14,451
Students
Financial aid thermometer
8,180
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
68
68%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

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
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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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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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
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,667
Applied
8,677
Accepted
14,451
Enrolled
69%
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Female Admissions

8,101
Females Applied
5,485
Females Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,566
Males Applied
3,192
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.42
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 564 520 600
SAT Math 553 470 570
ACT Composite 24 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

8,180
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,231
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,244
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,227
Avg. Loan Aid
4,265
Avg. Grant Aid
5,651
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
49%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,451
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.75%
Black or African American 11.28%
White or Caucasian 75.52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 2.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.36%
Other 0.97%

Gender

Male (41.08%)
Female (58.92%)

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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Campus events:
Spring Weekend, Homecoming and Martin Luther King Day of Service

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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 Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No No No
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
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) 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 No 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
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark 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 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
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
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 No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

952
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 694
Part-time - 258
Male - 428
Female - 524