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Western Carolina is a public graduate school in River Township, North Carolina. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,628 graduate students. Of the 37 graduate programs offered at Western Carolina University, 9 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Western Carolina University are Registered Nursing (RN), Business, and Human Resources. 53% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
Address
1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,628
Part-Time Grad Students
861
Research Assistants
116
Teaching Assistants
137
Racial Diversity
  • White
    78.7%
  • African American
    8.1%
  • Hispanic
    4.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    4.6%
  • Multiracial
    2.1%
  • Asian
    0.9%
  • Native American
    0.9%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
  • Unknown
    0%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    C
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$32,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$646
National
$949
Median Home Value
$180,300
National
$184,700
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10 reviews
Western Carolina University is an amazing school! The people at Western and around the community are great. There is always fun events going on around campus. The food has always been good to me. Plenty of housing options on and off campus. The campus rec center (gym) is super nice! I spent many hours in there. My favorite part about Western is the fact that it's in the mountains! I love outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, and more. I have made some long life friends here, and a lot of wonderful memories! The reason I gave Western a 4-star rating is because I wish they had an exercise/kinesiology undergrad program I could've taken. Other than that, my overall experience at Western was great! I'm so excited to be able to attend graduate school at Western this coming fall!
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I went to Western for undergrad and graduate school. The town has grown a lot, it is no longer dry and now we have one bar. This is a commuter school where most students do not live on campus and those who do leave every weekend. The professors are amazing and have lots of field experience.
Western Carolina has been my home away from home. I was able to create friends that I will have for a life time. I have professors that I will always be able to reach out to for resources.