Location: Cullowhee, N.C.
Type: four-year, public
Year founded: 1889
Total enrollment: 10,382
Undergraduate enrollment: 8,448
Acceptance rate: 38.8%
Graduation rate (after four years, 2013): 32%
In-state undergraduate tuition and fees (2014-15): $4067.50
Sports nickname: Catamounts
September 29, 2010
Less than a week before First Amendment Day, a UNC-system school infringed on students’ right to free press.
Administrators at Western Carolina University informed the staff of the school’s student newspaper, The Western Carolinian, Friday afternoon that they would be suspending the newspaper’s publication to investigate plagiarism allegations against some of its reporters.
November 30, 2009
Two N.C. university marching bands have been invited to the 2011 Rose Parade, one of the most prestigious parades a college marching band can participate in.
The parade, which takes place before the Rose Bowl game each year in Pasadena, Calif., is watched by about 40 million people on TV and another million in person.
August 25, 2008
Universities in western North Carolina are stepping up efforts to help their counties weather the drought - an increasingly imperative collaboration as dry conditions worsen.
Large operations like those at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University require a conscious effort to avoid draining town resources.