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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$15,540|
|Receiving Student Loans||63%||$6,580|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
The overall graduation rate of University of Charleston is around 46%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||33%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
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)
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)
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
English Language and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to University of Charleston.
- West Virginia State University in Institute, WV (8 miles away)
- Glenville State College in Glenville, WV (59 miles away)
- Concord University in Athens, WV (71 miles away)
- Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV (76 miles away)
- Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, OH (80 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Get a list of all the colleges in West Virginia
- Find out what other private colleges are located in West Virginia
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.