August 31, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the beautiful Borough of West Chester tops the 2018 list of Best College Towns according to (HSI).As befits the entity that compiled the list, internet connectivity is a prime factor they considered when they set their tool “The U.S. City You Should be Living In” to search for criteria that should be important to college students. They also evaluated low cost of living, walkability, low crime rate, and a predominantly single and educated population. The algorithm uses data from sites across the web, including,,, C2ER,, Kelly Norton, and Walk Score. “We adapted this tool to find cities with an ideal environment for college students,” notes HSI staffer Rachel Oaks.

WCU Scholar-Athletes Excel Academically

For the 2017-18 academic year, West Chester University landed 129 student-athletes on the Division II Academic Achievement Award list announced by the Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA).West Chester Athletics

Continuing its tradition of academic excellence, 266 individual Golden Rams — a school record — were recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes this academic year, as announced by the league office.

Read more about these accomplishments and check out all Golden Rams athletics here.