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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The largest of the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia area, West Chester is the leading resource fostering the region’s economic, social and cultural vitality. West Chester has evolved into a comprehensive university which excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Ranked among Kiplinger’s 100 best values in public colleges, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. West Chester University offers over 118 undergraduate, over 50 graduate and four doctoral programs. In 2019, more than 500 students took advantage of international learning experiences. Currently, WCU has more than 180 international students from 40-plus countries.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

79.79

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

79.79

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

76.92

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

19.73

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

30.78

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

55.88

Why you should attend?

West Chester University strives to create an intentional culture of understanding, acceptance, and success for Veterans, active Military, National Guard Service Members and those who support them. The University is committed to facilitating communication among its campus offices in order to serve student Veterans and their families with a coordinated system of service and provide a meaningful transition from the Military to West Chester University. A licensed professional counselor, dedicated to the specialized needs of our student Veteran population, is now on staff. Additionally, an official parking slot has been dedicated for Veterans using the campus Veterans Center. This past year, the roof of the Veteran's Center building was replaced and the handicap access ramp/porch was redone to provide easier transitioning into the building.

Top Degrees

Accounting
Biology
Business Administration & Management, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance, General
Social Work
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A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $7,716 $19,290
Fees $2,755 $3,005
Room $11,000 $11,000
Board $2,978 $2,978
Books $1,200 $1,200
Other Expenses $2,520 $2,520
Totals $28,169 $39,993
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $9,288 $13,932
Fees $3,101 $3,317
Room $11,000 $11,000
Board $2,978 $2,978
Books $900 $900
Other Expenses $2,520 $2,520
Totals $29,787 $34,647