• UC at a Glance

    UC is a premier, community-based university that offers education to meet the needs of traditional students and adult learners. 

    UC offers a rigorous academic experience for over 2,300 students on campus and online, offering both undergraduate and graduate studies programs. The campus is located on the banks of the Kanawha River in Charleston, West Virginia with a panoramic view of the Capitol building as a dramatic backdrop.

  • UC Facts & Stats

    • Fall 2016 enrollment: 2,425
    • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
    • Average ACT score for entering freshman: 23
    • Average SAT score for entering freshman: 963
    • Average GPA for entering freshman: 3.42
    • International students represent 41 different countries
    • UC is one of 12 colleges chosen as a model for the First-Year Experience
    • 90% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation
    • One of Princeton Review's 2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region
    • UC offers six graduate programs, including doctorates of pharmacy and executive leadership, and master's degrees for physician assistant, strategic leadership and business administration (MBA).
    • Most popular undergraduate majors are nursing, business, education, biology and pre-med/pre-pharmacy
    • UC has been ranked as a "Military Friendly School" for six consecutive years by Victory Media.
    • UC is the 17th best regional college in the South for military veterans, according to ranking by U.S. News & World Report.  


    • UC is nationally recognized for its outcomes-based Learning Your Way curriculum, which embeds Critical Thinking, Communication, Citizenship, Creativity, Ethical Practice and Inquiry into courses in each major.
    • Adult-oriented bachelor and master-level programs are available during the evenings, weekends or online.
    • Earn credit for prior college, life experience and military experience.


    • Outstanding campus facilities: 7 of the 11 buildings on campus have been built since 1998, including four new residence halls and a fitness center.


    • Approximately 135 full-time faculty members and 75 part-time faculty members
    • High degree of student interaction


    • 14,000 alumni of record; 6,000 in the Kanawha Valley


    • It's Golden Eagle pride! Over one-third of UC's student-body competes on one of the school's 22 NCAA Division II athletic teams. In 2014, UC won the inaugural Mountain East Conference Commissioner's Cup for athletic excellence.
    • Nationally ranked Division II men’s soccer team.
    • 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams competing in the Mountain East Conference:
      • Baseball (Men)
      • Basketball (Men and Women)
      • Cheerleading (Women)
      • Cross Country (Men and Women)
      • Football (Men)
      • Golf (Men and Women)
      • Lacrosse (Women)
      • Soccer (Men and Women)
      • Softball (Women)
      • Tennis (Men and Women)
      • Track and Field (Men and Women) (Indoor and Outdoor)
      • Volleyball (Men and Women)