B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Website

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Cost

Net Price
$18,792/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,937/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,149/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,140/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,604/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,558Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    33%
  • Partier
    24%
  • Normal
    19%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Interesting
    7%
  • Self absorbed
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.131 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.155 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Beautiful campus
    46%
  • A little bit of everything
    35%
  • Everything you need and more.
    10%
  • Many opportunities to Network with others.
    5%
  • Buildings could have been matched to the originals
    2%
  • Money hungry
    2%

After West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.90 responses
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West Chester University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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The dorms are great, but that also depends on which ones you live in. I live in the more expensive ones which include a bathroom inside the room, but I know people who have enjoyed living in both dorm styles. The overall food quality is okay. During peak meal times, the lines can get pretty long and if I have to run to class, I might not have time for a full sit down meal. Einstein's is one of the most popular places to eat on campus, but that makes their line unbearable to wait in sometimes. I enjoy the social life at West Chester as well. There are many things to do, especially is partying isn't your scene (there's plenty of that too). Between events in our student union building, and our vivid social scene, you’ll always find something to do! One of my favorite things to do is workout, and I love the gym for that reason. The gym usually gets pretty crowded from 2:30-6PM so sometimes you have to wait for equipment. Overall, I love West Chester!
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Currently, I am a Freshman at West Chester University. I will be starting my second semester come mid January. For me, West Chester has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I started during the summer for five weeks. The program was called ADP. Thanks to ADP, the transition from high school to college was a breeze! West Chester is like a second family to me. The staff at this school all look to help each of their students succeed regardless of how long it may take by offering hundreds of majors with friendly professors that care about your future.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania has many attractive features. The diversity of the town as well as the diversity of the school allow for individuals of various backgrounds to find a place. There are a variety of majors and minors at West Chester that made it a good choice for me. The school is a perfect size. It is not too big or too small, so you are primarily involved in smaller classes. The class sizes allow for you to form valuable relationships with your professors. The school has an abundance of clubs that satisfy an abundance of interests. Additionally, the school has a great recreational center with both a traditional gym and also fitness classes and a rock wall. I would like some more variety for vegetarian foods on campus, as well as more school spirit in regards to various sporting events. There is not a ton of options for vegetarians or vegans, and I think that school spirit is sometimes lacking. Overall, the positive aspects of West Chester outweigh any qualms.