West Chester University


Alexis Leone
Program Recruiter


West Chester University’s Center City campus offers the same quality education and affordability that the University is known for along with the accessibility and convenience that come with being in the heart of Philadelphia. Located on several public transportation lines, and with access to discounted parking, WCU Philadelphia is perfectly located for students to take advantage of all that Philadelphia has to offer.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), West Chester University offers high quality programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in a convenient Center City location. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are offered on a part-time basis in the evenings, perfect for students looking to balance home, work, and pursuit of higher education. The programs offered at WCU Philadelphia are ideal for their location with the Roundhouse, the Department of Health and Human Services, and some of the city’s top advertising agencies all within walking distance. West Chester University is consistently ranked a best college in the region, a best public university in the region, a best college for veterans, and a top value in public education in the country.

BA/BS Degree

  • Social Work
  • RN-BSN (Must have RN prior to applying)

Graduate Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Work

Student Services Available for Adult Learners

West Chester University offers convenient part-time evening schedules as well as a program counselor who serves as a bridge between the Philadelphia and main campuses and their resources. An on-site writing tutor and a computer lab with printing capabilities are available as student resources; additionally, free online tutoring sessions are available through the University’s Writing Center. All library services may be accessed online or by mail, and academic success and time management workshops are available by request. The University’s Career Development Center (CDC) is also available to WCU Philadelphia students. The CDC has online resources like resume formatting and internship opportunities, and on campus resources like career fairs, networking opportunities, and mock interviews.

Modes of Class Delivery

In-person evening classes. Some blended, accelerated, and online courses available.

Minimum credits required: 30-45