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University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

The University of Charleston, founded in 1888, is a private institution. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences. Its 40-acre campus is located two miles from Charleston's business district.

Web Sitewww.ucwv.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,761
   Women798 (45.3%)
   Men963 (54.7%)
Graduate Students664

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate52% of 1,801 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.30
SAT Math423-518 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading420-500 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$43,400
Tuition and Fees
$29,900
Room and Board
$9,100
Average Percent of Need Met58%
Average Freshman Award$20,049
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
116
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Charleston Population50,821
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 39% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotGolden Eagle
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.2% White
29.7% Unknown
International Students8.5% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning66.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
34.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.32 4.10 620 700 27
Low 3.20 3.99 620 700 27
High 3.45 4.20 620 700 27
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