|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||4%|
|Student to faculty ratio||19:1|
|Dormitory capacity||5,160 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 12,604 applications and 8,127 students were granted admission. West Chester University of Pennsylvania is at the #62 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 13% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 86% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||970 to 1150|
|ACT||21 to 25|
West Chester University of Pennsylvania charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,096 and in-state students paid $7,238.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 80% of West Chester University of Pennsylvania's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,411 (which is 0.5% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2016-2017, was 1,698, which is 71% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,464 (which is 3.1% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, West Chester University of Pennsylvania has enrolled a total of 17,005 students (13,715 students full-time and 3,290 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 17,005 students, 1,436 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 14,397 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,608 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 829 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 12%
Two or more races: 3%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||29%||268||0|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||32|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||2%||22|
|Mathematics And Statistics||2%||20|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||2%||14||0|
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies||2%||14|
|English Language And Literature/letters||1%||10|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||1%||8|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of West Chester University of Pennsylvania full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,400. Last year, out of the total 3,516 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,305 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,632 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,341 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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