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Western Carolina University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Cullowhee, NC

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 4 8

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only Recommended July 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 University Way
City, State, Zip
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone
(877) WCU4YOU
Fax
 
E-mail
admiss@wcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 17,766 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 10,868 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 6,898 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,610 (34%) of 7,614 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,396 (31%) of 4,538 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,214 (39%) of 3,076 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.77
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
60%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
18%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 78%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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