Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina


Admissions

Undergraduate Application Fee

$65

Admissions Statistics

Western Carolina University has an acceptance rate of 69%. The acceptance rate of 69% implies that for every 100 students that applied 69 students got accepted. 11,128 students appied to Western Carolina University. 69% of the students that applied got accepted, and 28% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants

11,128

Acceptance Rate

69%

Western Carolina University has acceptance rate of 69% for male students and 69% for female students. 4,484 male students applied to Western Carolina University compared to 6,644 female students. 69% of the male students that applied got accepted, and 30% of the males students that got accepted enrolled compared to 69% of the female students that applied got accepted, and 26% of the female students that got accepted enrolled.

Applicants by Gender

Male Female
Number of Applicants4,4846,644
Percent Admitted69%69%
Percent Admitted who Enrolled30%26%

Admissions Considerations

Students applying to Western Carolina University are required to submit secondary school GPA, secondary school record, completion of college-preparatory program and admission test scores (SAT/ACT) for admission. In contrast, applicants are recommended (but not required) to submit secondary school rank for admission.

What matters for admission

Open admission policyNo
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)Required

SAT Scores

49% of the enrolled students at Western Carolina University submitted SAT scores. The estimated average SAT composite score for Western Carolina University is 1110. Amongst the enrolled students that submitted SAT scores to Western Carolina University, 50% have SAT composite scores ranging from 1020 to 1200. 25% of enrolled students have SAT composite scores below 1020 whereas 25% of the enrolled students have SAT composite scores above 1200.

SAT Composite Range

1020 - 1200

Students Submitting SAT

49%

The SAT reading score at Western Carolina University ranged from 510 to 610. The SAT math score at Western Carolina University ranged from 510 to 590.

SAT Reading Range510 - 610
SAT Math Range510 - 590

SAT lower and upper ranges are the 25th and 75th percentile of SAT scores of the enrolled students.

ACT Scores

58% of the enrolled students at Western Carolina University submitted ACT scores. The estimated average ACT composite score for Western Carolina University is 22. Amongst the enrolled students that submitted ACT scores to Western Carolina University, 50% have ACT composite scores ranging from 20 to 25. 25% of enrolled students have ACT composite scores below 20 whereas 25% of the enrolled students have ACT composite scores above 25.

ACT Composite Range

20 - 25

Students Submitting ACT

58%

The ACT english score at Western Carolina University ranged from 19 to 24. The ACT math score at Western Carolina University ranged from 19 to 25.

ACT English Range19 - 24
ACT Math Range19 - 25

ACT lower and upper ranges are the 25th and 75th percentile of ACT scores of the enrolled students.

Credits Accepted

Credit TypeAccepted
Dual CreditYes
Credit for Life ExperiencesYes
Advanced Placement (AP) CreditsYes