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Western Carolina University Scholarships

1 University Way Tuition In/Out-State: $3,397 / $12,994 Total Fall Enrollment: 9,407
Cullowhee , NC 28723-9646 Books and Supplies: $2,158 Applicants Admitted: 39%
(828) 227-7100 On-campus Room and Board: $7,178 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 84%
http://www.wcu.edu Undergraduate Application Fee: $55 Receiving Institutional Aid: 65% , $1,651 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Western Carolina University General Information

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    Address 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
    Phone Number (828) 227-7100
    Web Address http://www.wcu.edu
    Mission Statement Western Carolina University creates engaged learning opportunities that incorporate teaching, research and service through residential, distance education and international experiences. The university focuses its academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities to improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in the region, state and nation.
    Type of School Four or more years, Public
    Religious affiliation None
    Highest degree offered Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
    Calendar Semester
    Setting Town, distant from an urban area
    Distance learning opportunities Yes

    Western Carolina University Size

    Total enrollment 9,407
    Enrolled full time 6,983
    Enrolled part time 2,424

    Western Carolina University Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 3,266
    Women enrolled full time 3,717
    American Indian/Alaskan Native -
    Asian/Pacific Islander -
    Black/Non-Hispanic -
    Hispanic -
    White/Non-Hispanic -
    Non-Resident Alien 2%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 6%
  • Western Carolina University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $55
    Applied 14,979
    Admitted 5,813
    Enrolled 1,440
    Admitted % 39%

    Western Carolina University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Required
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Required
    Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
    Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended

    Western Carolina University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 96%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 470
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 560
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 480
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 570
    Students submitting ACT 20%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 19
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 24
  • Western Carolina University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $3,397
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $12,994
    Books and Supplies $2,158
    On-campus room and board $7,178
    Off-campus room and board $9,778

    Western Carolina University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 84%
    Receiving Federal Grants 39% , $4,321 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 65% , $1,651 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 66% , $5,512 on average
  • Western Carolina University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 49 11 0
    BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Accounting 31 28 0
    Business Administration and Management, General 51 31 0
    Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 0 37 0
    Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 27 0 0
    Finance, General 16 0 0
    Hospitality Administration/Management, General 23 0 0
    Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 0 29 0
    International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 0 0
    Management Information Systems, General 20 0 0
    Marketing, Other 13 21 0
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General 28 0 0
    COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 10 0 0
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric 49 0 0
    COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Computer Science 11 0 0
    EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Art Teacher Education 7 0 0
    College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 0 24 0
    Community College Education 0 5 0
    Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 0 11 0
    Education, General 0 58 0
    Education, Other 0 0 0
    Educational Leadership and Administration, General 0 50 5
    Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 0 3 0
    Elementary Education and Teaching 93 0 0
    English/Language Arts Teacher Education 20 0 0
    Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 132 0 0
    Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 31 0 0
    Mathematics Teacher Education 11 0 0
    Music Teacher Education 21 0 0
    Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 21 1 0
    Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 10 0 0
    Social Studies Teacher Education 10 0 0
    Spanish Language Teacher Education 0 0 0
    Special Education and Teaching, General 14 0 0
    Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 0 47 0
    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0 1 0
    ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering 11 0 0
    Engineering, General 0 0 0
    ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 47 22 0
    Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 16 0 0
    Engineering Technology, General 39 0 0
    Industrial Technology/Technician 0 10 0
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    English Language and Literature, General 40 16 0
    FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    French Language and Literature 0 0 0
    German Language and Literature 2 0 0
    Spanish Language and Literature 12 0 0
    HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Athletic Training/Trainer 7 0 0
    Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 17 21 0
    Dietetics/Dietitian 21 0 0
    Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 29 0 0
    Environmental Health 14 0 0
    Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator 9 0 0
    Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0 18 0
    Physical Therapy/Therapist 0 29 0
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 120 34 0
    Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy 35 0 0
    HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    History, General 43 9 0
    HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 162 0 0
    LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 7 0 0
    MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Applied Mathematics, General 0 6 0
    Mathematics, General 24 0 0
    MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    International/Global Studies 9 0 0
    Science, Technology and Society 0 0 0
    NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Environmental Science 11 0 0
    Natural Resources Management and Policy 20 0 0
    PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 26 0 0
    Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 23 0 0
    PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Philosophy 5 0 0
    PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Chemistry, General 13 5 0
    Forensic Chemistry 13 0 0
    Geology/Earth Science, General 13 0 0
    PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Psychology, General 72 10 0
    School Psychology 0 0 0
    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Public Administration 20 17 0
    Social Work 43 24 0
    SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Anthropology 30 0 0
    Geography 0 0 0
    Political Science and Government, General 32 0 0
    Sociology 30 0 0
    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Art/Art Studies, General 6 0 0
    Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 12 0 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 16 4 0
    Interior Design 12 0 0
    Music Performance, General 19 5 0
    Music, General 3 0 0
  • Western Carolina University Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline March 1
    Priority application deadline February 1
    Fall application deadline April 1
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due July 1
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by January 15
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline March 15
    Financial aid deadline -
    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about -
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by -

    Early Decision/Action

    Early decision deadline November 15
    College will notify student of early decision by December 15
    Early action deadline November 15
    College will notify student of early action by December 15

    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline -
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date June 1
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by -
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    Western Carolina University Sports

Alice Mathews Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Description
This endowed scholarship fund was established to honor a former member of the WCU faculty, Dr. Alice Mathews. The fund provides support for deserving history majors with priority consideration given to students with a 4.0 GPA.
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