University of Charleston Business Programs
University of Charleston is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Charleston, West Virginia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
University of Charleston Rankings
According to our 2023 analysis, UC is ranked #134 out of 1,477 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 20 schools in West Virginia.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#46||Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#47||Best Business Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UC has earned from around the web.
|#11||Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#11||Best Business Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#44||Best Organizational Leadership Schools||College Factual|
|#79||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Course Advisor|
|#199||Best Business Administration & Management Schools||College Factual|
|#199||Best General Business Administration and Management Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Charleston?
Contact details for UC are given below.
|Address:||2300 Maccorkle Avenue, Se, Charleston, WV 25304|
How Do I Get Into UC?
You can apply to UC online at: www.ucwv.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate/Undergraduate-Application/
Admission Requirements for UC
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UC?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.
Average Test Scores
About 29% of students accepted to UC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 515 and 615. Math scores were between 470 and 545.
Can I Afford University of Charleston?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UC, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,227 a year. That adds up to $24,908 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UC is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
University of Charleston Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 852 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,189 full-time undergraduates at UC, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Charleston students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||154|
|Hispanic or Latino||36|
West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Charleston. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 48 countries are represented at UC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Brazil.
Online Learning at University of Charleston
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UC has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in West Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UC
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Charleston was $32,200 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how UC is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#16||#13|
|Business Management & Marketing||#16||#13|
Online Growth Rankings of UC
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Charleston was 17.8%. This is the #624 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UC regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UC ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UC.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||#31|
|Business Management & Marketing||#31|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Charleston Business Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Management & Marketing||0||0||123||36||159|
|General Business Administration and Management||2||45||0||0||47|
|Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication||0||3||0||0||3|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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