Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeB-
Western Carolina University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Western Carolina University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.84 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies168 Graduates
Business Administration and Management91 Graduates
Middle School Education86 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services77 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)57 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
After Western Carolina University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses
- Very Good470
I love it! Not only is Western Carolina University located in one of the most beautiful places in North Carolina, but the school itself is so clean and well kept. The staff and student population is very welcoming allowing newcomers to find a sense of home immediately. Football games are a blast with the combination of the roaring student section and "The Pride of The Mountain," Western Carolina band. All in all, everything about the school compliments itself, the location, student body, and the devoted staff.
- College Freshman
- 4 months ago
I am going to describe all of the topics a typical college student would ask someone who already has experienced and went to Western Carolina University. So when you wake up in the morning its not just your average college. You look out your dormitory or apartment and see the sun rise and the mountains. This just makes your day a whole lot better and gets you in the mood to get up and go to class. There is a lot of diversity at Western, and you meet different people just about every day, as long as you take a different route to class that is. The teachers can sometimes be tough on you and that is just because they want to push you to your ability. And also get you ready for whatever job you are trying to pursue after undergraduate. Athletics are a major thing at Western, mostly the football team. Our stadium is amazing and you always have a great time at the games, everyone is so nice and polite and never rarely see any one not having fun. This is just a little of what i love about my school!
- College Junior
- 6 months ago
My first semester at Western Carolina included a lot of wonderful experiences! From the Pride of The Mountains Marching Band, running through the catafount, and exploring the mountains near WCU. Western Carolina is unique due to that fact it is in the middle of no where, located in a no name city, Cullowhee. The school is surrounded by a 360 view of beautiful scenery. There is always something to do at Western Carolina. I would choose this school again and again. WCU has a fantastic marching band and a phenomenal nursing program. Their nursing program has had a 100% pass rate on their NCLEX for the past two years! Western Carolina University was my first choice and will always be my first choice school.
- College Freshman
- Jan 4 2016