University of Charleston School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Charleston, WV

$31,400

Avg tuition

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About University of Charleston

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Charleston is a small private university located on an urban campus in Charleston, West Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,718, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 50%. The university offers 24 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 38%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $31,400.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

50% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1143

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students Enrolled

75%

Online Student Enrollment

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

50%

Unknown

24%

Black

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Hispanic

3%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

44%

Socio-economic diversity

49% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

11

Total Online Enrollment

2,050

Student Location Breakout

75% 25%

Percent of Programs Online

68% On-campus

32% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate 25% online

Bachelor's 25% online

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 75% online

Doctorate 50% online

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

49%

State Grant Aid

41%

Institution Grant Aid

90%

Pell Grant

49%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,793
State Grant Aid $4,141
Institution Grant Aid $18,265
Pell Grant Aid $4,421

Financial Outlook

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.