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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • 4 Year
  • WEST CHESTER, PA

Report Card

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

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West Chester is an above-average public university located in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,044 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the West Chester acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Merchandising and Buying Operations, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Finance. Graduating 77% of students, West Chester alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.

About

UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND HIGH STREET
WEST CHESTER, PA 19383
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About West Chester...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Rankings

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WCUPA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,348 / 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
$5,908 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 112 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 138 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 138 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,044 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,571
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
  • Spirited
    24%
  • Normal
    20%
  • Partier
    20%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 156 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 108 responses
  • Beautiful campus
    39%
  • A little bit of everything
    37%
  • Everything you need and more.
    9%
  • Many opportunities to Network with others.
    5%
  • Money hungry
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Buildings could have been matched to the originals
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 90 responses

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