2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Charleston, WV 25304 304-357-4750
About University of Charleston
  • Year of Foundation 1888
  • Size of Campus 24 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 987
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59% 41% 40%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $24,700
  • Room and Board $8,700
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 1,006
The University of Charleston ("UC") is a private university in Charleston, West Virginia, United States of over 1,300 students. The school was founded in 1888 as the Barboursville Seminary of the Southern Methodist Church. In 1901, it was renamed Morris Harvey College, after a devoted supporter who made his fortune speculating in coal property and other businesses. The college fell on hard economic times in the late 1970s and in 1978 changed its name to the University of Charleston to reflect both its addition of post graduate programs and its close ties with the local community. Beginning with the inauguration of the current president, Dr. Edwin H. Welch.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Athletic games; Student plays; student choral events; Governor's Cup Regatta, BASH 2004
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of 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.
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Baptist Campus Ministry.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Amnesty International; Students United for Meaninful Minority Achievement (SUMMA); Black Student Association
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Charleston (6), Huntington (52)
  • Distance to nearest train Charleston (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus Charleston (3)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 3
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 48%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 308
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 32
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 30
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,759
  • 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)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Museums Erma Byrd Gallery- WV Women Artists; Mobile Education Research Laboratory (MERL)- Environmental Science equipment;
  • Number Of Books in Library 120,000
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number of e-books 40,416
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 15
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support 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
  • Number Of Microforms 229,551
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 56
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Charleston Area Medical Center; State of West Virginia
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (West Virginia State College)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City