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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    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 $31,800.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,417/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,639/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,952/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,067/ year
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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
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
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • 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
$41,800/ 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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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.
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The University of Charleston is an incredibly prestigious facility with a variety of majors to meet a majority of careers. The campus is small, safe, and incredibly easy to navigate compared to large universities. Also, it is a campus with high expectation as far as academics, being that a 3.75 is required to meet the Dean's list, making it the highest, both public and private, in the state of West Virginia.
The University of Charleston is a very unique school that attracts students from many backgrounds and embraces differences. There are a wide variety of groups, sports and activities to become involved in at this school. The University of Charleston really focuses on making each student feel comfortable expressing his or her self while continuing their education. However, like any other University, each students' experience is what he or she makes out of it.