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 Studies168Graduates
- Business Administration and Management91Graduates
- Middle School Education86Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services77Graduates
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)57Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- 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
- Very Good470
I love that this college is small enough to where you run into people you know throughout the day, but still big enough to where you're always meeting new people. The majority of my professors, in the chemistry department, have been great. They cut up with the students and most of them are willing to help students that ask for help. Also, the area surrounding WCU is beautiful; lots of places to hike and explore waterfalls.
- 2 days ago
I really enjoy Western Carolina because of the diversity, and freedom to express one's beliefs. People can chalk the Central Quad pavement to express feelings on race and/or political issues. There are nonviolent protests here and there to display beliefs which is cool. The scenery is especially nice here.
- 7 days ago
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
- 1 month ago