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

Report Card

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

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West Chester is a public university located in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,686 undergraduate students. The West Chester acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Merchandising and Buying Operations, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 73% of students, West Chester alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.

About

UNIVERSITY AVENUE AND HIGH ST
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
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
23-29
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
$14,133 / 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
$4,607 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 123 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 161 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 161 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    28%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,686 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,785
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 113 responses
  • Normal
    22%
  • Spirited
    21%
  • Partier
    18%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%

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. 179 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 203 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
  • A little bit of everything
    36%
  • Beautiful campus
    34%
  • Everything you need and more.
    9%
  • Money hungry
    6%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Many opportunities to Network with others.
    4%
  • 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
73%
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. 93 responses

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