Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

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A public institution founded in 1889, Western Carolina University is located on a 682-acre campus in rural Cullowhee, N.C. The school offers degrees through colleges of business, arts and sciences, education, allied professions, fine and performing arts and health and human services. Western Carolina University also offers degrees through the Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology. In the past decade, the school has opened a new student recreation center, dining hall and two dormitories, and is constructing a new health and gerontological science building.

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Quick Facts


Cullowhee, NC 28723
Institutional Control: Public
Year Founded: 1889

Admission

Academic calendar: Semester
March 01 application deadline
43.1% accepted

2015-2016 Tuition

N/A Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees
$17,296 Tuition and Fees

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Summary


Specialties

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Business
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Engineering

School Details

Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution: N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL: N/A

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer science, Special education and teaching, general, Elementary education and teaching, Junior high/intermediate/middle school education and teaching, Kindergarten/preschool education and teaching, Art teacher education, English/language arts teacher education, Mathematics teacher education, Music teacher education, Physical education teaching and coaching, Science teacher education/general science teacher education, Social studies teacher education, Engineering, general, Electrical and electronics engineering, Engineering technology, general, Electrical, electronic and communications engineering technology/technician, Industrial technology/technician, Construction engineering technology/technician, French language and literature, Spanish language and literature, English language and literature, general, Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, Biology/biological sciences, general, Mathematics, general, Environmental science, Natural resources management and policy, International/global studies, Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management, general, Sport and fitness administration/management, Philosophy, Chemistry, general, Geology/earth science, general, Psychology, general, Criminal justice/safety studies, Public administration, Social work, Anthropology, Geography, Political science and government, general, Sociology, Interior design, Drama and dramatics/theatre arts, general, Art/art studies, general, Fine/studio arts, general, Music, general, Music performance, general, Communication sciences and disorders, general, Health/health care administration/management, Health information/medical records administration/administrator, Emergency medical technology/technician (emt paramedic), Athletic training/trainer, Environmental health, Therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy, Dietetics/dietitian, Registered nursing/registered nurse, Business administration and management, general, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies, Finance, general, Hospitality administration/management, general, Management information systems, general, Marketing/marketing management, general, Marketing, other, History, general, Speech communication and rhetoric, Radio, television, and digital communication, other

Minors Offered

Computer science, Special education and teaching, general, Construction engineering technology/technician, German language and literature, Spanish language and literature, English language and literature, general, Creative writing, Professional, technical, business, and scientific writing, Literature, Biology/biological sciences, general, Mathematics, general, Natural resources management and policy, Land use planning and management/development, International/global studies, Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management, general, Sport and fitness administration/management, Philosophy, Religion/religious studies, Chemistry, general, Geology/earth science, general, Psychology, general, Criminal justice/safety studies, Public administration, Social work, Anthropology, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political science and government, general, Sociology, Japanese studies, Dance, Art/art studies, general, Music, general, Environmental health, Business administration and management, general, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies, Hospitality administration/management, general, Management information systems, general, Marketing/marketing management, general, Marketing, other, History, general, Journalism, Radio, television, and digital communication

General Student Body Information

Gender distribution: 
Total number of undergraduates: 8,787
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 7,344
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,259

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: N/A
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, international students, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: Campus ministries, Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, international student organization, literary magazine, marching band, model un, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball


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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 7 8
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 1 1
Aggravated assault 1 0 1
Burglary 23 26 23
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 1
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 3 7 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 1
Burglary 20 20 19
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 3 1 2
Drug law violations 31 17 17
Liquor law violations 55 28 34
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 1 1 0
Drug law violations 18 14 10
Liquor law violations 21 15 18
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2011 2012 2013
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 1 0 0
Liquor law violations 13 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.