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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA
#74

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania, situated on 407 suburban acres in West Chester, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1871. The school is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, and produces the largest number of certified teachers in the state. The West Chester University Golden Rams compete in NCAA Division II athletics.

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Quick Facts


West Chester, PA 19383

2012-2013 Tuition

$18,370 Tuition and Fees

Students

13297 undergraduate students
41% male / 59% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
49.9% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1871

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Rhetoric and Composition, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Analytical Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, Public Health, General, Dietetics/Dietitian, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Ethics, Religion/Religious Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Public Administration, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Public Health, General, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, History, General, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,297
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 12,105
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 948
Percent of male undergraduates: 41%
Percent of female undergraduates: 59%
Percent of international undergraduates: 0.4%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

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