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.
Masters and Doctoral Programs
Most Popular Programs
Registered Nursing (RN)60 Students
Human Resources55 Students
Educational Administration45 Students
Social Work33 Students
Student Affairs and College Counseling33 Students
Physical Therapy30 Students
Communication Sciences and Disorders27 Students
Healthcare Management21 Students
Western Carolina University Graduate 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!
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.