Tuition & Fees

$9,720

$20,812

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
41%
18-23
50%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,408
Declined + 5,216
Total Received 12,624
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Public

14,398

undergraduate students

2,608

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Liberal Studies/professional Studies
  3. Finance
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Codes

SAT 2659
ACT 3750

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School Facts

West Chester is a comprehensive, public university. Founded as a state Normal school in 1871, it became a state college in 1960 and gained university status in 1983. Its 409-acre campus is located in West Chester, 25 miles west of Philadelphia.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,006
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

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West Chester, PA

409-acre, suburban campus in West Chester (population: 18,968), 17 miles from Wilmington, DE, and 25 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; major airport serves Philadelphia; train serves Exton (three miles). School operates transportation to south section of campus and to train station.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA 19383

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 15% of male students
 
18 sororities 19% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
31%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
41%
18-23
50%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,408
Declined + 5,216
Total Received 12,624

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Marsha L. Haug
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 877 315-2165
F: 610 436-2907
ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,720
Room $5,276
Board $2,563
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,759
Average Financial Aid - $8,054
Total with Avg. Aid $10,705

Financial Aid

47%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,054

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,415,986
State $10,088,547
Institutional $2,912,697
Other external $3,475,947
Total $31,893,177

Non-need-based

Federal
State $61,946
Institutional $1,088,301
Other external $1,370,289
Total $2,520,536

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, National Collegiate Varsity Women's Rugby Association
Mascot
Golden Rams
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Applied Studies in Teaching/Learning
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Cell/Molecular
Biology/Ecology
Biology/Marine Science
Biology/Medical Technology
Biology/Microbiology
Biology/Thesis
Business Administration
Business Administration/Economics/Finance
Business Administration/Electronic Technology
Business Administration/Executive M.B.A.
Business Administration/Management
Business Management
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biology
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Studies
Communicative Disorders
Community Nutrition
Computer Science
Counseling/Higher Education/Student Affairs
Counseling/School
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science
Earth/Space Science/Geology
Economics
Education/4-8
Education/Middle Grades Prep/4-8
Education/Pre-K-4
Education/Pre-K-4/Special Education
Elementary Education
English
English/Literature
English/Non-Thesis Option
English/Writings
Environmental Health
Exercise Science Specialist
Exercise Sport Physiology/Athletic Training
Exercise Sport/Physiology
Finance
Forensic/Toxicology Chemistry
French
Geography
Geography/Environmental
Geography/Geographic Analysis
Geography/Urban/Regional
Geoscience
Geoscience/Earth Systems
Geoscience/Geology
German
Graphic/Interior Design
Harpsichord
Health Science
Health Science/Respiratory Care
Health/Physical Education
Health/Physical Education/Exercise Physiology
Health/School Health
History
History/American Studies
Holocaust/Genocide Studies
Human Resource Management
Individualized Program
Languages/Cultures/French
Languages/Cultures/German
Languages/Cultures/Russian
Languages/Cultures/Spanish
Latin
Leadership for Women
Liberal Studies/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies/Career Preparation
Liberal Studies/Professional
Liberal Studies/Science/Math
Literature
Long-term Health Care
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Mathematics/Computational
Mathematics/Finance
Mathematics/Industrial
Mathematics/Pure Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Music Composition
Music Education/Instrument
Music Education/Keyboard
Music Education/Kodaly
Music Education/Orff-Schulwerk
Music Education/Performance
Music Education/Research
Music Education/Technology
Music Education/Voice
Music History
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Performance/Choral Conducting
Music Performance/Instrument
Music Performance/Instrumental
Music Performance/Instrumental Conducting
Music Performance/Jazz
Music Performance/Keyboard
Music Performance/Piano
Music Performance/Voice
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Composition
Music/Elective Studies
Music/Piano Pedagogy
Nonprofit Administration
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nursing/Adult-Gerontology
Nursing/Nursing Education
Nutrition/Dietetics
Pharmaceutical Product Development
Philosophy
Philosophy Applied Ethics
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Education
Physics
Physics/Engineering
Political Science
Political Science/Applied Public Policy
Political Science/International Relations
Pre-Business Accounting
Pre-Business/Economy/Finance
Pre-Business/Management
Pre-Business/Marketing
Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychology
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/General
Psychology/Industrial
Public Administration
Public Affairs
Public Health Administration
Public Health Community
Public Health Environment
Public Health Integrative Health
Public Health Management
Public Health Nursing Administration
Public Health Nursing Education
Public Health Nursing Integrative Health
Public Health Nutrition
Public Health/Health Promotion
Reading
Regional Planning
Russian
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/7-12
Special Education/Pre-K-8
Sport/Athletic Administration
Sports Management/Athletics
Studio Arts
TESL
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Theatre/Music Theatre
Theatre/Performance
Theatre/Technical Production
Training/Development
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

85%

14,398
students

Female
59%
8,538

Male
41%
5,860

Graduate

15%

2,608
students

Female
70%
1,825

Male
30%
783

undergraduateFull-time

89%

12,824
students

Female
60%
7,675

Male
40%
5,149

undergraduatePart-time

11%

1,574
students

Female
55%
863

Male
45%
711

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Liberia
Mexico
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Summer Davey
Assistant Director of International and Transfer Admissions
610 430-4966
sdavey@wcupa.edu

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