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Colleges / University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

About University of Charleston

University of Charleston Overview

University of Charleston is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Charleston, West Virginia. University of Charleston was founded in 1888 and the school presently has around 2,926 students a year, including 2,162 undergraduates. University of Charleston provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at University of Charleston

Love music or performing? Join a campus bandor sing in a chorus.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Charleston students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? University of Charleston has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? University of Charleston has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Charleston on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Charleston Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Tuition $31,400

Is University of Charleston a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what University of Charleston offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

University of Charleston Acceptance Rate 2022

The university admitted 70% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,984 students applied to University of Charleston and 1,383 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Charleston

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 74% of students who start at University of Charleston return the next year. Around 43% of students who started at University of Charleston earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for University of Charleston Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of Charleston directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Charleston

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on University of Charleston's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Charleston.

Based on this information, is University of Charleston the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Charleston a good school for you?

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Where is University of Charleston?

University of Charleston is located in the small town setting of Charleston, West Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing University of Charleston for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 and Interstate 64 to Charleston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, West Virginia International Yeager Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Charleston and Charleston are like without leaving home.

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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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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

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University of Charleston Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Charleston is like? There are approximately 2,926 students enrolled at University of Charleston, including 2,162 undergraduate students and 764 graduate students. 52% percent of students attend school full-time, 44% percent are from WV and 56% percent of students are from other states.


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