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University of Charleston
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, WV

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

UC has released its back to campus plan for Fall 2021. We are looking forward to an even more "normal" year with face-to-face classes and limited mask wearing. We are also excited to get back to planning on-campus events. See our covid-19 page for more info. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

2300 MACCORKLE AVENUE, SE
CHARLESTON, WV 25304
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
From University of Charleston

How is UC different? First, it is all about you: the person you are and the person you want to become. What you need to learn and the way you want to learn it. The success you would like to achieve, and the impact you want to have on the world.

A UC education prepares you for the future. We want you to take what you learn and be able to apply that to the real world, making sure that you have the opportunity for leadership, creativity, innovation and the skills to make your mark – long after you have turned the tassel on your mortarboard at graduation.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
940-1140
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,598 / 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
$23,567 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 14 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 19 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 19 responses

Majors

Scholarship Opportunities

Through our generous merit and need-based institutional scholarships and grants, a UC education is more affordable and a better value. In order to be considered for scholarships and financial aid at the University of Charleston, domestic students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    20%
  • Online
    50%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,189 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
926
Undergrads Over 25
50%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • In Debt
    33%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 25 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Small student body/campus
    61%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Glorified High School
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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