University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Charleston's University

Welcome to the University of Charleston.  We offer a unique opportunity for those who want an exceptional education in a smaller, private setting.

We are Charleston’s University not just because our riverfront location is directly across from the WV state capitol complex and the city of Charleston, but because UC students are welcomed as part of the community.  Students can take advantage of all our location offers, including opportunities for internships and community service.

Our history is rich with interesting milestones (the campus buildings were literally ferried across the river to our current location in 1947, for example). Our mission is one of preparation for a lifetime of striving to do more and do better. And our leadership provides a strong vision for making UC the best it can be for its students, faculty and staff, and surrounding community.

See a campus map, travel directions, and more What to do, see, eat and discover in Charleston

Why Consider UC?

  • Named The Best Private Institution in WV

  • Best National Universities List

    US News & World Report | 2021 Edition

  • Best Colleges List: Region by Region

    The Princeton Review | 2021 Edition

Get to Know UC

Oh say can…UC!

The University of Charleston has a rich history, strong traditions, and full programmatic accreditations. Find out more here…

UC students standing together to create a U and a C outline on the riverbank lawn

UC Leadership Team

Meet our president, Dr. Marty Roth, and the other members of the UC Leadership team.

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Facility & Venues

The University of Charleston offers several meeting, conference and reception areas for events large and small.

Whether you need a small room for a private discussion or are planning an outdoor gathering for several hundred, the University of Charleston’s location and amenities make it the right choice.

Facility & Venues

drone shot of Symphony Sunday on the riverbank lawn

A Campus for Everyone

All communities, organizations, and groups thrive when they are welcoming and supportive. At UC, we benefit from the unique diversity of our people.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at UC