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West Chester is a public graduate school in West Chester, 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.
Address
University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
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Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,855
Part-Time Grad Students
1,881
Research Assistants
244
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    76.2%
  • African American
    13.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.3%
  • Asian
    2.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    2.1%
  • Multiracial
    1.5%
  • Unknown
    0.8%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
  • Native American
    0%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$58,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Median Home Value
$362,300
National
$184,700
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West Chester University of Pennsylvania Graduate Reviews

13 reviews
I have not been impressed with the MA Mathematics program. Following the recommended courses does not prepare you to do a thesis so your only feasible option is to take the comprehensive exams. It also has you take almost all your courses with the same three professors. I had to reach out to my advisor after two years in the program to schedule our first meeting about my progress. Course scheduling also makes it impossible to take a course every session, so finishing within a designated time period is difficult. I chose this school for cost and convenience, but wish the program was more robust.
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West Chester is great! It’s the perfect size campus to give you the small town feel but also like you are on a big campus at times. The town is so fun and the professors at WCU are extremely helpful and want to see you succeed- ALWAYS! I completed my undergrad here and was ecstatic to come back for my graduate degree.
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.