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Future Students

Interested in joining the Western Carolina community? Our engaged and supportive community is designed to inspire you to explore. You'll learn how to not only answer the tough questions, but how to ask them. You'll learn to challenge yourself and the status quo.

16to1
Student/faculty ratio
120+
undergrad degrees, minors and concentrations
35+
grad degrees and certificates
Top 5
nationally for undergraduate research
Current Students

Western Carolina students set standards of excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, on the stage and in service to others. Our institutional priority is to provide our incredible students with the resources and opportunities they need to excel in every arena.

16to1
Student/faculty ratio
120+
undergrad degrees, minors and concentrations
35+
grad degrees and certificates
Top 5
nationally for undergraduate research
Faculty & Staff

It is the people at Western Carolina University that create the community in which we teach, inspire and discover. We seek out staff with the sense of exploration and the desire for excellence that we expect in our students.

16to1
Student/faculty ratio
120+
undergrad degrees, minors and concentrations
35+
grad degrees and certificates
Top 5
nationally for undergraduate research
Parents & Family

At WCU, we know that our students need help and support both on and off campus, and we work to partner with parents and family members to ensure students have the best experience possible.

16to1
Student/faculty ratio
120+
undergrad degrees, minors and concentrations
35+
grad degrees and certificates
Top 5
nationally for undergraduate research
Alumni & Community

At WCU, We welcome every member of the Catamount family, as well as our local community members, to be an ongoing part of the life of our institution. We strive to provide resources to our alumni and to the businesses and residents of our region.

16to1
Student/faculty ratio
120+
undergrad degrees, minors and concentrations
35+
grad degrees and certificates
Top 5
nationally for undergraduate research

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