University of Charleston

country rank  1020
world rank  2990

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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 large town of Charleston (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Virginia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Charleston (UC) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 132 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UC
Founded 1888
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 2300 Maccorkle Avenue SE
Charleston (population range: 50,000-249,999)
25304 West Virginia
United States
T +1 (800) 995 4682
F +1 (304) 357 4781

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston 25304
+1 (304) 357 4750
800 995 4682

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Charleston's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020