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B-
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
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Charleston is a private university located in Charleston, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,220 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University of Charleston acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Occupational Therapist Assistant. Graduating 49% of students, University of Charleston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,500.
About University of Charleston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25304
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1030
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,786/ 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
$27,512/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,220Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
611
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
43%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    45%
  • In Debt
    36%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.23 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Small student body/campus
    63%
  • Unique
    31%
  • Glorified High School
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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University of Charleston Reviews

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UC offers so much for their students. I am very impressed with the resources that are available. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, not only on campus, but around town as well!
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Our experience touring University of Charleston was wonderful. The campus was very clean and absolutely beautiful. Classrooms, hallways, and all areas that we were able to see on the tour were clean and very nicely decorated with beautiful art work. The lunch we were provided was exceptional. The outside campus was very quaint with lots of nature.
The school has a gorgeous campus, it is obvious that much time and thought has went into the landscape design. The school is very diverse and features many students from other parts of the world and different races. Professors are very helpful and determined to help each individual student reach their goals, and academics are highly emphasized at the school. Overall, it is a beautiful school with professors that are determined to help their students succeed.