University of Charleston Rankings

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#4141 of 14,131 In the World
#1167 of 2,597 In North America
#1093 of 2,496 In the United States
#7 of 26 In West Virginia

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1073
Average ACT
21
Avg. cost to attend
$20,598 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,115
Graduates
852
Male:Female Ratio
58:42
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.ucwv.edu

University of Charleston Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 61% 65% 60%
Applicants 2,806 899 1,894
Admissions 1,725 582 1,134
Freshmen enrolled full time 274 144 130
Freshmen enrolled part time 20 2 18

681 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,628 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
85 or 29%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 985
or below

75% of them
had 1160
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Charleston are 985-1160 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
97 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Charleston are 19-23 (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

White 1521 (52%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 631 (21%)
Black or African American 381 (13%)
Nonresident Alien 155 (5%)
Hispanic 149 (5%)
Asian 72 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 25 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 10 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,598/year
Average aid awarded
$23,567
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,928
$30-48K $18,851
$48-75K $19,179
$75-110K $21,392
$110K+ $31,978

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $30,900$17,000
Tuition in-state $30,900$17,000
Tuition out-of-state $30,900$17,000
Fee in-district $1,300$400
Fee in-state $1,300$400
Fee out-of-state $1,300$400

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 755
Combined charge for room and board $9,850
Room charge $5,350
Meal charge $4,500

University of Charleston Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Organizational Leadership 3 225
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 120 56
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 80 33
Pharmacy 56
Business Administration and Management, General 33
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 8 22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 29
Business & Commerce, General 26
Physician Assistant 26
Occupational Therapist Assistant 22
Accounting 18
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist 8 8
Psychology, General 11
Political Science and Government, General 9
General Studies 8
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 7
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 7
Graphic Communications, General 6
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Biochemistry 4
English Language and Literature, General 4
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
Interior Design 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 1
Grand Total 113 432 194 112
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 46% 38% 54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%

Publications & Citations

Publications
327
Citations
7,639

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
107 / 1,381
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
74 / 709
Environmental Science
63 / 4,494
Biology
59 / 2,454
Chemistry
55 / 1,234
Psychology
34 / 346
Pharmacy
32 / 240
Business
32 / 466
Ecology
26 / 1,991
Health Science
26 / 214
Computer Science
26 / 42
Healthcare Management (MHA)
15 / 95
Family medicine
15 / 248
Mathematics
15 / 369
Political Science
15 / 97
Oceanography
15 / 1,476
Communications and Public Relations
14 / 113
Geology
13 / 672
Nursing
13 / 192
Economics
12 / 269
Education Majors
12 / 78
Demography
11 / 247
Sociology
11 / 42
Oncology and Cancer research
9 / 99
Child Psychology
9 / 161
Public Health
9 / 194
Art & Design
9 / 5
Math Teachers
9 / 59
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9 / 14
Biochemistry
9 / 754
Geography and Cartography
8 / 293
Marketing
8 / 293
Pharmacology
8 / 78
Journalism and Digital Media
7 / 15
Engineering
7 / 80
Finance
6 / 2
Public Policy / Administration
6 / 52
Paleontology
6 / 391
Data Science
5 / 1
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
5 / 11

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 3
1992 2 3
1993 9 1
1994 5 4
1995 10 33
1996 11 22
1997 11 30
1998 12 29
1999 12 62
2000 12 113
2001 14 185
2002 16 184
2003 9 234
2004 5 324
2005 8 347
2006 5 359
2007 8 359
2008 6 386
2009 18 409
2010 10 384
2011 13 466
2012 18 469
2013 23 542
2014 5 521
2015 13 450
2016 11 478
2017 16 499
2018 17 406
2019 16 499
2020 41 584
2021 30 758

Notable alumni

  1. Robert Byrd

    Robert Byrd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2010 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    lawyerfiddlerhistorianpolitician
    Biography

    Robert Carlyle Byrd was an American politician who served as a United States senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, from 1959 until his death in 2010. A Democrat, Byrd also served as a U.S. representative for six years, from 1953 until 1959. He remains the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history; he was the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress until surpassed by Representative John Dingell of Michigan. Byrd is the only West Virginian to have served in both chambers of the state legislature and in both chambers of Congress.

  2. Jim Harrick

    Jim Harrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    basketball coachhead coachbasketball player
    Biography

    James Richard Harrick is an American basketball coach, now an assistant coach for the Cal State Northridge Matadors but currently suspended along with the rest of the coaching staff. He has been the head coach at UCLA, Pepperdine University, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Georgia over a combined total of 23 seasons. During the 1994–1995 season, he led UCLA to a 31–1 record and the school's eleventh national championship, its first since the 1974–75 season.

  3. Bill Bolling

    Bill Bolling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Troy Bolling is an American businessman, politician and educator who served as the 39th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

  4. Tim Armstead

    Tim Armstead
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Timothy Paul Armstead is a Republican politician and jurist from West Virginia, currently serving as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. He formerly represented 40th District (Kanawha County) in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Armstead is originally from Clendenin, West Virginia. He is a graduate of the University of Charleston and West Virginia University College of Law.

  5. James C. Mahan

    James C. Mahan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    James Cameron Mahan is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

  6. Thomas Vancaeyezeele

    Thomas Vancaeyezeele
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Thomas Vancaeyezeele is a French Guianan footballer who plays as a defender for USL Championship club Birmingham Legion and the French Guiana national team.

  7. Mario Palumbo

    Mario Palumbo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2004 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    lawyermilitary officerpolitician
    Biography

    Mario Joseph Palumbo was a Democratic politician from Kanawha County, West Virginia.

General info

Alternative names UC
Founded 1888
Colors maroon, gold
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 371
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia, 25304
United States
City population 49,000
Phone 8009954682
Fax +1 (304) 357 4781

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