West Chester University of Pennsylvania

700 South High Street

The fourth largest university in the Philadelphia region.

One of the 14 universities that comprise Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

A public, regional, comprehensive institution, founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation. In addition to education, which is the most popular major today, music instruction has been part of the school's curriculum since its founding.

Approximately 14,201 degree seeking students: 2,289 graduate and 11,912 undergraduate. (Fall 2009)

Organized into five Colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Public Affairs; Education; Health Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts.

Currently offers more than 80 undergraduate and 70 master's degree programs taught by 539 full-time and 272 part-time faculty. (Fall 2009)