Western Carolina University Reviews

4.06 out of 5 stars
(16 Reviews)
  • Cullowhee (NC)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,926
87% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 16 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
B - 6/26/2019
Degree: EMT
Graduation Year: 2019
"Western Carolina University is a great institution for higher learning that is located in the beautiful mountain of Western North Carolina. Western Carolina University is a welcoming University where the faculty take pride and interest in their students success. While Western Carolina University is wonderful institution for learning, it is also fortunate enough to be located in an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. Western Carolina University has the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop that offers amazing views, challenging hikes, many rivers for tubing or kayaking, breath taking sunsets, and beautiful waterfalls."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tanya Bryson - 6/20/2019
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2016
"The Bachelor os Science in Emergency Medical Care at Western Carolina University is one of the top in the Nation. It accommodates both traditional and distance learning students and meets accreditation standards. It was the first such program in the nation and has a history and reputation as a leader in the area of Emergency medical Care. The program is also designed so that students can easily transition to graduate level studies in Science, medicine, health education, administration and management or other ares. Teh tuition can not be beat. you get the most for your money you will get from any university. There is no other that is comparable."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Hope Quinn - 9/15/2018
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014
"The English Department at Western Carolina University is comprised of nationally acclaimed professors. They provide classes that are relevant and interesting. During my undergraduate career I took a mixture of professional writing courses, literature courses, and creative writing courses. Each professor expects your best work and are willing to work with you to achieve that. They are available during office hours and are largely approachable. You will create lasting personal and professional relationships with your professors at WCU that will extend beyond the classroom."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Dakota Parris - 6/9/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"Western Carolina was such an amazing school to attend. Being from the area I already felt safe and welcomed. Attaining my biology degree there lead me to where I am now. I will be attending Life University to be a chiropractor! I'm so thrilled to start this journey of my life and I really hope that I will be able to make a difference in people's lives with what I am doing. I really hope that I am able to heal people as well as help heal this nation."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Caleb Hannon - 3/20/2017
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2014
"Absolutely loved everything about the university and would never expect to have had as much joy at any other university. The instructors in the program were top notch with real world experience and consistently made us think outside our comfort zone. The internship was by far one of the biggest learning times as it made you prepared for what life was like after college."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Kalen Q - 3/12/2017
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
2.7 out of 5 stars
FlowerLove - 8/5/2016
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2007
"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!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Joseph Michael Lee - 7/9/2016
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Heather - 10/5/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Jgmosteller - 10/5/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
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