University Awards and Accolades

Western Carolina University wins recognition, awards and accolades on state, regional and national levels. Recent honors include:

WCU again ranked among best in South

Western Carolina is listed among the best universities in the South in two categories in the just-released 2016 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook.

WCU earns national recognition for engagement efforts in local communities

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WCU’s College of Business on list of ‘Best 296’

WCU’s College of Business once again is included on the Princeton Review’s list of the best schools in the nation at which to earn a master’s degree in business administration.

WCU ranked among best in South by US News & World Report

Western Carolina is listed among the South’s top colleges in two categories in the recently released 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook.

WCU named ‘top adventure college’ in outdoor magazine poll

Results from an outdoor magazine’s online poll have been tallied, and WCU has been announced as the No. 1 college for outdoor adventure in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

WCU’s Bardo Arts Center earns national accolade

WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center was recently included on a list of “The 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers” by

Criminal justice ranked No. 1 ‘Best Buy’ by website

WCU’s online bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice has received a top national ranking in affordability from the distance education information website

WCU up for ‘top adventure college’ title

The university has advanced to the championship round in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s annual competition to name the best outdoor adventure school in the region. (SEE THE VIDEO)

WCU’s online bachelor’s programs spotlighted as veteran-friendly

WCU’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been listed among the nation’s best options for veterans in a set of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

WCU among top institutions for energy reduction

Western Carolina University may have lost the head-to-head Battle of the Plug energy savings competition against Appalachian State University but has emerged a winner in the associated Campus Conservation Nationals competition.