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The University of Charleston is a private, co-educational university located in Charleston. The university was established by the Southern Methodist denomination in 1888. It was initially known as the Barboursville Seminary. The University of Charleston offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in various fields of study. A doctorate degree in pharmacy is also offered by the university. The University of Charleston has the following academic divisions:
  • Bert Bradford Division of Health Sciences
  • Herbert Jones Division of Business
  • Morris Harvey Division of Arts and Sciences
  • Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education
The University of Charleston is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II and the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams of the university are nicknamed the Golden Eagles. The school sponsors teams in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis, cross country, volleyball and softball, among others.

Profile of University of CharlestonThe main campus of University of Charleston is in Charleston, WV (a small city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. University of Charleston offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. University of Charleston students most commonly major in a field related to design, business and management, nursing and emergency medicine, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

University of Charleston Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 430 to 560. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 460 or more. Students attending the school come from a variety of places, in and out of state.

University of Charleston offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 1, 398 enrolled students.

Student Life
University of Charleston makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at University of Charleston belong to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement. "

University of Charleston Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management52business management, accounting, human resources, business administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical Support and Technology11radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, radiographer
Design11interior design
Liberal Arts11general studies, history, English, political science
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Science8biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching7elementary school teaching, English teaching, social studies teaching, music teaching
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, information science
Media5mass communication
Art Studies3art studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Hospitality0hospitality management
Music0music, music management
Contact: University of CharlestonUniversity of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE

Charleston, WV 25304

General Phone: (304) 357-4800


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