Founded in 1889, Western Carolina University is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina fifty miles west of Asheville. With its close proximity to the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, the school is ideal for students who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding and rock climbing. The campus is situated on six hundred beautiful acres and is home to several different schools of study as well as thirteen residence halls including The Village, which is home to WCU’s Greek organizations. Freshmen are required to live on campus.
The university offers over two hundred twenty majors for their undergraduates as well as more than forty graduate programs and consistently ranks in the top of their division for academics. The school is accredited by the CCSACS to award bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorate degrees and professional certificates. WCU is also proudly accredited by more than fifty special program commissions and national associations.
There is an active Greek life on campus as well as an excellent athletics program. The school offers numerous intramural and club sports as well as several community events such as concerts, craft shows and art exhibits throughout the year so that students always have something fun to do when they are not studying.