University of Charleston

country rank  1249
world rank  3465

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University Overview

Founded in 1888, University of Charleston is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Charleston (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Charleston (UC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Charleston (UC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 132 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UC
Founded 1888
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston
25304 West Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (800) 995 4682
Fax +1 (304) 357 4781

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston 25304
(304) 357 4750
800 995 4682

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Charleston's Library
University of Charleston's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 88,828 physical volumes, 1,496 physical media, 31,996 digital/electronic medium and 54 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Charleston provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 762 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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