June 5, 2024

West Chester University Announces Transfer and Scholarship Information for University of the Arts StudentsNoah Burns

West Chester University today announced transfer and scholarship information for students who have been displaced by the sudden closing of the University of the Arts (UArts) in Philadelphia, PA.  

Executive Vice President and Provost (interim) Jeff Osgood says,West Chester University is saddened to hear about the closing of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As more arts institutions are closing their doors across the nation, the pursuit of creativity and artistic endeavors is of even greater importance. At West Chester University, we are committed to creative expression in all its forms, and we welcome UArts students to join us in any of our 240+ undergraduate and graduate academic options. While this may be a very difficult time for you, our entire WCU community is here to support you in your pursuit of artistic excellence.”

For undergraduate students, WCU welcomes UArts students to explore the 120+ undergraduate degrees available, including majors in music, art + design, and theatre. WCU will offer transfer scholarships to UArts undergraduate students with at least 45 credits and 3.0 GPA. The university will accept up to 90 transfer credits at the undergraduate level.

Music productionFor graduate students, WCU invites students to explore professional development graduate credits available, to transfer into the Master of Music Education programs, or to explore the 120+ graduate options including certificates, masters, and doctoral degrees. WCU will offer up to $500 in scholarship funding for eligible graduate students who begin classes this summer and will accept up to 12 transfer credits at the graduate level.

For information visit wcupa.edu/uarts. Interested students can also complete this form to be contacted by a member of the WCU admissions team.


Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest university within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). Founded in 1871, West Chester University is a comprehensive public institution offering a diverse range of more than 180 academic opportunities in 40 fields of study across undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. In addition to its main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the campus in Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School.Concert on the Quad



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