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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a Comprehensive institution located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Analytical Chemistry Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,008
Applied
8,934
Accepted
14,567
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

7,660
Females Applied
5,668
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,342
Males Applied
3,266
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.43
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 566 530 610
SAT Math 555 520 590
ACT Composite 23 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,716
In-state
19,290
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,696
Full-time student fees
9,216
Room & board
5,516
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

Financial Aid

8,404
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,801
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,534
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,224
Avg. Loan Aid
4,527
Avg. Grant Aid
5,855
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,567
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.96%
Black or African American 11.33%
White or Caucasian 74.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 2.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.54%
Other 1.22%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (59%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Weekend, Homecoming and Banana Day

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association, Fraternal Programming Board, Sports Club Council and CRU

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
camera systems in campus residence halls, recreational and classroom facilities and outdoor areas

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark No Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No Checkmark
Golf No No Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer Checkmark No Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No Checkmark
Track And Field No No Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No No No
Wrestling No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball No No No
Rock Climbing No No No
Rugby No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball No No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

981
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 688
Part-time - 293
Male - 447
Female - 534