1,831
Students
Financial aid thermometer
19,719
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
64
64%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

University of Charleston is a Comprehensive institution located in Charleston, WV, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV  25304
United States
Contact Sandy Dolin
Application Coordinator
Email: admissions@ucwv.edu
Phone: 304-357-4752

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,737
Applied
1,765
Accepted
1,831
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

1,873
Females Applied
1,206
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

864
Males Applied
559
Males Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.35
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.25
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,900
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Fees

1,000
Full-time student fees
9,180
Room & board
5,000
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

19,719
Avg. Financial Aid Package
20,049
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
18,815
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,500
Avg. Loan Aid
10,250
Avg. Grant Aid
5,025
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,831
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.35%
Black or African American 8.47%
White or Caucasian 48.5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.98%
Asian 1.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.44%
Other 30.8%

Gender

Male (55.05%)
Female (44.95%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Governor's Cup Regatta, Homecoming and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Board, American Society of Interior Designers, Student Government Association, Capito Association of Nursing Students and International Student Organization

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
radio connection to city police and ambulance

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
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Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No