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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University of Pennsylvania, or WCU, is a public university located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. WCU is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Honors College
The sports teams of West Chester University of Pennsylvania are nicknamed The Golden Rams. The athletes participate in the NCAA Division II athletics in the PSAC and the ECAC conference.

Profile of West Chester University of PennsylvaniaThe main campus of West Chester University of Pennsylvania is in West Chester, PA (a large suburb). The school is a public school. West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to mathematics, music, education and teaching, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Selectivity

West Chester University of Pennsylvania does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 48% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 480 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 490 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at West Chester University of Pennsylvania are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 13, 219 enrolled students.

Student Life

West Chester University of Pennsylvania makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for major sports. Contact: West Chester University of PennsylvaniaWest Chester University of Pennsylvania

University Avenue and High Street

West Chester, PA 19383

General Phone: (610) 436-1000


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