Western Carolina University Comparison

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Location Cullowhee, NC
Setting Distant Town
Students 12,243
Type Public 4 Year
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit


Tuition (In State) $1,000
Tuition (Out of State) $5,000
Room & Board $10,954
Avg Net Price $13,221
Avg Grant Aid $5,319
% Receiving Grant Aid 83%

Admission and Academics

Acceptance Rate 48.5%
Avg High School GPA 3.46
Admissions Standards Average
Applicant Competition Low
ACT Range 20/25
SAT Range 1020/1220
Application Deadline Apr 1, 2022


Graduation Rate 50%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $39,100
Making Student Loan Payments 58%
Median Student Loan Debt $22,010
Median Loan Payment $227
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/