Admissions and Financial Aid

Students who come to Western Carolina come ready to explore, to challenge themselves, and to be inspired by great teachers and mentors in one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse regions of the world. Learn more about joining the Catamount family.

Transfer to WCU

Already enrolled at a college, university or community college? Continue your journey at WCU.

 

Go to Graduate School

Take the next step in your career and your college journey at WCU.

 

The Cullowhee Campus

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Academic Programs


WCU's Cullowhee campus offers applied learning labs for engineering students, a body farm for forensics students, clinical sites for health sciences students, and much more.

Academic Programs

Get Outdoors


Cullowhee is surrounded by mountain rivers, lakes, parks and trails. That's one of the may reason's we've been named the Top Adventure College in the South. 

Campus Recreation

Campus Life


Western Carolina is a destination campus with a large residential student population, making for an always-active campus life scene.  

Student Life

WCU at Biltmore Park

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Academic Programs


At our Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, Western Carolina offers degree completion programs for working adults as well as graduate degrees.

Academic Programs
 Regional Partnerships at Biltmore Park

Regional Partnerships


The vision of WCU at Biltmore Park is to meet the higher education needs of residents and industry in the greater Asheville area in order to support regional growth and development. 

Partner With Us
 
 Facility Access

Facility Access


WCU’s Biltmore Park classroom and conference space is available for during business hours for rent for community space. 

Reserve a Room
 

ONLINE PROGRAMS

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Online Programs


Western Carolina has earned accolades for offering some of the highest quality and most affordable online degree programs in the nation. 

Online Programs
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Online Certificate Programs


In addition to degree programs, WCU offers online certificates in fields including nursing, project management, financial planning and public school licensure for teachers. 

Certificate Programs
 
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Online Student Support


Western Carolina offers broad support for online students, including virtual tutoring, career services, individualized support for on-duty military personnel, and more.

Online Student Support
 
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