Explore international student trends at Western Carolina University to discover how WCU stacks up to the competition when it comes to serving students from outside the United States.
Overall, WCU is among the top schools for students from outside the United States. They are ranked 201st out of 1,204 in our Overall Best Value U.S. Colleges & Universities for International Students.
The presence of international students on campus means a greater diversity of options, perspectives and knowledge to add to the diversity of thought on campus. As the economy becomes more global in scope, interaction with students from all different countries becomes an important part of higher education.
An analysis of student visa data suggests that in 2017 as many as 1,064,586 international students came to the U.S. to study at American colleges and universities. From this diverse international pool, WCU was home to approximately 179 international students.
College Factual ranks WCU as 580th out of a total 1,300 colleges and universities for popularity with international students.
Western Carolina University reports having a total of 179 international students on campus, 128 of whom are undergraduates. This is out of a total of 10,805 students, 9,171 of whom are undergraduates.
WCU suggests that international students make up about 1.7% of the student body.
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Over the last five years the total international population of students on campus has grown at an average rate of 34.9%. Jamaica is the largest contributor to this growth, with an estimated total of 71 students.
The chart below shows how the total number of international students at WCU has grown over the past five years.
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College Factual ranks WCU as 715th out of 1,240 total colleges and universities for providing a quality educational experience to international students.
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College Factual ranks WCU as 201st out of a total 1,204 colleges and universities for providing value to international students.
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The most popular degrees at WCU with international students are General Education, Allied Health Professions, and Electrical Engineering.
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Western Carolina University has a relatively small community of international students. International students should make sure the school has the support services, groups and clubs that may prove helpful to them before they apply.
Western Carolina University costs approximately USD 31,845 for international students to attend. College Factual ranks the value of this school for international students as 201st out of 1,204
Learn more about out-of-state tuition at Western Carolina University.
There are approximately 179 international students at WCU; they make up 1.7% of all total students.
Out-of-state tuition at WCU is USD 17,290 per year. This does not include room and board or additional student fees that may add to your costs. Go to the WCU tuition & fees page for more information, and contact the school for details.
Contact the school to see what kind of scholarships, grants, financial aid or loans may be available to you as an international student.
Some schools set aside on-campus jobs for international students to help them defray costs. Check in early to apply to these jobs as they may go quickly.
Contact the school to see what kind of student services, associations, clubs, and groups are open to you as an international student.