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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeB-
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.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Mountain East Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.24 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.30 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
University of Charleston Reviews
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!
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.