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West Chester University of Pennsylvania Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

17,552 Students

69% Admitted

  • 17,306 full time
  • 3,448 part time
  • 5,837 men full time
  • 8,755 women full time
  • 13,589 applied
  • 8,934 admitted
  • 2,777 enrolled

14,451 Undergraduates

$7,716 Tuition/Year

  • 2,960 Graduates
  • 359 Non-Degree
  • $7,716 in state
  • $2,696 fees
  • $12,942 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - other
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jenna
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  • There is a place for everyone at West Chester. It is a great location, a great price, and a great community. I honestly have never met anyone who doesn'Â?t love…

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  • Kiera from Hatfield, PA
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  • West Chester is the absolute best choice for anyone who is looking for a place to grow academically and socially. The campus is the perfect size: small enough to…

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  • Nicole from Pottstown, PA
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  • West Chester is a very well-rounded university with so much to offer at such a reasonable price. It is a great place to discover new interests and follow your passions.…

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  • William from Philadelphia, PA
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  • My favorite aspect of West Chester University of PA is the quiet, quaint college community. You're just minutes away from Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland in one direction, and farm country…

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  • Eric from Mechanicsburg, PA
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  • West Chester University is an interesting blend of the urban and suburban. The school while in the shadow of the Philadelphia metropolitan area stands alone as its own entity and…

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Located in West Chester, PA
  • Public
  • 17,552 students enrolled
  • 69% admitted
  • $7,716 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 2
  • Christina from West Chester, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Teachers have limited interactions with you, and seem to be there for the paycheck. I have yet to personally meet a teacher who seems genuinely interested in teaching students.

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  • 5
  • Anne from Havertown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    It is close to my home and the campus is beautiful. There is so much to offer and so much to do. I have made so many new friends and found the professors to be helpful and caring.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from West Chester, PA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is going to be so exciting! The student population really does shape the town of West Chester. During the summer, a few students stay and enjoy the town life, and during the school year you'll have no trouble getting acquainted with neighbors and making new friends.

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  • Jessica from Audubon, PA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    So far I'm not to sure about this one. It's hard to get any attention from the offices unless you are right there in their faces trying to talk to them over the phone is completely useless. Otherwise though the students and faculty that i have met are pretty nice so it won't be to hard to make friend if you're from out of state but, most if not all the students went to the same if not close to the same high school so they will definitely be in their own little cliques if their freshmen.

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  • Amanda from NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, West Chester is a big party school. This may be good news to some but campus partying causes a MAJOR amount of distractions. The purpose of college is to extend your education and if you're only looking to party, you might not be ready for it yet. A lot of West Chester students get caught up in the party/bar scene and struggle with their academics. Don't get me wrong, your college years are some of the best of your life - but if you neglect you're academics you'll struggle a lot when you're thrown into the real world. Other than partying, West Chester has a ton of activities to get involved in. The school spirit here is great despite not having big D1 sports to get into. The school size is getting pretty big so there's no trouble finding friends.

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