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University of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV

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University of Charleston is a nonprofit private school that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Charleston, West Virginia, in a predominantly urban area. About 1,500 students enroll at University of Charleston annually.

Areas of study offered at University of Charleston include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 895 to 1105 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 to 25 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. 57% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 25% choose to attend.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $28,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attending University of Charleston. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $5,300. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans.

The University of Charleston Golden Eagles participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students who wish to learn more about this school may check out their website at www.ucwv.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Charleston accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Charleston is around 2,300 students, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $21,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $380-$460 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$15,540
Receiving Student Loans63%$6,580
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Charleston may provide services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Charleston is around 46%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years33%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Charleston

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Radiology Technician Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Campus: University of Charleston - Beckley

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1999)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2004)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Charleston is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (370)
  • Basketball (370)
  • Track and Field (370)
  • Football (370)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Charleston by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact University of Charleston for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    52.44%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    96%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    14:1

    DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
    12

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $18,393