The University of Charleston is an independent, co-educational residential university. Our main campus is on the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia, providing a spectacular view of the state capital building, as well as access to all that Charleston has to offer.
We have a second location in Beckley, West Virginia, offering an emphasis on healthcare related associate degrees. And our online programs provide opportunities for adult learners and others to pursue and complete their degrees.
We are the Golden Eagles, and our colors are maroon and gold. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. (Some individual programs are additionally accredited by their specific field.)
UC has enjoyed continuing growth for the last several years, welcoming students from many different states and countries. We were recently named the #1 most diverse campus in West Virginia. (wallethub.org)
UC was founded in 1888 as Barboursville Seminary. In 1901, the school was renamed Morris Harvey College and in 1947, moved to its present location. In 1978, Morris Harvey became the University of Charleston. (See UC History)