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Colleges / University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV 4-Year Private

About University of Charleston

University of Charleston is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Charleston, WV

Founded in 1888, the institution currently enrolls around 2,967 students a year, including 2,115 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About University of Charleston

Acceptance rate: 61%

Early Decision or Early Action: /

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is University of Charleston's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Charleston. Around 61 percent of all applicants to University of Charleston are accepted each year.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Charleston a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 67 percent of students who start at University of Charleston come back the next year. Out of the 317 students who started at University of Charleston as first-time freshman, 117 graduate within four years.

University of Charleston's six-year graduation for undergrads is 46 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does University of Charleston sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Charleston a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE Charleston, WV 25304-1099

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Charleston Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Charleston is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Charleston is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Charleston ACT Scores

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University of Charleston Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$44,400

In State

$44,400

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$30,900
$30,900
Fees
$1,200
$1,200
Housing
$10,500
$10,500
Books
$1,800
$1,800

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Charleston is like? There are approximately 2,718 students enrolled at University of Charleston, including 1,907 undergraduate students and 811 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from WV and 51% percent of students are from other states.

61%

Full Time

39%

Part Time

49%

In State

51%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,718

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

50%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,100

Out-of-State

$32,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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