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Western Carolina University Student Life

Western Carolina University is on a 682-acre campus in a rural setting in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Western Carolina University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Western Carolina University also has fraternities and sororities.

Western Carolina University students' favorite campus traditions are Mountain Heritage Day, Valley Ballyhoo and Homecoming.

Does Western Carolina University offer student housing?

Western Carolina University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Western Carolina University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Safety at Western Carolina University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Western Carolina University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Western Carolina University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Western Carolina University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Western Carolina University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Western Carolina University, take Interstate 40 to Cullowhee, NC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Asheville Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in North Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Western Carolina University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Western Carolina University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

78%

8%

5%

3%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

10,517

Graduate Students

1,726

Non-Resident / International Students

161

Western Carolina University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,243

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

48%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,984

Out-of-State

$10,984

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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