West Chester University

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Something happens when you find yourself here. You find your passion. You find it in labs, lectures, out in left field. You find it on stage, behind a camera, in front of a blank page. You find more than a direction. You find your element.

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Choosing a program begins a transformative journey. Here you will find a range of options—some science learning, majors for creative types, and several somewhere in between—and whatever direction you choose, you will find a path to a wiser you.

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    Find Your Element. Feed your mind.Academics

    With over 180 diverse academic opportunities, West Chester University has made it possible for every student to find their element. With degrees ranging from accounting to African American studies to marine biology, we’re confident that our students can find what they love and make it their own.

    Academics

    So Much Life. So Many Things.Student Life

    Everyone has their thing, and no matter what yours happens to be, we're confident you can find it among our 300+ clubs and organizations. Whether you’re interested in the NAACP or the bollywood dance club, passion is in our DNA and it is our priority that we help you find yours.

    Student Resources

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    Let the Journey Begin.Admissions

    When you choose WCU you choose discovery. With 64 undergraduate programs, 43 tracks, 90 minors and 44 fields of study—not to mention the close proximity to Philly, DC and NYC—you can't avoid finding new perspectives, new passions, a new you.

    Admissions

    Where
    you least
    expect
    it, you'll
    find it
    .

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    When the
    reaction
    surprises
    you, you'll
    find it
    .

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    When
    you are
    here,
    you'll find
    it
    .

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    Facts and Figures

    #10

    Best Public Schools
    Regional Universities North - US News

    #50

    Best Regional Universities North
    (both public and private) - US News

    #141

    Top Public Colleges
    in the country - Forbes

    Location

    We're proud of our beautiful campus and the unique charm that defines West Chester. But with three of the country's most dynamic cities - DC, Philadelphia and New York City - just a short ride away, escapes are kind of necessary.

    Our Locations

    Demand for a West Chester University education remains high and consistent growth continues with more than 17,000+ undergraduate and graduate students. A constant forward motion propels this distinctive University; it is fueled by our relentless resolve to help students be successful.

    - West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, Ph.D.

    West Chester University News

    Upcoming Events

  • Dec08

    flute ensemble concert

    Multiple Dates/Times

  • Dec09

    statesmen jazz ensemble & jazz combos concert

    Thursday, December 9, 2021, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Dec11

    100th annual holiday program

    Saturday, December 11, 2021, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Dec12

    wind ensemble concert

    Multiple Dates/Times

  • Dec12

    collegium musicum

    Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Dec13

    last day of classes, fall 2021

    Monday, December 13, 2021, 8am - 10pm

  • Dec14

    final exams, fall 2021

    Tuesday, December 14, 8am - Saturday, December 18, 2021, 8pm

  • Jan24

    first day of classes, spring 2022

    Monday, January 24, 2022, 8am - 10pm

  • Jan31

    faculty recital: stephen ng, tenor

    Monday, January 31, 2022, 8 - 9:30pm

  • Feb03

    madeleine wing adler concert series

    Multiple Dates/Times

  • Feb07

    faculty recital: kimberly reighley, flute

    Monday, February 7, 2022, 8 - 9pm

  • Feb08

    new music series

    Multiple Dates/Times

  • Feb13

    concert choir concert

    Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Feb19

    sounds of the caribbean

    Saturday, February 19, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Feb20

    mastersingers concert

    Sunday, February 20, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Feb20

    symphony orchestra: irving h. cohen memorial & concerto winners' concert

    Sunday, February 20, 2022, 7 - 7:30pm

  • Feb23

    concert band & chamber winds concert

    Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Feb26

    3rd annual orchestra festival concert

    Saturday, February 26, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Feb27

    wind ensemble & wind symphony concert

    Sunday, February 27, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Feb27

    faculty & quartet in residence: dalí quartet

    Sunday, February 27, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm

  • Feb28

    faculty recital: henry grabb, oboe and jonathan gaarder, bassoon

    Monday, February 28, 2022, 8 - 9:30pm

  • Mar03

    winter choral festival

    Thursday, March 3, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Mar07

    faculty recital: ovidiu marinescu, cello

    Monday, March 7, 2022, 8 - 9pm

  • Mar22

    guest artist recital: eric rieger, tenor and jj penna, piano

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Mar23

    32nd annual wcu jazz festival

    Wednesday, March 23, 7am - Saturday, March 26, 2022, 9pm

  • Mar25

    wcu jazz festival: wcu @ uptown!

    Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Apr01

    steel band & latin jazz ensembles concert

    Friday, April 1, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • Apr04

    wcu percussion faculty recital: ralph sorrentino, david nelson, brent behrenshausen

    Monday, April 4, 2022, 8 - 9:30pm

  • Apr05

    trumpet ensemble concert

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr08, 09

    wcu opera theatre: die fledermaus

    Multiple Dates/Times

  • Apr10

    23rd annual cat angel benefit concert

    Sunday, April 10, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Apr10

    liberty youth wind symphony concert

    Sunday, April 10, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Apr12

    spring choral festival

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr13

    guitar ensemble concert

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr19

    percussion ensemble concert

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr20

    woodwind chamber recital

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr21

    keyboard honors recital

    Thursday, April 21, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr24

    wcu symphony orchestra concert

    Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3 - 4:30pm

  • Apr25

    faculty recital: jonathan ragonese, saxophone & peter paulsen, double bass

    Monday, April 25, 2022, 8 - 9:30pm

  • Apr26

    jazz combos & statesmen jazz ensemble concert

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr27

    wind symphony & concert band concert

    Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • Apr28

    vocal honors recital

    Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • May01

    brass ensembles concert

    Sunday, May 1, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm

  • May02

    faculty recital: terry klinefelter, piano

    Monday, May 2, 2022, 8 - 9:30pm

  • May03

    collegium musicum concert

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • May04

    chamber winds concert

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 8:15 - 9:45pm

  • May05

    4th annual concert on the quad featuring the wcu symphony orchestra

    Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30 - 7pm

  • May06

    criterions jazz ensemble concert

    Friday, May 6, 2022, 7:30 - 9pm

  • May07

    kennett symphony children's chorus spring concert

    Saturday, May 7, 2022, 7 - 8:30pm