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Reviews 1003 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is really expensive. But I think it is like that basically anywhere you go to college.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly, all you need to know is that Cookout is the place to go. And Kobe is so very yummy.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that Western reaches a reasonable amount of strictness. It's not too bad and it's not too lenient. They follow through with their rules and all that but they aren't constantly down your throat.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties at Western can get pretty hype at times. But I wouldn't say I have ever felt in any kind of danger. The frats throw really good parties and every party I have been to they have made sure no one was driving drunk and that if you were underage you have an X on your hands so people will know not to provide you with alcohol. I love Western and since there is nothing really to do around us that is close we party it up. Great experience.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had no problems with getting my financial aid worked out and situated. The people at the financial aid office are really good with helping you out if you need it and getting everything taken care of like it needs to be.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I came from hardly ever eating out back home to literally having to eat out every single time I wanted to eat. I don't like how there aren't many options that are healthy. Freshens is healthy and all but totally too expensive. McCalisters is really expensive, too. Which Wich's service is insanely awful and the sandwiches aren't even that good. Other than that, though the food is pretty solid. The cafe is not the most awful thing you will ever eat so I'm glad I didn't listen when people would tell me that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman, it is really important to find your way around with ease and be confident in knowing where you are going concerning classes and all. I love the way that the freshman dorms are literally right in the middle of everything. You are walking distance from food and where most your classes will be held your freshman year. Definitely a great experience with dorms. You meet new people everyday. Whether it be on your floor or just walking in and out of the dorm. It is great to know a lot of people on campus and half the people I have met have been because we live in the same housing.

One thing that I think Western could work on is having enough room for people. But as a freshman you are basically guaranteed a place on campus. After your freshman year though, they don't really guarantee you a spot. Definitely something they should work on.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Located within walking distance of campus. More privacy than living on campus. rent is high

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Decent variety. not too costly

3 College Sophomore

Administration: No problems with school policies

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid office is efficient

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Variety of food choices is good. Upstairs dining hall is a too expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's convenient and allows for more time to make friends.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Varies from sport to sport.... but overall good participation and performance.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Same as the average campus.... there is a little bit of everything for everyone.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I really do not participate in the party seen. Usually just hang out with friends. Enjoy fishing, sports and outside activities.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Lots of dining choices on campus and the food is good. Also, extended times that dining is available is a plus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is lovely. There are a lot of options that offer student discounts and half the time students can get a whole meal with a drink for about 8-10 dollars.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Underage drinking is definitely a big deal at Western Carolina and it is normally the freshmen that get caught. As freshmen the police and the RAs look for you to mess up.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: IF you go about financial aid the right way then everything is a breeze. For any students that need financial aid then you need to apply as soon as possible before the money is gone.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I do not attend parties that often on campus because I work and try to keep up my grades. The few parties that I did attend had tons of students, a lot of drinking and smoking, plus there were a few fights.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is always GREAT the first week the students start school. When it is time to close for holidays and days due to weather are the only times that the food sucks.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has it's advantages. The people may often times be noisy, but it is never for too long. The students are all actually pretty nice no matter their race. Everyone acts in a close togetherness as if everyone was part of this big family. You meet the most people everyday and often times if you are paying attention then may be greeted by a smile by the people passing by. Along with all the great friends that you meet for a lifetime here on campus and the professors that actually are willing to go out of their way to help you the cost of the school is actually affordable. I love campus life!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I love living on campus! It allows me to be close to the buildings on campus, like the library, University Center, and the Campus Recreation Center. I can easily walk to and from my room to class. The CatTran is also very useful to get from class back to my dorm room.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most are reasonable cost, convenient if you have a car, some offer student discounts, not much in variety.

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