Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeC+
Western Carolina University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Western Carolina University Rankings
Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.
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.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 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
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.76 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.91 responses
After Western Carolina University
- Very Good454
I am an out of state student, and I absolutely love everything about my school. It has countless opportunities to discover new aspects of yourself. By having so many ways to experience new atmospheres, the adventures are countless. The students and employees of the school are so focused on learning and enjoying the college experience, it is hard not to love this school.
- College Sophomore
- 2 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
- 2 months ago
Western Carolina is a school rich in culture and diversity with easy access to the things i need to be successful.
- College Freshman
- 3 months ago