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See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at WCU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend WCU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at WCU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at WCU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at WCU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at WCU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at WCU.
The second-largest school in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area, West Chester is a leading resource and partner in fostering the region’s economic, social and cultural vitality. Its 400-acre campus is situated in the beautiful, historically significant Brandywine Valley. With roots dating back to 1812, West Chester has evolved into a comprehensive university which excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Ranked among Kiplinger’s 100 best values in public colleges for its academic quality and affordability, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. Today, West Chester University offers more than 80 undergraduate and 70 master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.
West Chester University is committed to providing access to the best educational preparation in today’s global society. To that end, students are exposed to an educational experience that encourages leadership and growth through a variety of rigorous academic and extracurricular programs, including 24 men’s and women’s athletic teams and 234 student clubs and organizations. Faculty are dedicated to teaching and excellence in their fields: Some design innovative courses responsive to the region’s needs, and many enhance classroom experiences with service learning. Undergraduates receive hands-on training on current technology in the sciences and other fields both on campus in state-of-the-art facilities and via internships. Students also are encouraged to be involved in their community and explore its many cultural opportunities. From Learning Communities, where students live and learn in small groups that foster relationships and critical thinking, to extensive library holdings and accessible faculty and administrators, West Chester is an educational experience that prepares its students for a lifetime.