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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA
#65

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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

2014-2015 Tuition

$19,374 Tuition and Fees

Students

13711 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
51.5% 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

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, 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, Athletic Training/Trainer, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, Public Health, General, Dietetics/Dietitian, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Health Professions and Related Programs, 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, Applied and Professional 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, Urban Studies/Affairs, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group 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, Environmental Health, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, Dietetics/Dietitian, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, History, General, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,711
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 12,453
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,003
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%

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, international students, minority student, military, 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: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 6 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 2 1
Aggravated assault 1 2 2
Burglary 14 20 19
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 1
Arson 1 0 4
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 6 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated assault 1 0 1
Burglary 9 15 5
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 1
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 2
Drug law violations 103 111 69
Liquor law violations 352 407 256
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 2
Drug law violations 80 87 34
Liquor law violations 288 337 208
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 3 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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