C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
University of Charleston is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Scores Range
880-1088
ACT Scores Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Charleston

Cost

Net Price
$17,954/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,058/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,808/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,968/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,357/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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.15 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,355Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • In Debt
    33%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small student body/campus
    57%
  • Unique
    36%
  • Glorified High School
    7%

After University of Charleston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

University of Charleston Reviews

195 reviews
All Categories
The University of Charleston is a small school with an enrollment of around 2000 students. Because of this, it is easy to get to know the professors on a personal level, and class sizes are small. If I have questions about a certain class, the professors make themselves available and able to discuss any issues or confusing material. On the other hand, this school is very small, so the environment can be boring. Athletic teams do not receive a huge crowd because it is not important or there are not a lot of people to attend. The cost to attend this university is outrageous for what is offered from the school. Most of the buildings and materials are out of date, there are limited food options even though a meal plan is required, and it is clear that the school is not using our money to expand or enhance any aspects.
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Charleston started out tough because my 3rd class was dropped due to lack of instructor and then my account with the wouldn't open the first week. But now that it is up and running, I love this school ! The online classes are awesome!
The University of Charleston is a small college with an on campus population of about 4500 students; therefore we are a close knit group. This is one of the many aspects that I have grown to appreciate about the University of Charleston. More face to face professor time, better classroom seating, a more friendly and comfortable environment. Everyone knows everyone and while that may not be the universal college experience I could not ask for a better situation.