West Chester University

West Chester, PA

West Chester University

West Chester, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,471

$22,045

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
510
75th
580
25th
500
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,277
Declined 1,957
Total Received 14,234
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Public

15,885

undergraduate students

3,795

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded as a state Normal school in 1871, West Chester University 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, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 19,680
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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

West Chester University
None
West Chester, PA
19383

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
600
25th
510
75th
580
25th
500
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,277
Declined 1,957
Total Received 14,234

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

57%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,500

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room $5,794
Board $3,700
Additional fees $2,755
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $21,165
Average Financial Aid - $5,500
Total with Avg. Aid $15,665

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,323,911
State $9,827,974
Institutional $6,775,144
Other external $3,663,204
Total $37,590,233

Non-need-based

Federal
State $44,211
Institutional $2,010,466
Other external $1,752,721
Total $3,807,398

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Lacrosse yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Eastern College Athletic Conference, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, National Collegiate Varsity Women's Rugby Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Analytical Chemistry. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Environmental Health. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History, General. yes yes
Human Nutrition. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  3. Business Management

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

19,680

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

15,885
students

Female
59%
9,368

Male
41%
6,517

19%

3,795
students

Female
70%
2,638

Male
30%
1,157

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

13,507
students

Female
59%
8,029

Male
41%
5,478

15%

2,378
students

Female
56%
1,339

Male
44%
1,039

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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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Albania
Australia
China
Norway
Saudia Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

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