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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
17,719
West Chester University of Pennsylvania overview
Location West Chester, Pennsylvania
Online wcupa.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
West Chester University of Pennsylvania overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 14,234 prospective students applied, and 12,277 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,796 enrolled in the school.  14,083 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,636 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,716 plus fees of $2,755. WCU is ranked 502 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
2/10
Value

WCU is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for West Chester University of Pennsylvania within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
West Chester University of Pennsylvania overview
SAT 1010/1180
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.44
Applications Accepted
86.3% 
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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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$2,755
Room and Board $13,978
Budget for Other Expenses$2,520
Total One Year Cost$28,169
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$2,755
Room and Board $13,978
Budget for Other Expenses$2,520
Total One Year Cost$39,743

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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.

Current students may use the West Chester University of Pennsylvania GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.