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Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, NC
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University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboro, NC
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#30 in Federal Region IV Universities
Rankings*
Public, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$4,367 North Carolina Residents
$8,367 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$7,468 North Carolina Residents
$22,627 Out-of-State
cheaper$7,480 North Carolina Residents
$17,887 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$8,265 North Carolina Residents
$21,983 Out-of-State
Less$5,641Average Financial Aid AmountMore$8,451
Admission
Lower1,145 SAT
22 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,178 SAT
24 ACT
Tighter79%Acceptance RateEasier91%
Lower18%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable26%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller12,243Total EnrollmentLarger19,764
Smaller10,517Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger15,995
Smaller1,726Graduate Student PopulationLarger3,769
Smaller3,027Online Student PopulationLarger6,648
Completion & Outcomes
Higher64%Graduate RateLower59%
Lower25%Transfer-out RateHigher26%
81%Retention Rate81%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,552)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,683)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,706)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,657)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty17 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty16 to 1
787Number of faculties1,172
Lower$70,708Average Faculty SalaryHigher$78,216
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.