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West Chester University of Pennsylvania Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,093 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,141)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,573)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 62 95 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 15 17 - -
Field Hockey - 24 - -
Football 111 - - -
Golf 10 9 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Lacrosse - 32 - -
Other Sports - 55 - -
Soccer 26 36 - -
Softball - 27 - -
Swimming and Diving 24 28 - -
Tennis 12 17 - -
Volleyball - 19 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.4%
Hispanic 2.8%
Non-resident alien 0.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 103
Liquor Law Violation 352
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 18
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kiera from Hatfield, PA
  • 4
  • The dorms here aren't all that bad. Tyson Hall and Goshen Hall are definitely the nicest of the traditional North Campus housing. If you're lucky enough (or rich…

  • Jun-09-2012 Read More
  • Jenna
  • 4
  • When it comes to picking traditional versus affiliated housing, you get what you pay for. If you live in affiliated housing, you will pay almost twice as much as you…

  • Jun-19-2014 Read More
  • Nicole from Pottstown, PA
  • 4
  • For traditional dorms the living facilities are very decent. Though some of the buildings are old, they are still livable and kept pretty clean. The RA's are VERY nice and…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • William from Philadelphia, PA
  • 5
  • Having lived and worked in the dorms, both traditional and suite style, for 2 years, I can honestly say that WCU dorm life is a great experience. People on each…

  • Apr-29-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 3
  • traditional housing is not exceptional. there is no wireless internet in the dorms and my experience there was not the best. there are suites available though. …

  • Jan-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • nicholas from west chester, pa
  • May-20-2016 I am a past student here

    the on-campus dining hall (lawrence) gets a bad rep from students, but it is not all-bad. if you know how to navigate your options, and remember to eat as if you are eating regular meals at home, you will not tire your lawrence tolerance in your first few weeks of being on-campus. since lawrence dining hall is set up partially buffet style and partially window-serve style, it helps to become nutritionally aware of what you are consuming, and how much you are consuming, so as not to gain unwanted weight or become nutrient deficient in any way. always have food in your room for those times you are too late to grab dinner at lawrence. the diner (attached to lawrence) is okay, and is open significantly later than lawrence, but you definitely do not want to eat there too often as the menu options are certainly not the healthiest. off-campus eating is great, if you have the financial stability to do so.

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  • 3
  • Michelle from Hazlet, NJ
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The food was not always the best, but when your busy studying, you'll take what you can get. It will definitely make you appreciate home cooking much more.

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  • 4
  • Eric from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is your standard Aramark food on campus. Sometimes you wonder where they found the food in Lawrence but it kind of becomes a running joke after a few weeks. If you'd rather eat something less sketchy, the food trucks on campus are a great choice. The town itself offers AMAZING restaurants but they are pricey as West Chester is an expensive town.

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  • 3
  • Jonathan from Denver, PA
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Not the healthiest, but if you want to make something tasty, make new combinations in the dining hall. The food court and restaurants in West Chester are to die for though!

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Lancaster, PA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is really good! The meatloaf and cornbread is to die for! The best part though are the workers. They are all there with a smile and a fun conversation everyday! Doesn't matter what facility you go eat at!

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  • 4
  • Alicia from Lancaster, PA
  • Dec-26-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Personally I feel like WCU has one of the best and largest range of food choices out of the colleges in PA. I've eaten at Ram's Head and at the food carts along the streets of the campus, and the food is the type of food that you could eat three times a day and it will not make you sick or too fat. There is a range of options so every day you can have something different, plus a lot of healthy options.

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  • 4
  • Brooke from Springfield, PA
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a multitude of dining and food options all over campus. The only thing that I wish could improve is the options and varieties of healthier and gluten free options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Eric from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is extremely present in West Chester. It can be a little overwhelming because some students may feel as if they can't have as much fun here without joining a Greek organization but there are still plenty of other ways to make friends in this town.

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  • 0
  • Jenna
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    During the first few weeks of school, when Rush weeks start happening, it will seem like everyone and their mother is in a fraternity or sorority. That really is not the case. The campus reports that 1,087 students of the approximate 11,000 undergraduate students are involved in Greek life. When you'Â?re on campus, I'd say that it usually seems like 30% of the people that I know or are in class with are in a fraternity or sorority. I personally am not. If you want to be in a fraternity or sorority, then go for it. Everyone that is involved in Greek life absolutely loves it. If you don'Â?t want to be involved in Greek life, don'Â?t think that you will be the odd ball out. Greek life does not rule the campus, and there are plenty of other ways to make friends.

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  • 0
  • Roman from Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is so much fun. These guys know how to party and get good grades. Joining a fraternity or sorority will give you a second family and show you how even the smallest charities can make a great difference in society. You will surely make some brothers and sisters if participating in the Greek life

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  • 0
  • Rosy from Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan-11-2013 I am a current student here

    The greeks on campus are always willing to help out students that need help either homework, studying or directions. The pride is always shown and as normal people they always have a smile on there faces.

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  • 0
  • Jalen from Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov-28-2012 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus is amazing. Its a perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and give back to the community.

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