University of Charleston

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University of Charleston


$21,000 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Special collection on the history of the school. Extensive music collection.Schoenbaum Library also includes the Morris Harvey Archives containing extensive collection documents pertaining to the history of the institution; a collection Kendall Vintroux political cartoons; the James David Barber Collection on the Presidency; and the Rocco J. Gorman Civil War Collection.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 120,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 308 current serial subscriptions.
  • 229,551 microforms.
  • 3,759 Audio/Visual items.
  • 40,416 e-books.

Museums & Art

Erma Byrd Gallery- WV Women Artists; Mobile Education Research Laboratory (MERL)- Environmental Science equipment;



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 220 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 56 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 30 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 32 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 15 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas



nonremedial tutoring, placement service


reading, math, writing, study skills


career, personal, academic, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 48% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 3 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Athletic games; Student plays; student choral events; Governor’s Cup Regatta, BASH 2004
  • Student activities: choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper
  • In total, there are about 42 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Psi Chi ; Delta Tau Omega; Chi Beta Phi Science Honorary Society; Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honorary Society; Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary Society; Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honorary Society.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Baptist Campus Ministry.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International; Students United for Meaninful Minority Achievement (SUMMA); Black Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Government Association; Greek Council; House of Governors; Student Activities Board; Residence Hall Association; Student Ambassadors Association; Phi Delta Sorority; Kappa Delta Rho fraternity; Kappa Tau Epsilon sorority; Tau Kappa epsilon fraternity; Theta Kappa Pi sorority; Leterary Society; American Society of INterior Designers; Capito Association of Nursing Students; Mass Communications Club; Psychology Club; Radiological Technology Association; Respiratory Care Student Association; Sports Medicine Club; Student Education Association; Alternative Spring Break, Boost Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students, College Entrepreneurship Organization; ROTC; Student Athletic Council; Student Alumni League; Students Sierra Coalition; Theatre Aside
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Eagle (monthly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Charleston (6), Huntington (52)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Charleston (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Charleston (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 19% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 2 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 2 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (West Virginia State College)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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