West Chester University of Pennsylvania


West Chester University of Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for a college where you can do and be anything, West Chester University is for you! WCU offers more than 90 undergraduate programs, one of the largest NCAA DII programs in the country, and 280+ clubs and organizations, including Greek life, honor societies, and just about anything else you can think of. Off campus, WCU students participate in more than 700,000 hours of service each year and travel through the University’s 670+ study abroad opportunities. If we had to sum up WCU in one word, we’d say opportunity. Learn more about what WCU has to offer you.

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

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

In a continued effort to minimize the stress of today's reality for students, submitting SAT and/or ACT scores will be an optional, not required, part of the admissions process for students applying to WCU for Fall 2021.

The University understands that the current environment has made it especially difficult for students to take or retake standardized tests. The one-year admissions amendment will be reevaluated following the enrolling of the Class of 2021.

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


Visit us

You can read and research colleges all you want, but if you think that WCU might be a good fit for you, the best way to experience it is through a campus tour. Our admissions office is open year round, and our student tour guides love showing off our beautiful campus. They’ll even make recommendations for lunch downtown! Join us and find out why so many of our students say they got to campus and “just knew.”  If you're interest in checking out WCU's campus for yourself, view our visit options here

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

100 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 436-3411