aid
Percentage of students receiving institutional aid 70%
Average institutional aid $1,767.00
Student Loans
Percentage of students receiving a student loan 61%
Average student loan $5,682.00
Applied Mathematics
Art Teacher Education
Art/art Studies
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Science
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Fine/Studio Arts
Forensic Chemistry
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science
German Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospitality Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Nursing Practice
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Political Science and Government
Public Administration
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
School Psychology
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Science, Technology and Society
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Western Carolina University Scholarships

North Carolina Scholarships

Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Arnold Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for Franklin County, North Carolina residents who are undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Barton College. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. Renewable. more...
Incentive Scholarship & Grant Program for Native Americans
Scholarship for Native American undergraduate students, who maintain identification through membership in an Indian tribe recognized by the state of North Carolina, and are attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington full-time. Applicants must file a FAFSA application to be considered. Due date, number of awards and award amount varies. more...
Robert E. Black Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for entering first-year students and continuing students attending North Carolina State University who are enrolling in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, potential, career goals, and extracurricular activities. Due date, award amount and number of awards may vary. Nonrenewable. more...
J.D. Cave Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for male residents of North Carolina who are undergraduate students attending Wake Forest University. Selection based on financial need, character, and potential. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. Nonrenewable. more...
Gertrude McDaris Ruskin & Sidney H. Ruskin Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for residents of Buncombe, Haywood or Madison counties, North Carolina OR reside on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Swain and Jackson counties, North Carolina who are of the Baptist, Methodist or Presbyterian faith purusing postsecondary studies. Applicants also must be of Cherokee Indian descent OR Anglo-Saxon descent and have ancestors who resided in one of the original 13 colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War. Student must also have a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Number of awards and award amounts may vary. Nonrenewable; but recipients may reapply annually. more...

Click here for complete scholarship searching.