West Chester University of Pennsylvania

1,409 reviews
  1. West Chester, PA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Website

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
990-1160
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$18,792/ 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
    $15,937/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,149/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,140/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,710/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,604/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.112 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,558Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    33%
  • Partier
    24%
  • Normal
    20%
  • Studious
    9%
  • Interesting
    8%
  • Self absorbed
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.154 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Beautiful campus
    45%
  • A little bit of everything
    35%
  • Everything you need and more.
    10%
  • Many opportunities to Network with others.
    5%
  • Buildings could have been matched to the originals
    2%
  • Money hungry
    2%

After West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.90 responses

Reviews

1,409 reviews
  • Excellent
    180
  • Very Good
    557
  • Average
    556
  • Poor
    90
  • Terrible
    26
I love West Chester and I'm so proud to call myself a golden ram. Students on our campus are proud to show off their purple & gold colors. The reputation is thriving and we are becoming better known. I would definitely choose my school again and do the whole process over again if I could. There are so many things for the students to do. There is never a dull moment. And if campus is kind of dull, which it never really is, there's an awesome town just a short walk away with plenty of things to do. It's also close to Delaware, Philly, Lancaster, and King of Prussia. It's all around the perfect location and I am having a blast so far. There are also so many clubs for students to get involved in. No matter who you are or what you like to do, you will find something that interests you here. I can't wait to see where these next few years take me. Go Rams!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
I've heard that affiliated housing isn't bad, but just wait till you get in the traditional housing. Tell me these aren't the dumpiest dorms you've ever seen and I'll call you a liar. I lived in Killinger Hall and had the worst nine or so months of my life. Want a bathroom with yellow pee stains all over the seat? Killinger's got it! Want an air conditioner that breaks when it actually gets warm out and you need it? Killingers got it! Want to feel like you live in a petri dish of germs all year round? What do you know, Killingers got it! This was the worst possible dorm I could of ever been placed in and I heard that the other traditional dorms aren't much better. If you get put in Killinger, don't bother coming here, it'll ruin your entire college experience.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 23 2015
The nightlife is wonderful! There is Barnabys, Rams Head Bar and Grill, which has high quality food and various kinds of beers. For the bar/club scene are Kildare's Irish Pub, which has great recipes and wonderful music. Its like a taste of Ireland! The people are very happy and make the ambiance spectacular! My favorite place is the Iron Hill Brewery. Extravagant and fun ambiance, I spend most weekends there. As for on campus the fraternities are always having parties. The parties are very enjoyable especially after a long week of studying!
  • College Junior
  • July 18 2013