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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 1,218 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Charleston acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Nursing, and Occupational Therapist Assistant. Graduating 40% 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
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
843-1018
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,834/ 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
    $16,503/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,453/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,859/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,862/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,941/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,218Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • In Debt
    40%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.22 responses
Poll
39%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Small student body/campus
    60%
  • Unique
    33%
  • Glorified High School
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
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 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.
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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.
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!