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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Charleston is an above-average private university located in Charleston, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,205 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Charleston acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 47% of students, University of Charleston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,500.
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
About University of Charleston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference

University of Charleston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,643/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,775/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    19%
  • Online
    36%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,205Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
725
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • In Debt
    40%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
61%
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.24 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Small student body/campus
    59%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Glorified High School
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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As a native West Virginian, there is very little opportunity to live on a campus that allows for both diversity in thought and culture. The University of Charleston proudly accepts students from all around the globe. The majority of the friends I made were international students. These bonds helped to broaden my understanding of the world around me. I can think of no better place in West Virginia to find such a rare and enriching opportunity like this!
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I am a student at the University, my overall experience has been super positive especially with the food, student life, and most professors. I cant really think of anything to complain about other than a few bad professors, but that happens anywhere. I would really recommend this school to anyone who can afford it, super friendly and helpful!
I absolutely love it here. I am originally from Indiana and I moved here for the small school size and outstanding nursing program. The professors are so helpful as are the peer tutors. Every advisor or professor is solely dedicated to helping your success in whatever you choose to partake in in school. This school is for people who like the smaller town feel, but loves to visit the city. The school is right across the river from downtown Charleston and there is always something going on downtown. This school is everything I was looking for and more.