University of Charleston

UC Makes List as One of the “Best Colleges in West Virginia”


Charleston WV – The University of Charleston has been listed as the third highest ranking college in West Virginia, according to  UC was listed in its “Best Colleges in West Virginia 2021” edition.

UC was given an overall grade of B, earning a B in Academics, Value and Campus, a B+ for Athletics and an A for Diversity. Safety, Dorms, Student Life, Location and Campus Food all ranked highly.

In other lists on the website, UC was also ranked

  • #148 out of 1,377 on the “Best College Food in America” list
  • #215 out of 1,401 on the “Best College Athletics in America”
  • And #341 of 1,660 on the “Hardest Colleges to Get into in America”


The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The ranking compares more than 1,000 top colleges and universities in the U.S. analyzes public data sets and millions of reviews/survey responses to help it determine rankings. It also incorporates data from the Department of Education, US Census, and more.

Complete information about ranking methodology can be found at