Jump into your future as a Western Carolina University Catamount. Located near the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, Western Carolina University breeds students with a style all their own. Their leading programs in entrepreneurship and project management are proof enough. Western Carolina University offers 120 speciality programs including stellar programs in teacher education and criminal justice, so if you have a knack for layin' down the law, WCU might just be the place for you. For those of you interested in saving lives, WCU has the U.S.'s first accredited four-year emergency medical car program. Western Carolina University also boasts top-notch facilities like the Catamount Sports Complex and the Catamount Women's Softball Complex.
Keep in mind that Cullowhee is not exactly New York City (in fact, its area is only 10 miles square). The advantage of this is that anywhere that you live in Cullowhee, you’ll be close to campus! Apartments in this area often boast great student communities, so if you're hoping to stay connected even in off-campus housing, check out demographics. Other places are close to school and may offer shuttles right to campus. Smaller house and apartment rentals are available around town; we recommend looking around Cullowhee's business district. But check out all our local listings and maximize your choices! For getting around town, most Western Carolina University students use the CAT-TRAN, WCU's free campus shuttle service. You can also hop on with the locals and take the Jackson County’s Transit Shuttle. If you drive, the Western Carolina University is conveniently located near highway 107.
Bring your gear, mountaineers, we've got some sweet climbs for you. Cullowhee, and Jackson County in general, is a choice location for outdoorsy types. Check out the waterfalls or take the day and do some rafting. Spend some time by the pictersque Tackasegee River that runs throuh Jackson County. When nature has dazzled you silly, head to Asheville for some fine fun at the Fine Arts Theatre, which shows a range of indie flicks. Another must-see is the Grovewood Gallery and Car Museum. When you're feeling spooky, try Haunted Asheville. For all your drinking needs, head to Malley's Pub & Grill in nearby Sylva.