University of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, United States
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Overview of University of Charleston

About this school

The University of Charleston, founded in 1888, is a private institution. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences. Its 40-acre campus is located two miles from Charleston's business district.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,831
    • Men:1,008 (55.1%)
    • Women:823 (44.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Charleston is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
City, State, Zip
Charleston, WV  25304-1099
Phone
(304) 357-4750
Fax
(304) 357-4781
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 2,737 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 1,873 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 864 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
525 (30%) of 1,765 admitted students enrolled
Women
285 (24%) of 1,206 admitted students enrolled
Men
240 (43%) of 559 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.35
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,900 (69.46942446043165%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,180 (20.638489208633093%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,800 (4.046762589928058%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,600 (5.845323741007194%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Charleston accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline August 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003818
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
269 (85.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
190 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
190 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$20,049
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,903
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,450
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 190 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
79 (25.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,758

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,162 (89.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,083 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,083 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
197 (18.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$19,719
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 874 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,025
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 874 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,250
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,083 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
85 (6.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,250

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
399,056

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Charleston provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


61.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Executive Master of Forensic Accounting, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Physician Assistant Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


50,821

Nearest Metropolitan Area


40 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
23 average low in January, 83.1 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Charleston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Charleston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Golden Eagle
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Charleston offers choral groups, marching band, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, american society of interior designers, student government association, capito association of nursing students, international student organization

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,220

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,831
Women
823
Men
1,008

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 9.1% Black/African-American
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 52.4% White
  • 33.3% Unknown

International Students


7.4% from 42 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


650

Student Resources

Study resources