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West Chester University of Pennsylvania Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

14,490 students

47% admitted

  • 11,934 full time
  • 2,556 part time
  • 4,732 men full time
  • 7,202 women full time
  • 15,080 applied
  • 7,013 admitted
  • 2,292 enrolled

11,873 Undergraduates

$16,070 tuition/year

  • 2,258 Graduates
  • 359 Non-Degree
  • $16,070 out of state
  • $2,192 fees
  • $12,074 room & board
  • $1,500 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kiera from Hatfield, PA
  • 0
  • West Chester is the absolute best choice for anyone who is looking for a place to grow academically and socially. The campus is the perfect size: small enough to…

  • Jun-09-2012 Read More
  • William from Philadelphia, PA
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  • My favorite aspect of West Chester University of PA is the quiet, quaint college community. You're just minutes away from Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland in one direction, and farm country…

  • Apr-29-2012 Read More
  • Nicole from Pottstown, PA
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  • West Chester is a very well-rounded university with so much to offer at such a reasonable price. It is a great place to discover new interests and follow your passions.…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
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  • west chester university is a great value for the price. the majority of the staff is very kind and helpful. west chester gives students many of the opportunities of a…

  • Jan-26-2012 Read More
  • Jennifer from Marlboro, NJ
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  • i enjoy the atmosphere along with the people here. i really like my small classes and with a big college campus feel. i would recommend students to come here.…

  • Mar-05-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 2
  • Christina from West Chester, PA
  • Dec-29-2011 I am a current student here

    Teachers have limited interactions with you, and seem to be there for the paycheck. I have yet to personally meet a teacher who seems genuinely interested in teaching students.

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  • 5
  • Anne from Havertown, PA
  • Dec-16-2011 I am a current student here

    It is close to my home and the campus is beautiful. There is so much to offer and so much to do. I have made so many new friends and found the professors to be helpful and caring.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from West Chester, PA
  • Jul-02-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is going to be so exciting! The student population really does shape the town of West Chester. During the summer, a few students stay and enjoy the town life, and during the school year you'll have no trouble getting acquainted with neighbors and making new friends.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from Audubon, PA
  • May-08-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    So far I'm not to sure about this one. It's hard to get any attention from the offices unless you are right there in their faces trying to talk to them over the phone is completely useless. Otherwise though the students and faculty that i have met are pretty nice so it won't be to hard to make friend if you're from out of state but, most if not all the students went to the same if not close to the same high school so they will definitely be in their own little cliques if their freshmen.

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  • Amanda from NJ
  • Apr-18-2011 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, West Chester is a big party school. This may be good news to some but campus partying causes a MAJOR amount of distractions. The purpose of college is to extend your education and if you're only looking to party, you might not be ready for it yet. A lot of West Chester students get caught up in the party/bar scene and struggle with their academics. Don't get me wrong, your college years are some of the best of your life - but if you neglect you're academics you'll struggle a lot when you're thrown into the real world. Other than partying, West Chester has a ton of activities to get involved in. The school spirit here is great despite not having big D1 sports to get into. The school size is getting pretty big so there's no trouble finding friends.

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