Information for Employers


Originally founded in 1889, Western Carolina University continues to provide higher education and career opportunities to the western region of North Carolina. Settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, WCU is called home to more than 10,000 students from 48 states and 35 countries. WCU's goal is to provide quality education and preparation for responsible citizenship in a changing world to its students.

Although the school may be positioned in a rural part of the state, WCU is still in the nation's spotlight. WCU has been recognized as having one of the most environmentally responsible campuses according to the Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges. The Criminal Justice Program is, and has been ranked #1 in affordability for four years. The Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine ranked WCU as the Top Adventure College. When compared to other schools WCU is ranked in the top ten for undergraduate student research accepted for presentation at the national conference for undergraduate research. WCU is also tied for #15 for the top public regional comprehensive institutions.

With freshman coming to Western Carolina with an average GPAs of 3.67 and average SAT scores of 1043 without writing and 1528 with writing, the student body is full of bright young minds. Outside of classes the students participate in any number of the 190 student organizations to further their education.

Western Carolina University allows you to draw from a diverse, well rounded, intelligent, and hardworking student body. Before leaving, students are able to integrate information for a variety of contexts, solve complex problems, communicate effectively and responsibly, practice civic engagement, and clarify and act on purpose and values. These qualities, accompanied with a quality education, make for excellent employees.


To get started recruiting Western Carolina University students, create an account on Job Cat 2.0 for employers, the primary tool that our students use to contact prospective employers. Please also use the other links in this section of our website to learn more about our recruitment services and upcoming events.

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