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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
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
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric 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 Education And Promotion 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
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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
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,240
Applied
12,277
Accepted
14,712
Enrolled
86%
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Female Admissions

9,078
Females Applied
7,985
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,162
Males Applied
4,292
Males Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.44
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 555 510 600
SAT Math 544 500 580
ACT Composite 23 20 26

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

2,277
Full-time student fees
9,494
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
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,748
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,933
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,722
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,053
Avg. Loan Aid
3,414
Avg. Grant Aid
6,218
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

14,712
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
10%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.92%
Black or African American 11.27%
White or Caucasian 74.01%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.73%
Other 1.98%

Gender

Male (39.95%)
Female (60.05%)

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 3%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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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

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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
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Police and Security guards 24/7. 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
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

20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
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