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.

Website: www.ucwv.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,831
Undergraduate
Students
(44.9%) 823 Women
(55.1%) 1,008 Men
650
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 2,737 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.35
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,480
Tuition and Fees
$30,900
Room and Board
$9,180
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$20,049
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

Charleston Population
50,821
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.4% White
33.3% Unknown
International Students
7.4% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2  
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
City, State, Zip
Charleston, WV 25304-1099
Phone
(304) 357-4750
Fax
(304) 357-4781
E-mail
admissions@ucwv.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 2,737 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 1,873 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 864 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
525 (30%) of 1,765 admitted students enrolled
Women
285 (24%) of 1,206 admitted students enrolled
Men
240 (43%) of 559 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.35
3.75 and Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,480
Tuition and Fees
$30,900
Room and Board
$9,180
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$2,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline August 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003818
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
269 (85.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
190 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
190 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$20,049
Need-Based Gift
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,903
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,450
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (25.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,758

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,162 (89.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,083 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,083 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$19,719
Need-Based Gift
Received by 874 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,025
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 874 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,250
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,083 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
85 (6.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,250

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
399,056
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
200
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Organizational Management
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Charleston Population
50,821
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
23 average low in January, 83.1 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
radio connection to city police and ambulance

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x    
Crew x x   x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Crew   x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, american society of interior designers, student government association, capito association of nursing students, international student organization
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,831
Women
823 (44.9%)
Men
1,008 (55.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,220
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
9.1% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.4% White
33.3% Unknown
International Students.
7.4% from 42 countries
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
650

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 7%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Medicine 1%
Other 5.6%

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