How much does Western Carolina University cost?

Western Carolina University Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,897
Out-of-state $17,290
On-Campus Room and Board $9,553
Off-Campus Room and Board $9,537
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $10,670
$30,000-$48,000 $12,550
$48,000-$75,000 $16,474
$75,000-$110,000 $10,670
Over $110,000 $20,093

Western Carolina University Financial Aid and Debt

58%

Students paying down their debt

$22,010

Typical Total Student Debt

$228

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 86% $5,970
Federal Grants 43% $4,418
Pell grants 42% $4,144
Other federal grants 6% $1,009
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 42% $2,968
Institutional grants or scholarships 68% $2,226
Student loan aid 67% $6,132
Federal student loans 67% $6,643
Other student loans 3% $11,353

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 277 Up to $75
Play a sport 150 Up to $1,500
Visit a college campus 279 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 163 Up to $10,000
Take a foreign language class 163 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 277 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 141 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Western Carolina University Admissions

What is Western Carolina University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 39%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 40% of applicants
SAT Reading 510-610
SAT Math 510-590
SAT Writing 430-530
ACT Submissions 63% of applicants
Composite Score 19-24

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Western Carolina University Campus Life

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Forbes Ranking

40%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

59%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 10260
Living on campus 14%
Transfer Students 31%
Under Age 25 37%
Gender Balance
Women
55%
Men
45%

Student Diversity

39%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
77.41%
Unknown
7.93%
Black or African American
6.53%
Hispanic or Latino
6.03%
Asian
1.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.11%

Western Carolina University Graduation Success

79%

First Year Student Retention

40%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$36,200

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Western Carolina University

Address

Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Master's Colleges and Universities
Setting Distant Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify