West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,421

$21,995

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
57%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,354
Declined 3,731
Total Received 15,085
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Public

14,615

undergraduate students

3,054

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,669
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational

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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,to train station, and to town.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester
19383

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35.6%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Fraternal Programming Board
  • Sports Club Council
  • CRU

Top Events

  • Spring Festival (Ramboree)
  • Homecoming
  • Banana Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Police and Security guards 24/7. Camera systems in campus residence halls, recreational and classroom facilities and outdoor areas

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
69%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
57%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.44

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,354
Declined 3,731
Total Received 15,085

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

character/personal qualities
application essay
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 84
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room & board $9,326
Additional fees $2,705.14
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,600
Total $22,547.14

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Analytical Chemistry
Anthropology
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,669

total students

90.3%

in-state

9.7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

14,615
students

Female
59%
8,663

Male
41%
5,952

17%

3,054
students

Female
70%
2,125

Male
30%
929

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

13,044
students

Female
60%
7,790

Male
40%
5,254

11%

1,571
students

Female
56%
873

Male
44%
698

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 54%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
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

1,186

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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