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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

School Profile

  • West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPublic Four-year University in West Chester, PA
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 11,482
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,002
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 11,127
Graduate Students: 2,137

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Analytical Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sales and Distribution
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies
  • Certificate of Audiology/audiologist and speech-language pathology/pathologist
  • Certificate of Clinical psychology
  • Certificate of Counselor education/school counseling and guidance services
  • Certificate of Gerontology
  • Certificate of Human resources management/personnel administration, general
  • Certificate of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Certificate of Nursing-registered nurse training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Certificate of Reading teacher education
  • Certificate of Secondary education and teaching
  • Certificate of Statistics, general
  • Certificate of Teaching english as a second or foreign language/ESL language instructor
  • Certificate of Women's studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,211
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $15,543

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 80


Member: NCAA
Team name: Golden Rams


  • Ranked #82 Regional Universities (North)
  • Ranked #21 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #357 Nursing
  • Ranked #112 Social Work
  • Ranked #222 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #38 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #100 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #145 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Messikomer Hall
100 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-3411
(877) 315-2165
Fax: (610) 436-2907
Contact: Marsha Haug
Assistant Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Services

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 41%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 41%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 15,123
Female applicants 9,446
Male applicants 5,677
Applicants accepted 6,268
Female applicants accepted 3,991
Male applicants accepted 2,277
Freshman enrollment 2,067
Female freshman enrollment 1,299
Male freshman enrollment 768
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,922
Students accepting place on wait list 522
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 72%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 90%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 100%
SAT Critical Reading average score 533
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-580
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 544
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 500-590
SAT Writing average score 518
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 480-570
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores N/A
Average ACT Composite score N/A
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Composite score breakdown N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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