University of Charleston

192 reviews
  1. Charleston, WV
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
University of Charleston is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
880-1088
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,954/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,058/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,808/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,968/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,357/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,355Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • In Debt
    33%
  • There is too much diversity at UC to answer this
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.21 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small student body/campus
    57%
  • Unique
    36%
  • Glorified High School
    7%

After University of Charleston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

192 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    44
  • Average
    85
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    13
Personally know too many victims of sexual assault on campus. Way too common. Most victims are females, but I know of a few male victims as well. Almost all students choose to look the other way. This characteristic of UC disgusts me. I resent the RDs and much of the faculty here for not taking the problem seriously, this should be the top priority for every employee at UC, UNARGUABLY. College women are at the highest risk for sexual assault out of anyone else in the United States. The boys here do not watch each others behaviors, they do not look after their female friends, they will look the other way if they see a problem, and the girls undermine the situations they hear about or that they have been put in.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
The radiology program is challenging, but teaches the students everything they need to know about their field and more. Some aspects of the program are unorganized, leaving students confused and often fending for themselves. Also, when told about the program, they fail to inform you all of the many ways you can fail out, which can happen right up until your very last day of your senior year. Many of the professors seem determined that their students will fail, and don't seem to care when they do. Not what you would expect out of a small private school with only 20 students in a class. Overall, the information they provide does sufficiently prepare the students for their careers, but a lot of what is being taught is taught by the students themselves.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 6 2014
There are only 3 dorm options to choose from. One of them is the freshman dorm, Brotherton. The next is Middle Hall, which is probably the quietest and most clean building. The last is Ratrie, the only "wet" dorm on campus, although only one floor of it is considered wet, and both roommates and all visitors must be 21 for that rule to apply. Ratrie is probably the dirtiest and loudest. People are always partying there. Brotherton is the smallest, but the newest and strictest. Apartments and suites are offered in middle and ratrie, but you basically have to be an athlete or a suck up to earn one of those. Most of the people who live on campus are friendly. You tend to bond with the people who live on your floor the most. The "lounges" on each floor are basically a joke as there is nothing to do in these lounges but study. The cost of living is outrageous for what it is. If something breaks it will take maintenance at least a week to fix it. The elevators are frequently breaking, as are the washers and dryers that cost students more money to use on top of the thousands of dollars for room and board. Basically, you could stay in a hotel for cheaper than living on campus. As far as convenience, it is literally across from the academic buildings, so everything is well within walking distance. The housing process is a little outrageous. You must sign up two weeks ahead of time for a roommate, then go stand in line with that person for over an hour just to get the room you want.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 6 2014