Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)


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West Chester University of Pennsylvania is ranked 99 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 281 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 12%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+1%
600-69916%
600+17%

SAT Math Score

700+1%
600-69919%
600+20%

ACT Score

30-365%
24-2940%
24+45%

Students applied12,624
Students admitted7,408
Admission rate59%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate43%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,238
Fees$2,482
Room and board$8,736
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$19,656

Cost after need-based aid$14,231
Cost after non-need-based aid$15,420

Average debt at graduation$32,031

Out of State

Tuition$18,096
Fees$2,716
Room and board$8,736
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$30,748

Cost after need-based aid$25,323
Cost after non-need-based aid$26,512

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met47%
Average need-based aid$5,425
Average non-need-based aid$4,236

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment14,221

Full-Time

Men5,132
Women7,649

Part-Time

Men633
Women807

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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