Overview

Applicants
12,609
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.44

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


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

Christopher Franklin
CEO of Aqua America

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,864

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,587

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,133

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,814

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,135

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,238
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,096
Required Fees
$2,482
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,350
Transportation for Commuters
$2,760

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,736
Comprehensive Fee

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
14,398
Foreign Countries Represented
70

Demographics

2.24%
Asian
11.39%
African-American
5.56%
Hispanic
76.45%
Caucasian

59% female
41% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
40%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
293
Number of Honor Societies
35

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
11

14% join a fraternity

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 multiple 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
Executive 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 Starbuck's 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)
Please see the Borough of West Chester website: http://www.downtownwestchester.com/visitorsguide.php

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 or register online

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

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