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We look for students who fight for success. The students who come to Western Carolina University are ready to explore, to challenge themselves and work harder for their ambitions. They come to WCU to be inspired by a community of support that recognizes their potential and will work to help define and achieve their goals. Here you'll be surrounded by great teachers and mentors in one of the most beautiful and naturally diverse regions of the world.

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. 

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 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

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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