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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Although its founding year is 1871, the University in fact has deeper roots tracing from the West Chester Academy, a private, state-aided school which existed from 1812 to 1869.


University College promotes academic excellence and contributes to the success of all students at West Chester University.

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Student services

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Housing services

The Office of Residence Life and Housing Services offers employment in a number of areas.

Student Life

Campus life

As a modern, public university, West Chester is committed to maintaining an environment that promotes a comprehensive array of student learning opportunities. Within this environment, the formal instructional process is a principal focus with learning occurring in the classroom and laboratory through interaction between students and faculty.

Sports facilities

Our Department is committed to the student-athlete experience by promoting an environment of academic and athletic excellence, sportsmanship, leadership and support. Through teaching, preparing, and empowering student-athletes, we aim for success in competition and in life with the goal of enriching the Golden Ram community.

Student clubs

With over 280 registered campus organizations, West Chester University provides a goldmine of opportunity to grow as an individual, to develop teamwork and leadership skills, and to network with other students and faculty in a variety of interest areas.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like the size of my university and I love the location. I like that there aren't a huge amount of people on my course as it is easy to get to know everyone and you can get to know the lecturers well. This means that I feel comfortable to ask for help and can easily get support if I need it. However I believe that from time to time, the organisation of the course...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love it. It is very fun and I love learning the course.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is one of the oldest English higher education establishments of any kind, pre-dating all but Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham, and its original buildings in the Roman city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers. The Dean and Chapter of Chester Cathedral donated land on Parkgate Road for this endeavour....

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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