University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Become a Golden Eagle

Wherever you are on your life journey – undergraduate, graduate, online, international or military student – you can find success here.


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Why UC

Choose your path and we'll help you create your own customized journey.


Whatever path you choose, you’ll be ready to launch your career or accelerate directly into a graduate program.


Enhance your leadership skills. Follow a life goal. Advance in your career. Change your life.


Students from 45 different countries call UC home – and, in fact, we’re the most diverse campus in the entire state of West Virginia. Our international students enjoy personal attention while also receiving excellent ESL support. While studying at UC, you’ll be part of a truly global community.


We are proud to welcome veterans, active members of the Armed Forces, and their family members to the University of Charleston – we’re committed to meeting the unique needs of veterans, military service members, and their families.


Earn a degree from wherever you are, whether you choose a hybrid course or one that is 100% online.


Whatever your life goals, we have many outstanding programs to help you reach them. But UC offers something more – preparation to take on the world after graduation. In fact, a recent survey showed UC graduates were not only better prepared for life after graduation, but they excelled in the skills today’s employers are seeking, including teamwork, career management and global/intercultural fluency. (NACE pilot survey)

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A degree from the University of Charleston is an investment in your future. All UC students – 100% – receive some sort of financial support. 

There are several types of financial aid, including federal grants, UC scholarships, and loans. See how a combination of UC, federal, state, and outside aid can make your UC education affordable.

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