FC: Western Carolina University | By: John Bradshaw
1: About western.. | Western Carolina is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, with a rural setting. It was founded in 1889 to bring higher education and career. | There are 8,396 students at Western Carolina University, 87% of whom are full-time students. While 83% of the student body.WCU had 315 total faculty, 242 of whom held doctorate or first professional degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 16:1
2: About Western.. | PAWS Paws, the official mascot of the Western Carolina Catamounts. | CAMPUS TOUR All tours begin at the Office of Admission, 102 Cordelia Camp Building. A student ambassador or an admission counselor will be your guide for an extensive walking tour of the campus.
3: Enrollment.. | WCU’s spring enrollment is 8,945. This is a new record. acceptance rate of 38.8 percent. With 7,331 applied, an 3,743 admitted.
4: Pre- Requisites | GPA.. Eligible high school students who maintain a cumulative A average (3.50 or better weighted and unweighted GPA) | SAT/ACT More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted. | High School Courses English:4 Mathematics:4 Science:3 Foreign Language:2 Social Studies:2 History:1 Academic Electives:4
5: MONEY.. | tuition With the proposed increases, costs to attend WCU in 2010-11 would total $10,027.50 per year for a typical in-state student living on campus and choosing the most-popular food service plan, an increase of 4.39 percent or $421.50 a year. | The Thomas W. Bird Scholarship Fund. Established by a bequest from the estate of Thomas W. Bird, this fund supports needy and deserving students. | Pilar Apodaca Scholarship. This fund was established to provide a scholarship with preference to Hispanic American students. To be eligible the student must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A.. | JARMAN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP This program is designed to help deserving children of full-time religious ministers in North and South Carolina to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree
6: Academics | Management5 MAJORS THAT INTEREST ME 1.Athletic Training (B.S.) 2.Business Administration and Law 3.Engineering Technology 4.Marketing 5.Management | Athletic training: The program prepares graduates for careers as Certified Athletic Trainers. Business Administration and Law: The employment field includes insurance, banking, personnel administration and governmental agencies. | .Engineering Technology: provides broad employment opportunities in design modeling and prototyping, fabrication, testing. Marketing: students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a variety of marketing careers, .Management: The demand for management graduates is strong because of the wide variety of jobs for which graduates qualify.
7: Extracurricular | 3 Extracurricular that interest me. 1. club sports 2.Intramural Sports 3. rafting/hiking/fishing
8: REFLECTION. | After doing all the research on western Carolina, it interests me more to apply there. I have learned allot through my research, including how much tuition would be, what the required gpa is, and some scholarships that are offered. The school seems great to me, because its not over crowed, has a good number of enrollment. My least favorite thing about WCU, would be where it is located, it seems to be isolated from most of the society. I would love to go to western if accepted.