University of Charleston (UCWV)

Charleston, WV

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University of Charleston Student Essentials

University of Charleston Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Golden Eagles
Website: www.ucwv.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $19,681
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,681
Retention Rate: 70%
Enrollment: 1,507
Year Established: 1888

About UCWV

“Different. Really different” is how University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia describes itself, and rightfully so.

University of Charleston takes all sorts of alternate routes to a degree, all of which ensure that students learn what they want to learn in the way that they want to learn it.

First off, students at University of Charleston devise their own major. They may go with a major that is already offered such as Business, Communications, Psychology or Public Policy. Alternately, they may put together a major out of courses already offered and/or through independent study classes.

Learning then culminates in projects, with students undertaking final projects and putting together portfolios at the conclusion of a course.

To complement their studies, students have the option of doing an internship or study abroad experience as well.

Charleston also awards credit for certain projects or learning experiences that took place prior to one’s Charleston education.

Finally, because Charleston’s curriculum is so flexible and allows students to really focus on their major, students may complete their bachelor’s degree in less than four years.

Transcripts, standardized test scores and one’s extracurricular activities and accomplishments are all used in evaluating first-time undergraduates.

Students may also apply for financial aid if they need help covering tuition costs.

UCWV Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave University of Charleston 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 2013

Overall Rating

I have attended and lived on both campuses. Both campuses are amazing and the residential life is great. The classes are engaging and challenging, though on the Beckley campus there aren't many classes offered, but that is mainly because this is the first year that it is open. I really loved going here and I love the support that you get from the staff. It really is like a family.


UCWV Map & Location

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, WV 25304


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Getting Around UCWV

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Charleston, WV

Winter
Dec
46
29
Jan
42
26
Feb
47
29
Spring
Mar
56
35
Apr
68
45
May
75
53
Summer
Jun
82
62
Jul
85
66
Aug
84
65
Fall
Sep
78
57
Oct
68
45
Nov
57
37

UCWV Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,102
Freshman Class 326
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,507

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 3%
African American 14%
Caucasian 67%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%
Full-Time 73%
Part-Time 27%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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