University of Charleston: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

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
Location Map - Street View:
University of Charleston Location Map - Street View
Location Map - City View:
University of Charleston Location Map - City View

Learn More About University of Charleston

ReviewMajors / RatingsTuition / LoansFaculty / SalariesCampus CrimeAdmissions

West Virginia Colleges Offering Similar Degree Programs

Accounting and Finance
Our directory contains 28 accounting and finance schools and colleges in Huntington, Charleston, Wheeling, Parkersburg, Charles Town, Moorefield, Vienna, and 19 more cities. Around 800 accounting and finance degrees are awarded each year. Average tuition for accounting and finance programs in WV is about $15,200.

Art
Get details on 12 art schools and colleges in Elkins, Beaver, Morgantown, Glenville, Charleston, Shepherdstown, Athens, and 9 more cities. Approximately 200 art diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition for art degree programs in WV is around $17,000.

Biology
Learn about 19 biology schools and colleges in Huntington, Fairmont, Shepherdstown, Buckhannon, Morgantown, Athens, West Liberty, and 15 more cities. About 500 biology degrees are granted every year. Average tuition charges for biology programs in WV is approximately $18,400.

Broadcasting
Learn about 7 broadcasting schools and colleges in Beaver, South Charleston, Charleston, Martinsburg, Charles Town, West Liberty, and Logan. Approximately 100 broadcasting diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for broadcasting programs in WV is around $11,200.

Business
We list 38 business schools and colleges in Huntington, Wheeling, Charleston, Morgantown, Fairmont, Parkersburg, Bluefield, and 26 more cities. Around 4,200 business diplomas and certificates are granted every academic year. Average tuition price for business degree programs in WV: $10,800.

Chemistry
Detailed information about 17 chemistry schools and colleges in Elkins, Shepherdstown, Bethany, Montgomery, Glenville, Vienna, Charleston, and 14 more cities. Around 300 chemistry degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for chemistry degree programs in WV is roughly $18,700.

Criminal Justice
We reviewed 28 criminal justice schools and colleges in Huntington, Fairmont, Wheeling, Charles Town, Martinsburg, South Charleston, Beckley, and 21 more cities. Around 2,600 criminal justice diplomas are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for criminal justice degree programs in WV is around $8,300.

Culinary
We list 12 culinary schools and colleges in Charleston, Martinsburg, Beckley, Parkersburg, Huntington, Fairmont, Charles Town, and 7 other cities. Approximately 100 culinary degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for culinary degree programs in WV is roughly $6,800.

Education
We reviewed 29 education schools and colleges in Fairmont, Huntington, Charles Town, Keyser, Shepherdstown, Bethany, Glenville, and 24 other cities. About 2,300 education diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition price for education degree programs in WV is roughly $16,300.

English and Literature
Read about 16 english and literature schools and colleges in Bethany, Institute, Fairmont, West Liberty, Charles Town, Salem, Athens, and 13 other cities. About 500 english and literature degrees are granted each academic year. Average tuition cost for english and literature programs in WV is approximately $15,900.

General Studies
Learn more about 28 general studies schools and colleges in Fairmont, Wheeling, Huntington, Buckhannon, Keyser, Shepherdstown, Beaver, and 22 other cities. Around 4,400 general studies diplomas are awarded each year. Average tuition for general studies programs in WV is approximately $10,300.

Graphic Design and Animation
Get details on 13 graphic design and animation schools and colleges in Huntington, Fairmont, Charles Town, Philippi, Logan, Eleanor, West Liberty, and 9 other cities. Around 200 graphic design and animation diplomas are granted each academic year. Average tuition charges for graphic design and animation degree programs in WV is about $16,700.

History
Get details on 16 history schools and colleges in Charleston, Shepherdstown, Bethany, Institute, Fairmont, West Liberty, Charles Town, and 13 more cities. About 900 history degrees are granted each year. Average tuition cost for history degree programs in WV: $10,200.

Interior Design
Read information about 3 interior design schools and colleges in Huntington and Charleston. About 100 interior design diplomas and certificates are granted each academic year. Average tuition price for interior design programs in WV is around $13,600.

Management
Our listing contains 40 management schools and colleges in Wheeling, Huntington, Charleston, Morgantown, Beckley, Fairmont, Mount Gay, and 27 other cities. Approximately 4,200 management diplomas and certificates are awarded each academic year. Average tuition cost for management programs in WV: $10,600.

Marketing and Advertising
Read about 14 marketing and advertising schools and colleges in Charles Town, South Charleston, Beckley, Morgantown, Elkins, Buckhannon, Scott Depot, and 11 other cities. Around 400 marketing and advertising diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition charges for marketing and advertising degree programs in WV is around $18,200.

Medical
Our listing contains 37 medical schools and colleges in Morgantown, Wheeling, Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Fairmont, Martinsburg, and 24 other cities. About 2,000 medical diplomas are awarded each academic year. Average tuition for medical degree programs in WV is approximately $14,300.

Medical Assistant
Get details on 37 medical assistant schools and colleges in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Beckley, Fairmont, and 16 other cities. Around 1,700 medical assistant degrees are awarded each academic year. Average tuition charges for medical assistant degree programs in WV: $10,900.

Nursing
Our listing contains 42 nursing schools and colleges in Wheeling, Huntington, Morgantown, Charleston, Elkins, Buckhannon, Parkersburg, and 26 more cities. Approximately 2,000 nursing diplomas and certificates are granted each year. Average tuition for nursing programs in WV is approximately $15,100.

Occupational Therapy
Our directory contains 13 occupational therapy schools and colleges in Huntington, Fairmont, Charles Town, Philippi, Elkins, West Liberty, Buckhannon, and 9 other cities. About 900 occupational therapy diplomas and certificates are granted every year. Average tuition for occupational therapy degree programs in WV is approximately $12,800.

Pharmacy
Our listing contains 14 pharmacy schools and colleges in Morgantown, Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Princeton, Bridgeport, Parkersburg, and Fairmont. Approximately 300 pharmacy degrees are awarded every year. Average tuition price for pharmacy programs in WV is about $19,000.

Political Science
Get details on 14 political science schools and colleges in Charleston, Shepherdstown, Bethany, Montgomery, Fairmont, Charles Town, Philippi, and 11 other cities. Approximately 1,700 political science degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition for political science degree programs in WV is approximately $8,100.

Psychology
We list 19 psychology schools and colleges in Charleston, Parkersburg, West Liberty, Bethany, Montgomery, Fairmont, Shepherdstown, and 16 more cities. Approximately 1,300 psychology diplomas are granted every year. Average tuition cost for psychology degree programs in WV is about $14,400.

Radiology Technology
Get details on 8 radiology technology schools and colleges in Huntington, Mount Gay, Charleston, Wheeling, Morgantown, Bluefield, and Philippi. Approximately 200 radiology technology diplomas are awarded every year. Average tuition for radiology technology programs in WV is roughly $13,900.

Retailing and Wholesaling
Get details on 3 retailing and wholesaling schools and colleges in Charles Town, South Charleston, and Charleston. About 100 retailing and wholesaling degrees are granted each year. Average tuition price for retailing and wholesaling degree programs in WV is approximately $15,200.

Social Work
Read information about 17 social work schools and colleges in Beaver, Institute, Charleston, South Charleston, Bluefield, Morgantown, Athens, and 14 other cities. Approximately 600 social work degrees are granted every academic year. Average tuition charges for social work programs in WV is approximately $14,400.

Sociology and Anthropology
Learn about 14 sociology and anthropology schools and colleges in Charleston, Shepherdstown, Bethany, Institute, Fairmont, Charles Town, Philippi, and 11 other cities. Around 500 sociology and anthropology diplomas and certificates are awarded every academic year. Average tuition for sociology and anthropology degree programs in WV is roughly $16,200.

Quick College Search

Click to Search Colleges

search by college name, city, or state

Top Competitors










Other Nearby Colleges