Academics

Location
West Chester, PA
Undergrads
12,133
Tuition (in-state)
$18,446 ($8,620)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: its challenge in most of the time, but when you get off from your favorite features are any of the teacher that's what that is willing to help you to make you understand its a little bit more better.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: the school offer a lot of balls even even most of the subject that you're stuck on that offer a lot at all and you got other and got off soon so I can actually help you.

4 College Junior

Academics: West Chester University offers a wide range of majors with the most popular programs being Business and education. As a business major there are a number of requirements for graduation. There are numerous general education requirements necessary before moving on to the business core part of the program which includes math and stats classes, accounting classes, management classes, and marketing classes. The nature of courses depends on the area of business such as: finance, management, accounting and marketing.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The nursing program fully prepares students to enter into the health field. We do clinical work in notable hospitals such as A.I. DuPont and Paoli Hospitals. This major requires a lot of work, but it is required for this type of career.

5 College Freshman

Academics: All the professors I've had are absolutely wonderful, there are only a few exceptions. The classes require some effort, but the workload is manageable.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 310th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 672nd
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 743rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 817th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 880th
    Best Course Variety

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
597
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
270
Total FT Faculty
597
Faculty with Terminal Degree
84%
Average Faculty Salary
$78,672
Full-Time Retention Rate
85%
Part-Time Retention Rate
22%
Graduation Rate
69%
Programs/Majors Offered
63
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Elementary Education: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 4%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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