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West Chester University is a leading public university that excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Founded in 1871, WCU is home to just over 17,000 students and offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate programs.
West Chester University offers more than 80 graduate options including certificates, master's degrees, and doctoral programs, and is accredited by more than two dozen independent accrediting boards. Located just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and midway between Manhattan and Washington, D.C. the University is home to more than 2,000 graduate students through in-class and online programs.
West Chester Borough was recently named one of the best college towns in America and one of the best towns to live in after graduation. The Borough is the county seat of Chester County, and is known for its eclectic collection of independent shops, restaurants, and events. The University's academic quad is just a 10 minute walk from the center of the Borough. The University is just under 62 km from Philadelphia-the birthplace of American independence and under 200 km from both New York City and Washington, D.C, putting the best of the east coast at your fingertips.
The University offers more than 80 graduate options through five colleges: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business and Public Management, College of Education and Social Work, College of Health Sciences, College of the Sciences and Mathematics, and a School of Music. Programs range from athletic training to urban planning and everything in between.
West Chester University is ranked and recognized as both a top regional university and a top public school in the north, a top school for veterans, a top 100 best buy, among the best online MBA programs in the nation, and one of the top universities for cybersecurity.
Learn more about what a degree from WCU can do for you.