Take a closer look at WCU, and you’ll find educational opportunities you simply can’t find anywhere else. Did you know…
Our residential Honors College was the first of its kind in North Carolina.
We are proud to offer the nation’s top-ranked programs in project management and entrepreneurship. We offer the only master of entrepreneurship program that focuses solely on the entrepreneurship discipline.
We pioneered the nation's first accredited four-year emergency medical care program and offer one of only two programs in construction management in the UNC system.
Our criminal justice program was used as a model for the accreditation program for the University of North Carolina system.
Our students regularly take top honors in the American Express Challenge.
WCU is the only university in the UNC system to offer an online master of school administration degree, and the only one with a center for the support of beginning teachers.
WCU's award-winning writing students took first prize in the second annual student writing competition sponsored by the
Association for Business Communication and won a national Association of Writers & Writing Programs award.
Graduates of our recreational therapy, physical therapy, and school administration programs regularly achieve perfect pass rates on professional exams. And our nursing graduates have posted one of the top pass rates on their licensure exams—with 100 percent of first-time test-takers achieving a perfect pass.
Our broadcasting program is the only one in the UNC system to require a professional internship.
WCU is home to North Carolina's first stand-alone master's program in teaching English as a second or foreign language.
We doubled the size of our campus in 2005 through the Millennial Initiative. In addition to expanding the overall size of the campus by 344 acres, the initiative paved the way for expanded and new facilities equipped with the most advanced technology.
WCU's multidisciplinary forensic science program includes courses in anthropology, applied criminology, biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, physics, and psychology.
We stay ahead of the technology curve with the most modern equipment and facilities. Our newest facilities include a physical therapy laboratory for studying human movement, a health care simulation lab for our nursing and health sciences students, a Broadway-quality performing arts center, a confocal microscope for our biology students, and a new Center for Adaptive Devices. WCU is the only school in the UNC system supported by a government grant to do fiber-optics research.