Western Carolina University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.1 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 38 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 10,805 (9,171 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 57% part-time, 43% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $7,361 in-state; $17,768 out-of-state
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

The Pros of the program are that the faculty are willing to go above and beyond to help the students out. The program is at the satellite campus in Asheville. I live in Asheville so it is closer then driving to Cullowhee, NC. The material I engage in is exciting and sparks my interest. The cons of the program are that it is geared towards the working class. Classes are at night and because I am a bartender, I have to quit my job in order to go to school.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The program itself is very excellent and the faculty is very helpful. However it is very difficult to find affordable housing and financial aid here, especially if you have a family.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The Pros of the MBA program at WCU are the small class sizes, and location of the program.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I love that WCU has supportive teachers and staff. Even though I am doing an online program, I still feel like WCU is home when I visit. Their rates for courses are competive as well. The only down side is that the campus is 7-8 hours away from me. So when I have to do week long camp experiences, I make it a vacation during my summer breaks.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

WCU's online degree is a great way to further one's degree while still teaching. The online program is well set-up. I was a bit disappointed at the lack of financial aid offered outside of students, especially with my low salary. But, nonetheless, decided to complete the course work and graduate with some debt. The faculty is quite approachable and willing to assist students.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

There are great outdoor activities. The professors are wonderful. The school is great
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