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Western Carolina University

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

102 Camp Building

Cullowhee, NC 28723

United States

Phone: 828-227-7317

Fax: 828-227-7319

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 90
SAT:
% Submitting Score:87%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:460 - 560
     Math Middle 50%:480 - 570
     Writing Middle 50%:440 - 530
ACT:
% Submitting Score:17%
     ACT Middle 50%:20 - 24
     Math Middle 50%:19 - 25
     English Middle 50%:19 - 24
     Writing Middle 50%:18 - 22
Average High School GPA:3.63
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:42.2%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:15.8%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:16.4%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:14.9%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:10.4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.3%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:12.7%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:38.8%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:78.1%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 15,234
Total applicants who are accepted: 5,739
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,551
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 03/01
Priority Application Date: 02/01
Notification Begins: 01/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Very important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:4
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:24
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:8
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    90
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    460 - 560
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    480 - 570
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    440 - 530
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    20 - 24
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    19 - 24
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    18 - 22
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.63
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    03/01
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