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West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA)

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About West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA)

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA) is a public university which is situated in the beautiful, historically significant Brandywine Valley. The university was founded in 1871 as a teacher college. It also is one of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, 70 master's degree and graduate certificate programs in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts programmes.

WCUPA provides various clubs and activities including 24 men’s and women’s athletic teams and 234 student clubs and organizations for students to enjoy their campus life. WCUPA was ranked among Kiplinger's 100 best values in public colleges for its academic quality and affordability. 

Campus information

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including: 

  • Bookstore
  • Dining halls
  • Library
  • Residence halls 
  • Parking services
  • Clubs and activities
  • Counseling service
  • Health care
  • Recreation center

Located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, about 25 miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia.


  • Traditional housing offers double occupancy rooms with a room air conditioner and a communal bathroom; co-ed either by floor or by wing.
  • USH offers suite-style living with a semi-private bathroom and other amenities, including central air conditioning and fitness facilities.
  • South Campus (less than a mile away), offers the South Campus Apartment Complex, The Village Apartments, and East Village Apartments.
  • Off-campus housing in the borough of West Chester is available, and the Off-Campus and Commuter Services office has resources available.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 3 Education and Teaching 1 Sports Science 1


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