University of Charleston: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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University of Charleston is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,330 students enrolled. This school was established in 1888 and is one of the 7 colleges located in Charleston, West Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
35
Fair
At University of Charleston you can receive your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

University of Charleston implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 35 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, Management, Pharmacy, Marketing and Advertising, and Retailing and Wholesaling. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges.


Student Retention
66%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

University of Charleston student retention rate is relatively low at 66% (close to West Virginia average). Considering this statistic, apparently students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
14 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at University of Charleston is low - 47%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of Charleston is pretty decent: 14:1. Learn more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,300
High
Average tuition costs are high - around $19,100 per academic year. The additional fees at University of Charleston (not included in tuition costs) are about $200; which comes to a total of $19,300 a year.

Read the details about University of Charleston additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
52%
Doable
According to government data, 1,949 applications were submitted and 1,022 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

University of Charleston will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at University of Charleston in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
University of Charleston offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of Charleston, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
University of Charleston offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 800 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable - roughly $5,000 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at University of Charleston. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, University of Charleston seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of Charleston Location and Maps



Post Address: University of Charleston, 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25304, USA
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