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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address Wayne Hall, 6th Floor
125 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Email: ugadmiss@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-4363411

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, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Music Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pharmaceutics And Drug Design Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Analytical Chemistry Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,778
Applied
12,982
Accepted
14,392
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

9,166
Females Applied
8,223
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,612
Males Applied
4,759
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.45
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
Out of state 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 594 550 640
SAT Math 577 530 620
ACT Composite 26 23 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

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

2,859
Full-time student fees
9,644
Room & board
5,794
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

9,729
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,900
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,480
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
1,840
Avg. Loan Aid
2,618
Avg. Grant Aid
6,280
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
43.8%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,392
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.23%
Black or African American 11.31%
White or Caucasian 73.41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 3.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.01%
Two or more races 3.6%
Other 0.96%

Gender

Male (40.7%)
Female (59.3%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
International housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 38%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Festival (Ramboree), Homecoming and Banana Day

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, Fraternal Programming Board, Sports Club Council and L.E.A.D.

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Police & Security officers 24/7. Camera systems in campus residence halls, recreational & classroom facilities, and outdoor areas

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

948
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 663
Part-time - 285
Male - 419
Female - 529
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