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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: 19%
SAT I Math score 700+: 1%
SAT I Math score 600+: 20%
ACT score 24-29: 40%
ACT score 30-36: 5%
ACT score 24+: 45%
Students applied: 12,624
Students admitted: 7,408
Admission rate: 59%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 43%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 14,221
Full-time enrolled men: 5,132
Full-time enrolled women: 7,649
Part-time enrolled men: 633
Part-time enrolled women: 807
Freshmen retained: 88%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $7,238
Fees (in state): $2,482
Tuition (out of state): $18,096
Fees (out of state): $2,716
Room and board: $8,736
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $19,656
Total cost (out of state): $30,748
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,231
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$15,420
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,323
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,512
Average debt at graduation: $32,031

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 47%
Average need-based aid: $5,425
Average non-need-based aid: $4,236

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

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