University of Charleston Rankings

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In the World#5267 of 14178
In North America#1408 of 2629
In the United States#1330 of 2528
In West Virginia#10 of 26
In Charleston#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
50%
Average SAT
1042
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$21,941 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,907
Graduates
811
Male:Female Ratio
55:45
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

University of Charleston Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate50%53%49%
Applicants2,4547731,681
Admissions1,228406822
Freshmen enrolled full time259113146
Freshmen enrolled part time23419

894 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,156 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
52 or 18%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 940
or below

75% of them
had 1143
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of Charleston are 940-1143 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
94 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of Charleston are 19-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1353 (50%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown644 (24%)
Black or African American347 (13%)
Nonresident Alien165 (6%)
Hispanic95 (4%)
Asian71 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native16 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander13 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,941/year
Average aid awarded
$21,025
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$21,081
$30-48K$20,500
$48-75K$23,953
$75-110K$24,475
$110K+$23,850

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$22,189$16,584
Tuition in-state$22,189$16,584
Tuition out-of-state$22,189$16,584
Fee in-district$1,200$400
Fee in-state$1,200$400
Fee out-of-state$1,200$400

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity762
Combined charge for room and board$9,510
Room charge$5,270
Meal charge$4,240

University of Charleston Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Organizational Leadership4215
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other10019
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse3633
Pharmacy55
Business Administration and Management, General37
Business & Commerce, General37
Physician Assistant29
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist1311
Biology & Biological Sciences, General24
Occupational Therapist Assistant23
Accounting14
Graphic Communications, General13
Psychology, General13
Political Science and Government, General12
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism16
Elementary Education and Teaching7
Athletic Training & Trainer6
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician6
General Studies5
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management4
Interior Design4
Biochemistry3
Health & Health Care Administration & Management2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science2
English Language and Literature, General1
Art & Art Studies, General1
Chemistry, General1
Grand Total7641517274
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate38%33%42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
358
Citations
8,434

Publication count by topic

Medicine
87
Biology
51
Psychology
46
Mathematics
30
Chemistry
26
Environmental science
14
Geology
14
Political science
12
Sociology
11
Computer science
11
Business
9
Art
8
Geography
6
History
3
Engineering
3
Materials science
3
Economics
3
Philosophy
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology1609645
Environmental science18991,020
Art22517
Biology23473,709
Political science259275
Medicine27601,327
Psychology2928670
Mathematics2985485
Sociology325951
Geography391333
Business424633
Chemistry4618169
Economics46808
Engineering512413
Materials science519618
Computer science555225

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199025
199113
199223
199391
199454
19951031
19961020
19971226
19981331
19991263
200011115
200114187
200216187
20039241
20044330
20058363
20065357
20078366
20086395
200917425
20109398
201113467
201215466
201320550
20145530
201513443
201611458
201715494
201815380
201914468
202025464

General info

Alternative namesUC
Founded1888
WikipediaUniversity of Charleston
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff369
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia, 25304
United States
City population49,000
Phone8009954682
Fax+1 (304) 357 4781

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