Tuition & Fees

$13,108

$24,932

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
58%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
63%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,934
Declined + 3,068
Total Received 12,002
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Public

14,567

undergraduate students

2,960

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Management
  3. Finance
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Codes

SAT 2659
ACT 3750

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Location

School Facts

West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Founded as a state Normal school in 1871, is a comprehensive, public university. 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 17,527
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)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

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West Chester, PA

409-acre, suburban campus in West Chester (population: 20,060), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 12% of male students
 
17 sororities 12% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
58%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
63%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
48%
400-499
34%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
11%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
42%
12-17
18%
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted yes
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

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,934
Declined + 3,068
Total Received 12,002

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
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Sarah L. Freed
Assistant Vice President of Admissions
P: 877 315-2165
F: 610 436-2907
ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Financial Aid

52%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,369

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,412
Room $3,678
Board $2,572
Additional fees $2,696
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,558
Average Financial Aid - $8,369
Total with Avg. Aid $12,189

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,308,830
State $10,018,726
Institutional $4,539,514
Other external $3,618,752
Total $35,485,822

Non-need-based

Federal
State $34,647
Institutional $1,544,671
Other external $1,749,102
Total $3,328,420
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 610 436-2627
F: 610 436-2574
finaid@wcupa.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Daniel McIlhenny
Interim Director of Financial Aid
dmcilhenny@wcupa.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Bowling, Fencing, Fishing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Outdoor Club, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Shokotan Karate, Ski Racing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Bowling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Fishing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Outdoor Club, Shokotan Karate, Ski Racing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Indoor Volleyball, Racquetball, Roller Hockey, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Squash, Tennis

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Athletic Directors

Terry Beattie (men's)
Athletic Director
email

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Statistics
Applied Statistics/Biostatistics
Applied Studies in Teaching/Learning
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Cell/Molecular
Biology/Ecology
Biology/Integrative Biology
Biology/Marine Science
Biology/Medical Technology
Biology/Microbiology
Biology/Thesis
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
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
Education/Middle Grades Prep/4-8
Education/Pre-K-4
English
English/Literature
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
Graphic/Interior Design
Health Science
Health Science/Respiratory Care
Health Science/Sports Medicine
Health/Physical Education
Health/Physical Education/Exercise Physiology
Health/School Health
High Education Policy/Student Affairs
History
History/American Studies
Holocaust/Genocide Studies
Human Resource Management
Individualized Program
International Business
Languages/Cultures/French
Languages/Cultures/German
Languages/Cultures/Russian
Languages/Cultures/Spanish
Liberal Studies/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies/Professional
Liberal Studies/Science/Math
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Actuarial Science
Mathematics/Computational
Mathematics/Finance
Mathematics/Pure Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Media/Culture
Music Education/Instrument
Music Education/Keyboard
Music Education/Kodaly
Music Education/Music Technology
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/Organ
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
Nutrition/Lifestyle
Nutrition/Sustainable Food Systems Management
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-International Business
Pre-Medical
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychology
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/General
Psychology/Industrial
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Health Administration
Public Health Community
Public Health Environment
Public Health Integrative Health
Public Health Management
Public Health Nutrition
Reading
Regional Planning
Russian
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/7-12
Special Education/Pre-K-8
Studio Arts
TESL
Theatre
Theatre/Dance
Theatre/Music Theatre
Theatre/Performance
Theatre/Technical Production
Transformative Education/Social Change
Urban/Environmental Planning
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business Management
  3. Finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

17,527

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

14,567
students

Female
59%
8,595

Male
41%
5,972

17%

2,960
students

Female
67%
1,987

Male
33%
973

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

13,060
students

Female
60%
7,791

Male
40%
5,269

11%

1,507
students

Female
54%
804

Male
46%
703

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
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

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • 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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
India
Norway
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Summer Davey
Assistant Director of Admissions & International Outreach
610 436-2486
sdavey@wcupa.edu

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