University Of Charleston

University Of Charleston

The University of Charleston is a private, co-educational university located in Charleston, West Virginia. The university was established by the Southern Methodist denomination in 1888. It was initially known as the Barboursville Seminary. The University of Charleston offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in various fields of study. A doctorate degree in pharmacy is also offered by the university. The University of Charleston has the following academic divisions:

  • Bert Bradford Division of Health Sciences
  • Herbert Jones Division of Business
  • Morris Harvey Division of Arts & Sciences
  • Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education

The University of Charleston is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II and the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of the university are nicknamed the Golden Eagles. The school sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, volleyball and softball, among others.

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Contacting University of Charleston

University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston , WV 25304
General Phone: (304) 357-4800

University of Charleston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management80business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources
Nursing and Emergency Medicine42registered nursing
Science22biology, chemistry
Liberal Arts16English, general studies, political science, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Media13mass communication
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching, English teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching
Medical Support and Technology8radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, radiographer
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, information science
Design2interior design
Art Studies0art studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Music0music, music management

Number of programs and degrees for University of Charleston in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14730
Associate's degree265
Master's degree423

University of Charleston Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Charleston had a total enrollment of 1,398 students (1,396 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 33%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 38%
20-21 26%
22-24 14%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

University of Charleston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %

University of Charleston Room and Board (2007)

University of Charleston offers campus housing for 699 of its 1,396 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Charleston, West Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other West Virginia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Charleston Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math440580
ACT Verbal1926
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT36%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Charleston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Room and board $ 8,325
Room charge $ 4,550
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,775
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 750

Financial Aid:
University of Charleston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 381800)

University of Charleston Faculty

University of Charleston has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3353

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year3$88,4853$99,083
Assistant professorcalendar year7$85,0279$81,095
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$90,51813$85,546

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*4$66,921
Associate professoracademic year7$56,5626$54,285
Assistant professoracademic year11$43,32024$46,096
Instructoracademic year1*7$42,974
All faculty totalacademic year20$48,11441$48,793

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Charleston Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports262147

University of Charleston Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets University of Charleston Apart:

Number of students
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Number of degree programs
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Top 9%University of Charleston Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 11%University of Charleston Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in design
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Top 14%University of Charleston % of degrees in design
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Top 19%University of Charleston Salaries of full-time faculty
% students on athletic fin. aid
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Top 19%University of Charleston % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 19%University of Charleston % of degrees in business and management

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