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University of Charleston

Charleston, West Virginia

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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 1,984 prospective students applied, and 1,383 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 246 enrolled in the school.  1,713 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,213 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $30,900 plus fees of $450. University of Charleston is ranked 630 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



University of Charleston is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of Charleston
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$450
Room and Board $9,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$45,700

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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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