Overview

Applicants
13,291
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19:1
Total Faculty
913
with Terminal Degree
632

515
Women
398
Men
113
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Geno Auriemma
University of Connecticut head women's basketball coach

Jill Biden
American Educator and Second Lady of the United States

Michael Brune
Executive Director, Sierra Club

Bill Jolly
Emmy Award-winning composer, musical director and performer

Joe Pitts
United States Congressman for Pennsylvania's 16th District

Gerard H. Sweeney
CEO of Brandywine Real Estate Trust

Geralyn Wolf
Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island Diocese

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,827

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,562

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,425

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,881

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,784

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,820
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,050
Required Fees
$2,324
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,244
Transportation for Commuters
$2,400

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,844
Out of State

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
82

Demographics

2.13%
Asian
9.78%
African-American
5.00%
Hispanic
79.98%
Caucasian

60% female
40% male
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
94%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
160
Number of Honor Societies
29

Number of Social Sororities
17
Number of Religious Organizations
10

12% join a fraternity
16% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

21% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Rams)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Rams)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Widener University (third and fourth years are offered partially at Widener University.)
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Joseph's University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
85

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Campus Bookstore with PC vendors, Lenovo Direct

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ms. Marsha Haug
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Messikomer Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone
(610) 436-3411

Email
ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Lawrence Center
Library and Cafe by Academic Quad
Sykes Student Union Building
Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center
Please see our website for a campus events calendar: http://www.wcupa.edu/_INFORMATION/events/

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Borough of West Chester
City of Philadelphia
King of Prussia Plaza and Court
Weekend trips to the beach or skiing (2 hours)
Bandywine Valley attractions (Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Gardens)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies, contact Admissions Office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.wcupagoldenrams.com/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Septa buses Philadelphia airport Taxis Shuttle from the Septa/Amtrak Exton, PA train station

Driving Instructions to Campus
Route 3, the West Chester Pike, leads directly into town from center-city Philadelphia. From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, motorists traveling west should take Route 202 south from the Valley Forge Interchange while those traveling east can arrive via Route 100 south from the Downingtown Interchange. From the south, Route 202 from Wilmington and Routes 100 and 52 from U.S. Route 1 all lead to West Chester.

Local Accommodations
Please see our on-line Visitor's Guide: http://www.wcupa.edu/visitors/lodging.aspx