Western Carolina University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
Western has a great education program! I loved the small class sizes and building strong relationships with the faculty. The College of Education also offered lots of merit-based scholarships to students, which was great. Most of the faculty is really knowledgeable and experienced.
I enjoyed the college overall and the learning environment was beautiful and stimulating. The setting is humbling and allows one to focus on their studies. However, I just wish there was a serious conversation about possible directions in employment. As a first generation college graduate , a little more information on navigating the employment fields would have been helpful. Maybe, the school could use more network with potential employers. Getting students hyper focused on a path to earning a living is most important. I graduate into the great recession and applied non stop for employment without little success. This was rough and the struggle was evident. Students going into the arts should focus on completing a teachers certificate. Also, more explanation on student loans and exactly how they work would have been helpful. Really, explaining the various different government subsidize loans to students would have been appreciated. Explaining, exactly which loans you should pay off first and ones that can wait to be paid off. My whole life has suffered due to over burdened from student loans and lack of deceit jobs added insult to injury. I am in a effort to improve the situation by adding a master degree to the resume. As more expenses pile up!! Here's to throwing caution to the wind!
Western Carolina University is a good school to start your undergraduate career in chemistry. The faculty are helpful and there is a 1:10 ratio of professors to students when you get to higher levels of study. This allows more one on one time if you need help with understanding difficult material.
WCU is a great school if you're self driven and not easily distracted. A lot of students there are, honestly, fairly lazy, and it's easy to get dragged down if you can't focus yourself. The classes are high quality, the teachers are great (and are reprimanded when they're not). The campus is beautiful and easy to get around, though watch out for ice and slush in the winter.
It was the perfect place for an engaging, challenging, and enjoyable undergraduate experience. It earns the place of the top adventure college in the nation fairly with all the outdoor activities avaliable on and off campus.
Its a great place to finish growing up. the emphasis on learning instead of research is a welcome change from most other universities. it is a small college so you get more time with professors.
This was the second best decision I made. The first best, was studying abroad.
WCU is a great school, though it's easy to fall behind and make less than amazing grades if you aren't a self motivated person. The campus is beautiful, though sometimes I wish they would spend less money renovating things like the fountain and more money fixing up some of the dorms, especially the freshman dorms. There are good restaurant choices on campus, and also a convenience store and dining hall.
WCU is an excellent school for many things. Natural Resources is not their strongest point unfortunately. However they do have many excellent degrees in other areas.
Non-profit schools are the ticket. A great education at an affordable price at a state supported regionally accredited institution, what a deal. The annual tuition rate is wrong on this site however. 1 credit hour is only $134.00 so you can do the math.
The Emergency Management program has 9 required classes (27 credit hours) in the program. You do have to take 30 credit hours of upper level classes at WCU so you may have to take a couple extra because EDM 250 is a lower level class and doesn't count toward this requirement. So by taking the required classes you end up with 24 upper level hours so then you make up the other 6 hours with 2 upper level EDM electives.
The remaining 87 credit hours of general education and electives classes can be taken at a community college and transferred in at an even lower cost. So you can really get the degree and only spend around $4400 for it at WCU, of course that doesn't count the community college cost. This is what I have done and its worked great.