Western Carolina University

The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains

Go Catamounts!!

WCU’s main campus sits in Cullowhee, North Carolina, near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. The location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities creates an opportunity for academic discovery service. The campus covers approximately 600 acres. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 15 public regional institutions in the South. As the westernmost institution in the UNC system, Western Carolina University provides educational opportunities to residents of the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the area’s vast resources.

WCU also operates an instructional site at Biltmore Park Towne Square in Asheville, where the university offers degree programs in nursing and engineering as well as graduate programs in accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and education.

2018 Fall Enrollment

  • Total: 11,639
  • Undergraduate: 10,027
  • Graduate: 1,612
  • In-state students: 10,476
  • Out-of-state students: 1,163

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Under the leadership of Chancellor Kelli R. Brown, Western Carolina University has seen phenomenal success, propelling this institution toward greatness, but, more importantly, she has done the same for the students we serve. Now, we must continue the progress she put in motion. We must be champions for our students, believe in their possibilities, inspire their determination, knock down obstacles in their way and lead them toward a better future. Join us in a campaign inspired by our greatest champion. Lead the Way.

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