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Western Carolina University Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • German
  • science education
  • special studies


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 5 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in June, July, and August.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 16% continue within 5 years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 1%
  • Medical School: 1%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 4%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 2%
  • Other: 5%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Western Carolina
  • U.
Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • Millikan, North Carolina National Bank, Wachovia Bank, Wal-Mart.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Charles West, retired chief news writer, CBS Evening News; Dr. Robert Failing, pathologist and renowned mountain climber; Dr. Wallace Hyde, national political fundraiser and insurance company owner; Robert Terrell, author and associate editor, The Asheville Citizen; Bishop Ernest Fitzgerald, resident bishop, North Georgia Conference, United Methodist Church; Joyce Dugan, first woman chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Dr. Francis Owl Smith, deputy chief of pathology, Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Mark D. Martin, appellate court judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals.