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September 23, 2016

University of Charleston Joins Tuition Rewards

University of Charleston (WV), which began the 2016-17 fall school term with its highest enrollment total in 45 years (2,425 students), has become the 7th West Virginia member of the SAGE Scholars Private College & University Enrollment Consortium. Experiencing six consecutive years of enrollment growth, the University attracts students from 41 countries.

Founded in 1888, Charleston is nationally recognized for its outcomes-based "Learning Your Way" curriculum, which embeds Critical Thinking, Communication, Citizenship, Creativity, Ethical Practice and Inquiry into courses in each major. One of 12 U.S. colleges chosen as a model for the first-year student experience, UC offers a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; 65% of classes feature fewer than 20 students. Biology, business, education, nursing and pre-med / pre-pharmacy are the most popular majors.

The UC campus is located on the banks of the Kanawha River, with a panoramic view of the state Capitol building as a dramatic backdrop. Seven of the 11 campus buildings have been constructed since 1998; construction of the $16 million Russell & Martha Wehrle Innovation Center is well underway and includes upgraded athletic facilities. 35% of UC undergraduates participate on a varsity team. The university offers 20 NCAA Division 2 sports competing in the Mountain East Conference.

University of Charleston is the 18th Appalachian College Association member to participate in SAGE Tuition Rewards.

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