West Chester University of Pennsylvania


West Chester University of Pennsylvania

There’s something special about West Chester University—a place where you’re encouraged to pursue your passions and shine your brightest.

WCU offers more than 90 undergraduate programs, one of the largest NCAA DII programs in the country, and nearly 300 clubs and organizations including Greek life, honor societies, and just about anything else you can think of. WCU students also participate in 700,000+ hours of service each year and travel through the University’s 670+ study abroad opportunities, making West Chester University a place where you can do well and do good. And with small class sizes and classes always taught by professors, never TAs, you’ll never be just a number.

Come find your element at West Chester University.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution should apply as a first year applicant. If you are taking or have taken courses at a college or university while in high school, you are considered a first year applicant. First-year applicants for the fall semester are urged to begin the application process early in their senior year.


Transfer admittance is open to any student who has attended a post-secondary institution after high school or enrolled with West Chester University on a non-degree basis. It is recommended that transfer applicants for the fall semester complete the application process early in the preceding spring semester. If applying for the spring semester, applicants should complete the application process early in the preceding fall semester. WCU does not have a minimum credit requirement to apply as a transfer student.

Additional Information

Submitting SAT and/or ACT scores continues to be an optional, not required, part of the admissions process for students applying to WCU for Spring and Fall 2024 as first year students.

If they choose, students continue to have the option to submit test scores, but they will not be penalized in any way for not doing so.


Visit us

There is a reason why so many West Chester University students say they visit campus and “just know.”
Spread out across 403 scenic acres and located just 10 minutes’ walk from the heart of one of the best college towns in America, this is where you’ll find your passion and discover where you can be the best you.
But don’t take our word for it – experience campus yourself! Register for an in-person tour experience, explore campus on your own with our self-guided tour, or explore campus virtually from the comfort of your couch. See our visit options here

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Wayne Hall, 6th Floor, 125 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 436-3411