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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC
#39

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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

2013-2014 Tuition

$16,076 Tuition and Fees

Students

7979 undergraduate students
47% male / 53% female

Admission

March 1 application deadline
37.7% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1889

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, Spanish Language Teacher Education, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Technology, General, Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, Industrial Technology/Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, German Language and Literature, 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, 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, Forensic Science and Technology, 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, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Environmental Health, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, 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, Educational/Instructional Technology, College Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Reading Teacher Education, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Technology, General, Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, Telecommunications Technology/Technician, Industrial Technology/Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Gerontology, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Forensic Science and Technology, Public Administration, Social Work, Social Sciences, General, Anthropology, Physical and Biological Anthropology, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, American Indian/Native American Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, Dance, General, Interior Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Environmental Health, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, Dietetics/Dietitian, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, Banking and Financial Support Services, Hospitality Administration/Management, General, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Marketing, Other, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, History, General, American History (United States), Public/Applied History, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 7,979
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,751
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,045
Percent of male undergraduates: 47%
Percent of female undergraduates: 53%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, 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: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station

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