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West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 88%
Applicants who took ACT: 12%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 1%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 17%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 20%
SAT I Math score 700+: 1%
SAT I Math score 600+: 21%
ACT score 24-29: 52%
ACT score 30-36: 3%
ACT score 24+: 55%
Students applied: 13,291
Students admitted: 7,108
Admission rate: 53%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 13,844
Full-time enrolled men: 4,991
Full-time enrolled women: 7,591
Part-time enrolled men: 556
Part-time enrolled women: 706
Freshmen retained: 88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $7,060
Fees (in state): $2,402
Tuition (out of state): $17,650
Fees (out of state): $2,630
Room and board: $8,127
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $18,789
Total cost (out of state): $29,607
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,227
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,661
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$24,045
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,479
Average debt at graduation: $30,881

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 50%
Average need-based aid: $5,562
Average non-need-based aid: $4,128

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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