University of Charleston

2300 Maccorkle Avenue, Se, , WV 25304
Tel: (304) 357-4800
Private, non-profit | 1,935 students
For 125 years, UC has been helping students prepare for a life of enlightened living, productive work, and community involvement.  Whether you are a graduating high school senior, transfer student or a working adult, UC has a wide range of programs that prepare students for a life of opportunity in a rewarding career.

School Overview:

University of Charleston
CountyKanawha County, WV
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
166 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,935 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,788 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
147 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,250 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
538 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted69%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)410-515450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-535460-573
ACT English (25-75%)18-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2418-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • The University of Charleston has three locations in West Virginia and offers programs online. The main campus in Charleston is located in the state capital of West Virginia amid magnificent mountains and rivers, with a panoramic view of the Capitol building across the Kanawha River. Charleston offers amenities of many urban settings, while also offering easy access to outdoor activities. The city is easily accessible by air through Yeager Airport (only 10 minutes from campus), by regional train and bus services, and by car using I-77, I-64, and I-79.

    In January 2013, the University of Charleston opened two new locations. Nestled in southern West Virginia, UC-Beckley offers a range of student services and experiences including residence halls, dining, and student activities. The Beckley location provides easy access to a variety of exciting activities such as hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor activities. In the eastern panhandle of West Virginia,

    UC-Martinsburg serves the needs of adult students seeking bachelor and master’s degrees. Conveniently located off US-81.

    UC-Online provides students around the globe with the opportunity to earn their bachelor or master’s degree entirely online or through blended learning formats.
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