West Chester University of Penn.

Women's WCLA Contact: Danielle Purcell
9 / 10
14,567 Undergrads / 17,527 Students
5 / 10
$19,348 Net Price
3 / 10
75% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
54% / 77%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Reading Pennsylvania Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Allentown Pennsylvania Area
  • Lancaster Pennsylvania Area
  • Harrisburg Pennsylvania Area
  • Baltimore Maryland Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • York Pennsylvania Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Scranton Pennsylvania Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Denver Area
Where Grads Work
  • Vanguard
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • QVC
  • Merck
  • SAP
  • GSK
  • Comcast
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Wells Fargo
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Pfizer
  • SEI
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Healthcare Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Community and Social Services
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Administrative
  • Consulting
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
480 - 570
510 - 600
1070 - 1240
20 - 26
18 - 25
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 480 - 570 for SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 15,077 5,393 9,684
% Admitted 75% 73% 77%
% Admits That Enroll 25% 28% 24%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.44
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (23%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (16%)
    Education (7%)
    English Language & Literature (7%)
    Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General (7%)
    Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (7%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (7%)
    Early Childhood Education and Teaching (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (6%)
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (5%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (5%)
    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (5%)
    Rhetoric and Composition (5%)
    Finance, General (4%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (4%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$10,421 $20,812
    Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
    Cost of Living$13,174 $13,174
    Personal Expenses$2,520 $2,520
    Sticker Price$27,315 $37,392

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    81% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship46%$5,908
    Federal Grants25%$4,829
    Pell Grants25%$4,660
    Other Federal3%$1,485
    State & Local Grants26%$2,942
    Institutional Grants19%$3,813
    Student Loans71%$9,561
    Federal Loans69%$5,502
    Other Loans20%$15,182

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $41.1 Million $2,346

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,292.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $19,265 $248

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.5%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 7,178 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $48,400

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.14 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 54% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 4 4
    Fondling 1 1
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 1
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 3 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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