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UNIVERSITY OF CHARLESTON - [UC], CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA

Charleston, West VirginiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1888Established Year
  2481Enrollment

University of Charleston: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Situated in Charleston, the University of Charleston, West Virginia and the university was founded in the year 1888. It is one of the pioneer universities in West Virginia. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers major in four schools: Art and Sciences, Health and Sciences, Business and Leadership, and Pharmacy. The university is also known for its bachelor's, masters, associate, and online programs.

University of charleston campus

The university is ranked as a “Military Friendly School” for nine consecutive years by Victory Media. 85% of the students begin their career within six months of completing their degree from the university. More than 98% of students take professional licensing and board exam pass on their initial attempt.

University of Charleston Rankings

US News (2020):

  • National Universities: #293-381
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility: #377

Highlights

Year of Foundation1888
LocationWest Virginia
TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Enrollment (2019)2620
Graduation Rate38%
Retention Rate65%
Official Websitehttps://www.ucwv.edu/

University of Charleston Program

  • The university offers associate, bachelor's, masters, and online programs.
  • The Beckley campus offers a special healthcare-related associate degree program.
  • Programs are offered in four major schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and School of Pharmacy.
  • With the online program, the university provides opportunities to adult learners as well.
  • Some of the major popular programs at the university are Biology, Chemistry, Business Administration, Crisis and Emergency Leadership, Accounting, and Art.

University of Charleston Campus

  • The main campus of the university is on the banks of Kanawha River in Charleston.
  • The campus is a short drive from the best whitewater rafting and skiing on the East coast.
  • UC is known for its safe campus, security officers are on duty 24x7 and are available on the phone, radio, 911 operator, and voice pagers.
  • A campus-wide foot and cruise patrols are conducted routinely, including foot patrols of all residence halls.
  • There are several meetings and conference areas for events.
  • The campus has a fitness center, bookstore, and three outlets offering amazing food.

University of Charleston Housing

  • There are separate housing options for first-year students, undergraduate, and graduate students.
  • New students live in Brotherton Hall, Undergraduate stays in Ratrie and Middle Hall, and Graduate students live in East Apartments.
  • Residence halls have the following laundry facilities, A/C, ice machines, TV lounge, Cable TV connection, phone jack, internet access, electronic access.
  • Graduate students live in the four-story building of East Apartments
  • There are one-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments for graduate students.
  • Some off-campus housing options are also available for the students.

University of Charleston Admission Process

Given below is the admission requirements required by the university at the time of admission

  • Application Portal: University official website
  • Application Fee: 25 USD

Academic requirements:

  • There is no requirement of SAT and ACT score
  • A student from a non-English speaking country is required to have a minimum score of TOEFL (iBT) 61/ IELTS 6.0/ Duolingo Score: 2.6. This minimum eligibility is for every international applicant.
  • Students appearing for the graduate programs may or may not appear for the GMAT or for the GRE exams.
  • Supporting Documents: Academic transcript, copy of current passport, letters of recommendation, essay

University of Charleston Cost of Attendance

The table tabulated below shows the estimated cost of attendance as per the year 2020-2021

ExpensesAmount (USD)
Tuition30,400
Student Fees1,000
Rooms5,270
Boards4,240
Books1,800
Personal Expense900
Transportation1,500
Cost of Attendance35,600

University of Charleston Financial Aid for International Students

  • The university provides merit-based scholarships to international students.
  • Since it is highly competitive students are required to apply for it well in time.
  • The amount of the Merit-based scholarship varies from student to student profile and is awarded every semester.
  • A student can also apply for the scholarship offered by the USA.

University of Charleston Notable Alumni

  • There are more than 14,000 alumni across the globe and UC takes good care of its alumni by giving them multiple benefits like alumni events, 10% discount on UC bookstore, free entry in UC’s events, opportunities for volunteering, access to career services, and honoring them with alumni awards.
  • Some of the notable alumni of the university are Bill Bolling(Former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia), Bill Bolling (Former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia), George King(American basketball player), and Earl Ray Tomblin (Former Governor of West Virginia).
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University of Charleston Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3199
FAFSA Code003818
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$29,900 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9458601030 16%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480440520-
Mathematics465420510-
ACTCheck Detailed Score201822 72%
English191622-
Mathematics191622-

University of Charleston Acceptance Rate

64.5%

Acceptance Rate

2737

Total Applicants

3199

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

57.8%

Male

42.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program64.5%
Total Applicants3710
Total Enrolled2392
Graduate
Graduate Programs64.5%
Total Applicants1252
Total Enrolled807

University of Charleston Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Charleston Enrollment3199
Undergraduate Enrollment2392
Graduate Enrollment807
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.4%

Attendance Cost

$29,900

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$29,900 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,100 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,200 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,400 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Pharmacy ProgramsAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
35682097147116
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    Bus Station

    University of Charleston0.09 Km
    Frontage Rd & 28th St0.33 Km
    Supreme Court Entrance0.45 Km
    Virginia St & Greenbrier St0.52 Km
    Rotunda Entrance0.67 Km
    Virginia St & Elizabeth St0.7 Km
    Quarrier St & Elizabeth St0.75 Km
    Greenbrier St & Quarrier St0.78 Km
    Cultural Center0.81 Km
    Greenbrier St & Washington St531.89 Km
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    Book Store

    Treasures Book0.86 Km
    Homeward Bound Books - Used Book Shop0.93 Km
    Stray Dog Antiques2.41 Km
    Taylor Books2.48 Km
    Books-A-Million2.96 Km
    FYE3.02 Km
    Cheryl's Comics & Toys4.09 Km
    Weber Stephen A4.17 Km
    Marshall University - South Charleston Bookstore7.57 Km
    Pilgrim's Progress7.91 Km
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    Airport

    CAMC Memorial Helistop - Ground Level1.23 Km
    Hospital Helipad1.34 Km
    CAMC - General Rooftop Heliport1.91 Km
    Capital Jet Center at CRW4.25 Km
    Yeager Airport4.75 Km

    Shopping Mall

    West Virginia Civil Rights1.67 Km
    Plaza East Shopping Center1.75 Km
    Park Shopping Center2.51 Km
    KRT Bus2.79 Km
    Town Center2.86 Km
    The Shops at Kanawha4.83 Km
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