West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, regional, comprehensive institution committed to providing access and offering high-quality undergraduate education, select post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 13619
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 586

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

Emil H. Messikomer Hall 100 West Rosedale Avenu
West Chester Pennsylvania 19383

Website: http://www.wcupa.edu

Main Email: ugtransfer@wcupa.edu

Main Phone: 610-436-3411

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Admissions Contact:
Catherine Oberholtzer
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
While the minimum cumulative grade point average for transfer consideration to the University is a 2.00, a 2.30 is recommended. However, priority is given to applicants with the strongest credentials. Certain majors have more selective requirements and enrollment limitations.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
D grades may be accepted for transfer only if the overall GPA is greater than 2.00. Grades in a course submitted for transfer as a major program requirement must be the same or higher than the minimum grade required by the department.

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Test Scores for Applying:
Required of transfer students applying with less than 30 college credits completed and we recommend a minimum of a 500 critical reading score and 500 math score.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
All applicants must submit a Personal Statement.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3640

Transfers Accepted: 1821

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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General Financial Aid Information:
More than 80% of students at West Chester University receive some form of financial assistance.

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