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Western Carolina University Admissions

Western Carolina admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 39%. Students that get into Western Carolina have an average SAT score between 1020-1200 or an average ACT score of 19-24. The regular admissions application deadline for Western Carolina is February 1. Interested students can apply for early action, and the Western Carolina early action deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
39%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
19,391
SAT Range
1020-1200
SAT Reading
510-610
SAT Math
510-590
Students Submitting SAT
40%
ACT Range
19-24
ACT English
18-24
ACT Math
18-24
ACT Writing
5-7
Students Submitting ACT
63%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
February 1
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Considered but not required
Poll
80%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.45 responses
Poll
84%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.45 responses
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