When you set foot on campus, you get it. That “this is it” feeling. There’s something special about this place, where you’re encouraged to pursue your passions and shine your brightest. Where you can find your element—whatever it may be—and become the best version of yourself.
From your first class, your professors will challenge you to bring out your best work. They’ll encourage you to see things from a different point of view, expand your horizons, and make you fall in love with your chosen major. You’ll find them in your classes every single day because professors, never teaching assistants will lead all your courses. With a 19:1 student to faculty ratio, you’ll make connections with your faculty members that will lead to collaborative research opportunities, recommendations for graduate school, and long-lasting relationships.
And outside the classroom? That’s where the rest of college life takes place! In your residence hall, you’ll meet new friends from around the block and around the globe. You’ll have opportunities for involvement everywhere you look with more than 300 clubs and organizations, one of the biggest NCAA DII programs in the nation, and more than 200 events on campus each year.
You’ll have the chance to do well and do good in the world around you. And you won’t be alone! WCU faculty, staff, and students routinely complete hundreds of thousands of hours of community service, earning WCU a spot on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll year after year and classification as a Community Engaged University by the Carnegie Foundation.
Want to get away? WCU offers more 670+ study abroad opportunities on every continent but Antarctica. Best of all, depending on your program, your tuition cost may be the same price as it is right here in West Chester. So, whether you choose to travel for a week, a semester, or a year, you can find a program to take you where you want to go.
Then there’s WCU’s location which is the perfect starting point for just about any adventure.
Downtown West Chester is the epitome of a college town with independent shops, coffee houses, tons of restaurants, a great music and art scene, and just 30 miles from Philadelphia. West Chester is also located midway between Washington, D.C. and New York City, putting the very best of the East Coast at your fingertips. It’s no wonder that West Chester was named a top college town, AND a best college town to live in after graduation.
You can read all you want about WCU, BUT, the best way to learn about the University is to come and see it for yourself. Visit and find out if you’re one of the many students who got to campus and “just knew!”
Register for a tour at wcupa.edu/visitors and experience WCU for yourself.