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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

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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
Contact Phone: 610-436-1000

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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
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Checkmark
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
Middle School Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
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Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
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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
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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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

15,085
Applied
11,354
Accepted
14,615
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

9,688
Females Applied
7,422
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,397
Males Applied
3,932
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.44
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: SAT or ACT

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 565 520 610
SAT Math 554 520 600
ACT Composite 23 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

2,705
Full-time student fees
9,326
Room & board
5,626
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

8,438
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,858
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,094
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,057
Avg. Loan Aid
3,603
Avg. Grant Aid
6,057
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
47%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,615
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.31%
Black or African American 11.19%
White or Caucasian 73.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 2.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.71%
Other 1.84%

Gender

Male (40.73%)
Female (59.27%)

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

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Campus events:
Spring Festival (Ramboree), Homecoming and Banana Day

Student Services

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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
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

995
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 697
Part-time - 298
Male - 447
Female - 548
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