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 $9,932
$30,000-$48,000 $11,506
$48,000-$75,000 $15,377
$75,000-$110,000 $18,446
Over $110,000 $19,411

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 85% $6,098
Federal Grants 40% $4,530
Pell grants 39% $4,177
Other federal grants 5% $1,329
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 40% $3,109
Institutional grants or scholarships 68% $1,980
Student loan aid 65% $5,809
Federal student loans 64% $6,463
Other student loans 3% $10,066

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have work experience 134 Up to $6,000
Visit a college campus 267 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 288 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 194 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 260 Up to $1,120

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Western Carolina University Admissions

What is Western Carolina University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 41%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 50% of applicants
SAT Reading 450-560
SAT Math 460-560
SAT Writing 430-530
ACT Submissions 59% of applicants
Composite Score 20-25

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Western Carolina University Campus Life

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Forbes Ranking

37%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

57%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 10260
Living on campus 12%
Transfer Students 33%
Under Age 25 41%
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

80%

First Year Student Retention

37%

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
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