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West Chester is a public graduate school in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,855 graduate students. Of the 37 graduate programs offered at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania are Public Health, Social Work, and School Counseling and Guidance Services. 66% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

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So far my experience at West Chester University has been a positive one. As a graduate student who works full-time and commutes, I appreciate that West Chester University offers numerous evening classes, with students like myself in mind. Parking passes are reasonably priced, considering it costs more to pay street parking just for the 4 nights/month that I typically park on campus. Therefore, I would recommend taking advantage of the university lot parking if you commute. My experience with professors within the Early and Middle Grades department, has been exceptional thus far. My current professor is clearly well-versed in the field of education, with years of experience teaching across age groups and a dedication to keeping up with advancements in the field. I also feel as though the professors I have had so far make it a point to get to know their students as best as they can, creating an environment in which students feel known and valued.
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This institution allowed me to explore opportunities that I was interested in and helped me develop as a student and a person. I am graduating in one year and will miss this place dearly!
I loved campus. I liked my professors and all the good people I met. I was with students with learning disabilities and I got untuned tests with a distraction free environment. The coaches and tutors were wonderful. Because of West Chester University I am able to help kids in need.