Western Carolina University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 39 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 10,340 (8,821 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 56% part-time, 44% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,065 in-state; $17,472 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Out of state tuition is extremely high. That is the one negative thing I have to say. The college itself is really amazing and has professors and faculty that are very willing to help.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Support, educational value, cohort members, and professors who care about what they are teaching. Cons: Lack of diversity on campus
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I start graduate school in the fall, all of these ratings are based on campus visits that I have done and faculty who I have talked to.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: ESL
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Some really good teachers and subject matter. Cons: Expensive, slow technology, some teachers not engaging, discontinued my program.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Invaluable education and professional development. Cons: Many hours spent studying in and out of classroom; thus, a decreased social life.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

The first semester was totally overwhelming, but I managed great grades. The professors are great. The location is pretty remote, but it is a beautiful area with a lot of outdoor activities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2015

Very helpful faculty, an extremely amicable and friendly atmosphere, and a quality program.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2014

This program allows the student to meet and work with top notch historians and develop into a quality professional. The drawback revolves around a specific focus upon Southern history and the twentieth century United States. Students looking to research other fields will have difficulty with this.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

The lower scores are lower simply because i am unfamiliar with the topic in question and can not give a qualified response
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Western Carolina University's Masters of Health Science program is very affordable and has great faculty. One of the only cons is that it is in a very secluded area.
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