West Chester University of Pennsylvania: Ranking & Review

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United States
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Top 10%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate69%70%68%
Applicants12,6674,5668,101
Admissions8,6773,1925,485
Enrolled undergraduates2,6301,0361,594
Enrolled total (including graduate students)17,3066,86510,441

2,906 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,141 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,246
Percent of students submitting SAT scores85%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
570
Math
555

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores372
Percent of students submitting ACT scores14%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
23
ACT Math
22

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$26,773$38,253
Off-campus$26,773$38,253
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,060 and other expenses per full academic year.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 5,185 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$7,492$18,730
Fees for full-time undergraduates$2,619$2,860
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$312$780
Tuition for Full-time graduates$12,000$18,000
Fees for full-time graduates$3,121$3,409
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$500$750

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services67778755
Health Professions and Related Programs55310721681
Education264234498
English Language and Literature & Letters28418302
Psychology23047277
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21013223
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities202202
Visual and Performing Arts14828176
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service15817175
Public Administration and Social Service Professions62806148
Social Sciences12110131
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11810128
Mathematics and Statistics584199
Physical Sciences741084
History66773
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services561773
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics26834
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3232
Philosophy and Religious Studies15823
Architecture and Related Services55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies55
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences33
Grand Total3,332768274,127

A total of 3,332 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

At the master's and doctor's level 795 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate73%67%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 85%
  • Part-time retention rate - 23%

General info

Alternative namesWCU
Founded1871
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,691
Instructional FTE790
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wcupa.edu
AddressUniversity Avenue and High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania, 19383
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population20,000
Phone6104361000

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