West Chester University of Pennsylvania Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (16)
West Chester University has one of the best Music Ed programs out of all the state schools, and with the rising cost of tuition, being able to get the quality of education I did while keeping cost minimal was ideal. My professors were there every step of the way helping to make sure I had what I need to build a successful career after graduation. Along with the academics, I made some forever friends while I was a student at WCU. Student activities and extracurriculars were always available and made for an incredible undergraduate experience. I now work in a job that I love getting out of bed for and have just been excepted into a once in a lifetime graduate program out of state. West Chester was everything I'd hoped it would be and more.
West Chester University of PA is an amazing school. From its beautiful campus to its challenging academics, WCU is the picture-perfect school. I studied nutrition and dietetics at WCU. The College of Health Sciences is located on South Campus, which is about a mile away from North Campus. This, I would say, was a blessing and a curse. While the health science students like to stay close-knit and with their own kind, it is a hike from North Campus. I believe the nutrition program at WCU has prepared me pretty well as I move onto graduate school. The activities and extracurriculars on campus are endless. A student can become involved in a fraternity/sorority, a club sport, a club of interest, etc. The University connects students with many opportunities to network in their field by hosting job fairs, career seminars, and resume building help. I would recommend WCU to any student who wants to have a positive and fun college experience!
My school has a fantastic opportunity for new students, and returning students to excel in their fields of study. All without getting caught up in the city life. West Chester is a very nice and quiet school to attend. Most of the classes all take place within walking distance of each other which is very convenient. The thing I enjoy the most about my school is the scenery and the environment. This is because the school focuses very hard on providing an appealing look to their students. All of the buildings can be accessed on one street either through walkways or direct access. This provides a giant meeting hub on the street where students can get food and socialize before classes. One downside to the school is parking. If you, like me, commute to school then parking permits are a must. Otherwise be prepared to walk up to two miles everyday just to get to campus. All-in-all west Chester university is everything I wanted in a college life. Anyone thinking to attend this school would instantly fall in love.
West Chester University is a good campus. The library [Francis Harvey Green] has a considerable amount of reference books; the reference books you cannot check out are located on the 2nd Floor, and the Special Collections on the 6th Floor. The library staff are polite and very knowledgeable. The students have developed a bad habit of staring at their cell phones and walking very slowly, on areas of the sidewalk that contain a heavy volume of people traffic. The food carts are the best method to obtain quick and substantial food. Lawerence Hall Dinning is $7.00 for all you can eat, but it lacks a steady pace of food supply. Often the only food available is a salad bar, rolls, and dry cereal (pretty desolate).
I attended West Chester University from 2004 to 2008 and graduated with a Bachelor's in English & a minor in journalism. My expire at WCU was great. The teachers were mostly top notch except for a few bad eggs but I suspect that that is anywhere you go. My only gripe would be that the advisers could have been better at assisting and in their general knowledge of the curriculum requirements. Be sure to make sure you take ownership of this. Overall, I would highly recommend!
West Chester University's Social Work BSW program was phenomenal. The staff (professors, chair, field instructors, etc.) provided their students with exceptional resources for success. They always had an open door, and led you through real-life examples that were relevant to your field of work. The professors allowed the students to feel welcomed in class, and the environment was always very warm and inviting. I am beyond grateful to have gained my education through this social work program at WCU!
The Criminal Justice Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania was taught by practitioners with real-world experiences and insights. The students benefit from this greatly and are highly prepared to tackle their chosen career path as a result of their education.
I am a non-traditional student. I found it very difficult to take my general education requirements because they were all offered during the day. My advisor and several West Chester professors created classes called independent studies just for me! This allowed me to work full time and still graduate in a timely manner. I love West Chester University and I am thankful for my professors treating me like a person and not another number.
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.