Profile Data from 2012
  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    515
  • Program Cost
    $11,610
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
28 Schenck Parkway
Suite 300
Asheville, North Carolina 28803, United States
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A University of North Carolina campus, Western Carolina University’s College of Business is a leader among schools of business in graduating baccalaureate and masters degree students primarily from the lower Appalachians and the Carolina Piedmont who are Business Ready® to meet the needs of industries, markets and institutions. Graduates will achieve their high-performance and innovative leadership potential through a curriculum emphasizing active learning involving academic studies enhanced by practical experience gained from engagement opportunities with businesses, and economic and community development agencies in the region and beyond.

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About Western Carolina University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 56
  • Median 36
  • Middle 80% 24 to 60
Admissions Selectivity
College of Business Average Across All Schools

515 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
66% 527
64% 515
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
0% 0.0
0% 0.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Science
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Other Science
  • Other Social Science
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Western Carolina University
  • North Carolina State University
Importance of Application Elements
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
  • Interviews Considered
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
6% 5.9
0% 0
680 to 709
6% 5.9
6% 6.25
650 to 679
12% 11.7
13% 12.5
620 to 649
6% 5.9
6% 6.25
590 to 619
0% 0
0% 0
560 to 589
6% 5.9
6% 6.25
530 to 559
18% 17.6
19% 18.75
500 to 529
0% 0
0% 0
Under 500
47% 47.1
50% 50
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
64% 63.699022556390986
0%
58% 57.85206896551723
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
0%
25% 24.93132867132867
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
Graduates seeking full-time employment
Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $11,610
  • Budget $20,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $25,988
  • Budget $34,000
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
17 College of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
50% 50
Team project
20% 20
Experiential learning
10% 10
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Leadership
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management Certificate
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 16
  • Distance learning Yes

Students: Who are my classmates?

0% Married Students 1% International Students
33% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
100% 100
Student Citizenship
Asia
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.