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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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.

Official website Visit website
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent 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
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 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.
Analytical Chemistry.
Anthropology, General.
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.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Health.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Teacher Education.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Human Nutrition.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Music Performance, General.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Philosophy.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Women's Studies.

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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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