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University of Charleston
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  • 4 Year
  • CHARLESTON, WV

University of Charleston Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Undergrads in College Housing
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$5,270 / year
Poll
46%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 13 responses
Poll
61%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 23 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,240 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 19 responses
  • The food court
    47%
  • Cafeteria
    37%
  • None
    16%
50%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 16 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 11 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    55%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    9%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 16 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 13 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    31%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    38%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    15%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    15%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 13 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    15%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    38%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    38%
  • We have campus police?
    8%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 30 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    17%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    43%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    33%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    7%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
No data available  
Music
No data available  
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Bingo
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • International Education Week
    14%
  • Lasor Tag
    14%
  • Magic fest is an awesome idea
    14%
  • The Block Party is a blast
    14%
  • WorldFest
    14%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 12 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    8%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    50%
  • Parties? What parties?
    42%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 9 responses
  • Red Carpet Event
    44%
  • There are no parties. just drinking in dorms
    22%
  • There really isnt one
    22%
  • Graduation
    11%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 24 responses

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