West Chester University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
West Chester has a calm feeling when you walk through the campus that makes you relaxed and happy to be there. If you like small towns, this is the place to be with the beautiful trees on the campus and the smaller buildings with smaller groups if students per class. This allows professors to have one-on-one time with each student.
My undergraduate experience at West Chester University was a positive one. I went into college pursuing a Fine Arts degree. I choose West Chester for the location and because I knew it had an Art department, however while I was there, I had the privilege of taking courses with an amazing professor who changed the path of my life by inspiring me to become an art teacher. She became a mentor to me and with her encouragement, I went on to obtain my teaching certification in Art because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others the way she had made a different in mine. The education that I received at West Chester University was exceptional, and contributed to my success as a graduate student and teacher.
I found West Chester's program in Special Education excellent. The support from my adviser Dr. Wandry helped me complete the program in 4 years and meet my needs as a non-traditional student. Further, through the relationships developed at West Chester, I was highly motivated to continue pursuing my education at a graduate level. Upon graduating, I had no difficulty in finding employment, and felt that support given while in school to plan and prepare for employment was excellent. I would highly recommend this program to others. The only other suggestion I would give is that I you enter this degree program seek to add a math/science certificate onto it to make you a more marketable candidate.
Loved the communities I became a part of at WCU - however, career placement was tough. My friends and department were my family for four years though, and as a theatre major - I spent every waking hour with them all, working together and having fun - including staying up through the night rehearsing sometimes. I wouldn't trade it for the world!
I am VERY happy that I went to West Chester University. I feel prepared to begin a career in education and I believe that this school provided a great program. Although I am having difficulty with my loan repayment right now, it will be much easier once I get a full-time job in my field.
I received a great education from WCU. Top-notch facilities, faculty, and curriculum, with plenty of performance and social opportunities. Solid college town, too!
West Chester felt like a small university with a big campus feel. It's a great college for runners because the area is pretty safe.
It would be better if West Chester offered the Music Therapy degree themselves instead of simply partnering with Immaculata University. The communication between the schools leaves a lot to be desired and the conflicting classes is sometimes hard to deal with. The music program at WCU is one of the best however.