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College Deliberately: Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University is a large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes character, culture and career located in the town of Cullowhee, NC. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies and Psychology, General.

Western Carolina University

place Highway 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9646
phone Phone: (828) 227-7100
web Web: http://www.wcu.edu
  • Western Carolina University is also known as:
    Western Carolina University, Western

Accreditation

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AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Western Carolina UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1984
Western Carolina UniversityTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2006
Western Carolina UniversityArt and Design (ART) – Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2011
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Bachelor’s degree
29
Master’s degree
3
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
3
Doctor’s degree – professional practice

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Western Carolina University is in NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 107
Baseball Men’s 31
Soccer Women’s 29

The complete list of sports at Western Carolina University is available for members.

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