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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
17,527
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Location West Chester, Pennsylvania
Online wcupa.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 12,002 prospective students applied, and 8,934 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,779 enrolled in the school.  14,079 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,448 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $2,696. WCU is ranked 522 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

WCU is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1050/1200
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.52
Applications Accepted
74.4% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$7,716
In State Costs for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,696
Room and Board $12,942
Budget for Other Expenses$2,520
Total One Year Cost$27,074
Out of State Resident Tuition
$19,290
Out of State Costs for West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,696
Room and Board $12,942
Budget for Other Expenses$2,520
Total One Year Cost$38,648

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$49,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by West Chester University of Pennsylvania students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Education 16%
Health Professions 14%
English and Literature 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216764 IPEDS survey data for West Chester University of Pennsylvania.