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University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
2,967
University of Charleston overview
Location Charleston, West Virginia
Online ucwv.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Charleston overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Charleston, West Virginia, University of Charleston is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,806 prospective students applied, and 1,725 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 294 enrolled in the school.  1,880 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,087 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $30,900 plus fees of $1,300. University of Charleston is ranked 545 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
6/10
Value

University of Charleston is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Charleston within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 985/1160
ACT 19/23
Estimated GPA 3.13
Applications Accepted
61.5% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$30,900
Costs for University of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,300
Room and Board $10,500
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$47,100

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Charleston students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Business 26%
Biology 14%
Education 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237312 IPEDS survey data for University of Charleston.

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