University of Charleston

Why UC

Be a part of the largest & fastest-growing private, non-profit institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia.

We're Affordable

Our students graduate with less debt on average than students who graduate from West Virginia’s public universities. 100% of our students get some form of financial aid. 


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We're Evolving

In-seat. Online. And a little bit of both. We are constantly adapting our 40+ degree programs to your needs.



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We Live Our Mission

Your. Best. Life.

UC students volunteer & create new ideas. Our annual Labor of Love & Enlightened Living Day events provide both opportunities to serve & opportunities to learn. You’ll quickly find your community here.



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We're Global

UC Students come from all 55 West Virginia counties, as well as more than 40 states and 44 countries.


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We're Competitors

We offer 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams, won both the 2017 & 2019 NCAA DII National Champions in Men’s Soccer, and have been named the best athletic program in our conference for 5 of the past 6 seasons.



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