West Chester University of Pennsylvania Rankings

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In the World#1405 of 14178
In North America#436 of 2629
In the United States#395 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#20 of 155
In West Chester#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
1120
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
81%
Undergraduates
14,615
Graduates
3,054
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wcupa.edu

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%73%77%
Applicants15,0775,3939,684
Admissions11,3563,9327,424
Freshmen enrolled full time2,8601,1091,751
Freshmen enrolled part time1165

2,632 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,442 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,628 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in West Chester University of Pennsylvania are 1030-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
240 or 8%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in West Chester University of Pennsylvania are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White13013 (74%)
Black or African American2045 (12%)
Hispanic1059 (6%)
Two or more races609 (3%)
Asian464 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown335 (2%)
Nonresident Alien110 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander12 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native10 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,908
Students receiving aid
81%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,716$9,288
Tuition in-state$7,716$9,288
Tuition out-of-state$19,290$13,932
Fee in-district$2,705$3,052
Fee in-state$2,705$3,052
Fee out-of-state$2,955$3,268

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity5,141
Combined charge for room and board$9,326
Room charge$5,626
Meal charge$3,700

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Business Administration and Management, General211201
Psychology, General21424
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General235
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General232
Early Childhood Education and Teaching22011
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies174
Social Work68106
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse1677
Rhetoric and Composition1639
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies13630
Finance, General159
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1415
Public Health, General6562
Dietetics & Dietitian120
Accounting118
Computer and Information Sciences, General10411
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist7929
English Language and Literature, General8317
Special Education and Teaching, General1153
Athletic Training & Trainer4219
Music, General508
History, General507
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General57
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services55
Political Science and Government, General53
Geology & Earth Science, General2917
Business & Managerial Economics46
Public Administration3214
Mathematics, General396
Music Performance, General2318
Fine & Studio Arts, General36
Statistics, General31
Reading Teacher Education31
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration28
Human Nutrition27
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching25
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General187
Chemistry, General21
Environmental Health18
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies18
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General18
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design17
Kinesiology and Exercise Science16
Sociology15
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning105
Geography68
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth13
Analytical Chemistry11
Anthropology11
Nursing Practice10
Physics, General9
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor9
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General9
Philosophy53
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education7
Women's Studies6
Health Teacher Education5
Spanish Language and Literature31
Computational and Applied Mathematics4
International Business & Trade & Commerce3
Jewish & Judaic Studies3
French Language and Literature11
Secondary Education and Teaching1
Grand Total3,34093624
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate77%68%82%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,601
Citations
86,323

Publication count by topic

Psychology
808
Medicine
422
Sociology
261
Biology
237
Computer science
205
Political science
177
Chemistry
161
Mathematics
150
Physics
141
History
129
Business
104
Economics
103
Materials science
99
Art
96
Geology
85
Engineering
70
Geography
57
Environmental science
51
Philosophy
36

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Psychology62633,137
Art698195
Geology8503,636
History854172
Physics10088,713
Sociology10941,608
Economics11112,795
Political science1159684
Business12951,893
Philosophy144136
Medicine15097,978
Geography1630676
Environmental science17931,170
Biology18547,065
Chemistry21064,992
Computer science21312,115
Mathematics21961,301
Materials science22572,215
Engineering2442612

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902192
19912798
199233105
199336136
199437170
199534193
199638199
199741255
199854257
199950352
200054443
200151490
200246640
200373625
200464771
200586936
20061111430
20071201948
20081182438
20091303003
20101153640
20111534466
20121685296
20131606099
20141936579
20152126669
20161746708
20172746466
20181936135
20192156780
20202607554

General info

Alternative namesWCU
Founded1871
WikipediaWest Chester University
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff1,723
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressUniversity Avenue and High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19383
United States
City population18,000
Phone6104361000

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