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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

West Chester, PA

$7,716

Avg in-state tuition

$19,290

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania

School Type: Public

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.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,471, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 89%. The university offers 55 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 73%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,716, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $19,290.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

89% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

85% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

73% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Recommended

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1250

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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18k

Students enrolled

36%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

Demographics

White

73%

Black

12%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

3%

Unknown

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

22

Total Online Enrollment

6,344

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 27% online

Master's Check Bold 14% online

Doctorate Check Bold 50% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,716 $19,290
Graduate $9,288 $13,932

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $14,228
On-campus other expenses $2,520
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,228
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,520
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,176

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,664 $37,238
Off-campus without family $25,664 $37,238
Off-campus with family $14,092 $25,666

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

31%

State Grant Aid

21%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,372
State Grant Aid $3,100
Institution Grant Aid $2,625
Pell Grant Aid $4,523

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division II with football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Architecture And Related Services

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

4

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

5

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

7

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

8

Education

BA

MA

DOC