West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Address:
University Avenue and High Street, West Chester, PA 19383
Phone:
610-436-1000
Website:
http://www.wcupa.edu
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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate11,920
 Graduate2,291
 Total14,211
GenderFemale60%
 Male40%
Student Age% Under 2580%
 % 25 and Over20%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time81%
 % Part-time19%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.2%
 % Black8.5%
 % Asian2.2%
 % Latino2.9%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown0.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal15,124
 % Admitted41%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled33%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Writing480 / 800570 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800590 / 800

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$35
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,680
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,504
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid72%
 % Undergraduates with Loans62%
 % Undergraduates with Grants36%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,392
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,890
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,890
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,744
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,744
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,608

Neighborhood Data for the West Chester Area

Median Age24.1
Median Household Income$46,079
Total Population18,813
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.4% 52.6%
 Age 0-948.6%51.4%
 Age 10-1749.5%50.5%
 Age 18-2441.9%58.1%
 Age 25-2959.3%40.7%
 Age 30-3958.9%41.1%
 40+49.8%50.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.9%
 % Black13.6%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino13.6%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,890
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,890
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$935
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50022.8%12.2%2.5%
 $500 to $74948.3%7.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99928.9%43.1%24.9%
 Over $10000.0%37.1%66.9%
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