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Colleges / University of Charleston

University of Charleston Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Charleston, the application fee costs $25.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

University of Charleston Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Charleston 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to University of Charleston?

University of Charleston does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Charleston Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Charleston. University of Charleston evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Charleston accepted 61% of all applicants, around 1,716 of the 2,793 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Charleston, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Charleston?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Charleston

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

University of Charleston 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Charleston must submit the following items. Double check with University of Charleston's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.25
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Charleston?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

University of Charleston doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Charleston does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to University of Charleston

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Charleston. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Charleston during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

University of Charleston Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Charleston?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Charleston.

Does University of Charleston accept transfer credits?

University of Charleston accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does University of Charleston accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Charleston accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Charleston?

University of Charleston is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is University of Charleston's acceptance rate?

University of Charleston's acceptance rate is 61%.

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University of Charleston Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

61%

How hard is it to get into University of Charleston? University of Charleston is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Charleston acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,967

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

61%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,100

Out-of-State

$32,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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