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University of Charleston

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1888
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,074
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $29,371,718
Admissions Address

2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Website

http://www.ucwv.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@ucwv.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Brad Parrish
Admissions office telephone: (800) 995-4682
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ucwv.edu/admissions/online_application.aspx Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 1
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 29
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 29
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 1,266
Total acceptances: 921
Total freshman enrollment: 315
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 586
Male acceptances: 434
Male freshman enrollment: 155
 
Female applicants: 680
Female acceptances: 487
Female freshman enrollment: 160
Out-of-state freshmen: 32%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 57%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 32%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 430 – 540
Math: 420 – 560
Combined: 850 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 1.0%
600-699 4.0% 16.0%
500-599 41.0% 36.0%
400-499 43.0% 38.0%
300-399 11.0% 7.0%
200-299 1.0% 2.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 85%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 8.0% 1.0%
24-29 35.0% 29.0% 29.0%
18-23 52.0% 48.0% 47.0%
12-17 11.0% 14.0% 23.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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