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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University says, "At Western Carolina University, all bachelor's degree programs include courses in liberal studies designed to provide each student with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an educated person. These attributes include the ability to think critically, to communicate effectively, to identify and solve problems reflectively, to use information and technology responsibly, to appreciate the creative and performing arts, and to seek personal development and lifelong learning." [Source]

Website: http://www.wcu.edu/

D

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10,517
Undergraduate
Enrollment
43%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$4,285
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$8,285
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

17:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
6.5%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 4/27/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.