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2300 MacCorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304, United States

Location info of University of Charleston

Life in Charleston, West Virginia

  • Charleston is the capital city of WV with a population of just under 50,000. You’ll find that it’s large enough to offer plenty of interesting options and small enough so that it is easy to navigate.
  • From the tiny (the Mortar Man sculpture, located downtown and sculpted by one of our alums) to the tallest (the State Capitol building across from campus is the tallest building in the state), it’s hard to measure everything the area – and the state – have to offer.
  • Whether you are looking for a great new place to eat, unique shopping, or something fun to do on a night off from studying, you’ll find it here.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Charleston

Friendships that Last

Whether it’s making friends or class sizes, UC’s size makes it perfect for making the most of the college experience. We find that the small size of campus facilitates stronger friendships that last a lifetime. College is often about the relationships you make and this is the place to make friends that last forever.

More Affordable Than You Realize

Our students graduate with less debt on average than students who graduate from West Virginia’s public universities. You should read that again, because it’s true.

We’re Global

UC Students come from all 55 West Virginia counties, as well as more than 49 states and 53 countries. This means that you’ll meet people from all over the world and graduate with a collection of friends from all over the world. At UC, we benefit from the unique diversity of our people.

University details

About University of Charleston

The University of Charleston is a small, private university located in the capital city of Charleston, West Virginia on the banks of the Kanawha River. We are dedicated to our mission of educating our students for a life of enlightened living, productive work, and community involvement. Our in-seat and online degree programs are student-focused and of high quality, leading to tremendous success for our alumni.

Career at University of Charleston

  • 87% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

The Center for Career Development staff works with faculty members, alumni, employers and community leaders to generate high-quality opportunities for students. In turn, the CCD is committed to making the greater Charleston community a more vibrant and prosperous area by enabling UC students to become involved with local employers and organizations.

CCD provides assistance and resources to students and alumni in all aspects of career preparation. We serve as the link between our students and employers. We also help to connect members of the community to the University in a variety of ways. The CCD hosts a number of events and programs for students and maintains several software tools to help students and alumni in all phases of career development.

Campus life

Our main campus is on the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia, directly across the river from the state capitol building and downtown Charleston. The main campus includes residence halls, our Innovation Center, H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Sports Arena and Welch Athletic Complex, School of Pharmacy building, classrooms, riverbank lawn, and the iconic Clay Tower building.

A second location in scenic Beckley, West Virginia (about 58 miles south of Charleston) offers healthcare-related associate degrees. It is conveniently located just off the interstate, and provides classrooms and facilities for our professional programs.


Undergraduate degrees:

  • The average scholarship award is $8,000

Postgraduate degrees:

  • The average scholarship award is $2,500


Ranking & Accreditation of University of Charleston

  • Among the Best Regional Schools The Princeton Review, 2024
  • #90 Best Liberal Arts College in America Niche.com, 2023
  • Named The Best Private Institution in WV intelligent.com
  • Best National Universities List US News & World Report | 2021 Edition

Student Accommodation at University of Charleston

  • Housing: $6,922
  • Dining: $4,240

Residence halls are great places to meet new people and form lifelong friendships.

Undergraduate students can live in one of three residence halls. Students new to UC live in Brotherton Hall while other undergraduate students live in either Ratrie Hall or Middle Hall. Graduate students can live in East Apartments, a four-story apartment building attached to our on-campus parking garage. All Residence Halls offer an easy walk to class, a safe and secure living environment, and home-away-from-home amenities.

Programs at University of Charleston


  1. Exercise Science
  2. Healthcare Administration and Management
  3. Nursing BSN
  4. Occupational Science/MSOT
  5. Public Health
  6. Radiologic Science
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  1. Applied Computer Science- Cybersecurity
  2. Biology – Biomedical Sciences
  3. Biology – Data Analytics
  4. Biology – Environmental Biology
  5. Chemistry- Data Analytics
  6. Communication
  7. Data Analytics
  8. Digital Media Design
  9. Education –Elementary and Special Education
  10. Education –Elementary Education
  11. Education –Elementary Studies and Child Development
  12. Education –Secondary Special Education
  13. English
  14. History – Political Science Dual Major
  15. Multi-Disciplinary Studies
  16. Political Science – Criminal Justice
  17. Political Science – Pre-Law
  18. Political Science – Public Policy
  19. Psychology
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  1. Accounting
  2. Business Analytics
  3. Digital Marketing
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Financial Planning
  6. Management
  7. Professional Selling
  8. Sport Analytics
  9. Sport Business
  10. Sport Media
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  1. Business and Data Analytics program (MS)*
  2. MBA**
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  1. Doctor of Pharmacy*

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