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Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7211

Western Carolina, founded in 1889, is a public university - part of the University of North Carolina system. Its 682-acre campus is located in Cullowhee, about 52 miles west of Asheville. WCU provides an education to more than 9,000 students from 46 states and 39 countries. Academic program offerings span more than 120 specialties including the nation's highest-ranked entrepreneurship and project management programs, a national award-winning teacher education program, a criminal justice program used as a model for North Carolina's accreditation program, and the nation's first accredited four-year emergency medical care program.

Quick Facts

School Type:
4-year; Public
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Religious Affiliation:
No Religious Affiliation
Applicants Admitted:
Application Deadline:
March 1 See Admission
Highest Degree Offered:


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