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Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)


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Western Carolina University is ranked 73 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 236 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 66%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+1%
600-69913%
600+14%

SAT Math Score

700+1%
600-69913%
600+14%

ACT Score

30-362%
24-2932%
24+34%

Students applied15,397
Students admitted6,637
Admission rate43%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate40%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$3,779
Fees$3,124
Room and board$8,665
Estimated book expense$753
Total cost$16,321

Cost after need-based aid$10,163
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,541

Average debt at graduation$23,806

Out of State

Tuition$14,172
Fees$3,124
Room and board$8,665
Estimated book expense$753
Total cost$26,714

Cost after need-based aid$20,556
Cost after non-need-based aid$24,934

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$35,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met66%
Average need-based aid$6,158
Average non-need-based aid$1,780

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment8,787

Full-Time

Men3,448
Women3,925

Part-Time

Men551
Women863

Freshmen retained78%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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