Location
Cullowhee, NC
Undergrads
6,794
Tuition (in-state)
$15,522 ($5,925)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 869 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Older buildings have poor ac/heating and tend to be a little more worn down. Bucanan has the biggest rooms. Blue Ridge and Balsam are the newest so have the best amenities and location.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Dont be stupid, Dont leave valuables in the open, and you'll be fine.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Lots of parties. A few greeks actually participate in campus life. We do have alot of school oriented greeks too. Psychology frat, honors frat, music frat, etc

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Average food, few chain restaurants that are more expensive like starbucks, mcallisters, chickfila, and a food court like area. Unlimited dining upstairs is the best value but it's hit or miss. when it's close to breaks eat at the more expensive places because the dining hall is probably low on (good) food

3 College Junior

Facilities: WCU has updated their facilities alot in the last couple years and opened a new EMergency Medical Sciences building. THey continue to expand and recreate our environment. Lots of events on campus for everyone! Movies, lectures, game nights, lawn activities.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I've ran into Russians, Saudis, Argentinians, and Irishmen. I know many LGBT members that can relate on many levels with anyone struggling in their community and they are very open and active on campus. There is a very small religious community but they keep to themselves and arent overly aggressive. Politics arent really big on campus but they too are active on campus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Alot of hippies and greek life stand out as your stereotypes. WCU is a party school so alot of the students like to go out and drink or party but there are also alot of outdoorsy types. Generally, we're a tshirt and jeans kind of school.

4 College Junior

Majors: I;m currently an online student. What I do know from my previous years at WCU is they always have tons of opportunities to further your education and get more help. Most instructors are incredible but some clearly rely on their tenure.

College Junior

Majors: Not familiar with any internships

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Everyone is usually helpful and nice. But they will drop you immediately if you dont make payments. Even if financial aid being late is to blame.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great outdoor town. If you're looking for convenience to all city life, not the place for you. Cullowhee is about an hour from asheville and a little more from Gatlinburg. So, if you dont mind a drive there is still plenty for you to do. Locally there are alot of hiking trails, local shops, rafting, and many other features that you'd expect from the mountains.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is a large group or intramural sports including a sports club. There are intramural events every semester for student formed teams and our sports clubs have their own practice times and facilities. Our varsity teams are ok. Usually the basketball and baseball outshine our football team. Even more so, our Marching Band outshines everyone.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Once you find your favorite restaurants (other than fast food), it starts to get a bit repetitious. Good variety of fast food, lots of bars and pubs to choose from, and variety of types of food like chinese, japanese, mexican, and cuban. There are a hand full of restaurants that have student discounts and alot have specials every day.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life at Western is very popular. They always doing something outside or hosting something.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is very competitive like I have said before. They want the best. It's not something you just sign up for, you actually have to work for it.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: It all depends on how active you are trying to be. There is always something on campus for you to get involved with. The school always try to involve everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I love the academics at Western. The main reason i chose this school. They are very strict about your grades. If you care, they care. Even some will go out their way to check on you if you haven't been to class or if you was sick. They are willing to help you if need be.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I really haven't got into my major yet.So, I really wouldn't know. But I do know that its a very competitive program at my school.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There isn't many places where you can actually party instead of the house parties. The only time it is off-campus is for homecoming.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The location of the the off campus housing is far enough but not too far from the campus. You might want to have a car to make it easier for you. But if not, there is off campus transportation but it isn't that fast. The off-campus living conditions are great. It has a lot of space and quite.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Class size is great but it is sometimes hard to get classes you need. In most majors if you stay up with what you need to take it is less of a problem. In freshman year you can see what is needed to stay on track for 4 years but you don't want to drop anything if you can help it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Having on older brother graduate from WCU and another from another school I can tell you that WCU is a great place to receive the help needed to enter the workplace in the field of study you choose.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I suspect that this is a problem with any school but it is never an easy process for my family. In the end it always works out and works out well but not an easy process to go through.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: On campus housing is being updated which is good howver this does cause hardship on incoming freshmen. it does cause a shortage when a freshman dorm is being updated. The newer dorms are better than the other capuses that I visited.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Parking can be an issue on campus and the campus police are very quick to ticket cars for any infraction. The administration is however fairly easy on just letting us be college students. The rules are not unbearable.

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