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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA
  • Public
    4 year
  • 13.3K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:18
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 10%
    Transfer Student Ratio
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Over 34,000 courses transfer into West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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Total Faculty 602
Full-Time Undergraduate 12,133
Part-Time Undergraduate 1,164
Transfer Students 1,316
Programs 332 Programs
Courses 2,494 Courses
Transfer Agreements 213 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 34,326 incoming Equivalencies
7,456 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Yes. In fact, West Chester University enrolls the largest number of transfer students in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
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Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 is required for transfer consideration. Some academic departments have established prerequisite course work and specific grade point average requirements for admission.
  • Official Transcripts:
    The Office of Admissions should receive an official transcript from all institutions attended. If the applicant has completed less than 24 college credits, they must submit an official high school transcript as well.
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  • Interview:
    An audition is required for all Music applicants, a portfolio review is required for all Art applicant and an interview may be required for Business and Respiratory Care applicants.
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Grades of D or above will be accepted for transfer. Grades in a course submitted for transfer as a major and/or minor program requirement must meet the minimum grade required by the department.
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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester University - Admissions, Emil H. Messikomer Hall, 100 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Admission Contact:
Catherine Oberholtzer
Deputy Director of Transfer Admissions, Admissions

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

WCU in Philadelphia
701 Market St., Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WCU at Delaware County CC
901 Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063
(610) 436-3479
Last updated on 8/24/2022 by West Chester University of Pennsylvania.