West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
Messikomer Hall
100 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-3411
(877) 315-2165
Fax: (610) 436-2907

Contact: Marsha Haug
Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Services
Main Address
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-1000

www.wcupa.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 11,482
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,002
Degree-seeking undergrads: 11,127
Graduate enrollment: 2,137

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 47%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Women’s Studies B
Women’s studies C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B,C
Music – General Performance B,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human resources management/personnel administration, general C
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Counselor education/school counseling and guidance services C
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Reading teacher education C
Secondary education and teaching C
Special Education B
Teaching english as a second or foreign language/ESL language instructor C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B,C
Audiology/audiologist and speech-language pathology/pathologist C
Health System Administration B,C
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing-registered nurse training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) C
Premedicine B
Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics, general C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies C
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Analytical Chemistry B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Clinical psychology C
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B,C
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(610) 436-1000
Website:www.wcupa.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://secure.applynow.passhe.edu/applications/PASSHE/apply.html?application_id=1255
Address:University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, PA 19383
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:17,005
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:14,995 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,720
Out-of-state Tuition:$20,812
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:80%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,064

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services351
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services211
Education648
English Language and Literature/Letters22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics63
Health Professions and Related Programs383
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics112
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies112
Philosophy and Religious Studies112
Physical Sciences41
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences141
Visual and Performing Arts353
Grand total245035

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Education12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Social Sciences1
Grand total313

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,720
Out-of-state$20,812
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,991
Out-of-state$20,015

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,90980%
Grant or scholarship aid90738%$6,064
Student loan aid1,72672%$8,450

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,98242%$5,623
Federal student loans8,94063%$6,571

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled West Chester University of Pennsylvania students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants12,6044,5448,060
Percent admitted100%65%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%21%19%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment17,005
Undergraduate enrollment14,397
Graduate enrollment2,608

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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