West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,306
Total Number of Undergrads
14,451
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
25%
20-39 Students
57%
40-99 Students
14%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
69%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
42%
57%
Ethnicity

African American
10%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
80%
Hispanic
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
It really depends what major you are in. Speaking from mine, which is nutrition, it's a lot of work. But depending on how hard you work and the amount of time you put into each class, you'll get but just fine.
Michelle from Hazlet, NJ
West Chester offers a pretty decent level of instruction for the price point. The teachers generally speaking are very knowledgable and are willing to teach you what you need to know and want to know. The problem usually stems from students being too apathetic to ask the questions you wish they would. If you come into your classes with enthusiasm and curiosity, you'll do just fine at West Chester.
Eric from Mechanicsburg, PA
Having come from a College Preparatory High School, I was very prepared for college, but I find most of the classes and educators to be very engaging and interesting. Professors are fair and offer plenty of opportunity for discussion outside of the class room if I am ever struggling.
William from Philadelphia, PA
Classes will vary in difficulty, but there is definitely a challenge. You will learn a lot from your courses and they have so much to offer. It may seem overwhelming at times depending on your degree requirements and specific course schedule, but it is definitely manageable. You will really enjoy your classes.
Nicole from Pottstown, PA
This varies depending on your major. I am Music Education major, and my classes are extremely challenging (in the best way) and time consuming. But I have friends in other majors whose classes are a breeze. In general, your major-specific classes are going to be the ones that challenge you the most and will require the most time and effort. General Education classes, depending on your professor, will require less concentration and effort than your major requirements. The bottom line, however, is that you will be challenged, and you will walk out with an amazing education and a degree that will get you somewhere.
Jenna
I personally sailed through high school with little to no problems, so when I got to college I expected nothing to change. West Chester does pride itself in its academics though, so I had to step up my game only slightly. If you're willing to put in a little more work, West Chester is definitely worth it!
Kiera from Hatfield, PA
i am grateful for all i learned from my professors. some of my professors became, and still remain, my biggest mentors.
nicholas from west chester, pa