The University of Charleston Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Published on July 24, 2023

International students can study at a friendly and affordable university in West Virginia’s capital city.

University of Charleston

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The University of Charleston, a private nonprofit liberal arts university located in Charleston, West Virginia, is now welcoming applications from international students through Shorelight. UC offers student-centric, career-oriented degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, with the aim of empowering students for community involvement, personal growth, and professional success.

Why Study at the University of Charleston?

  1. Level up with UC’s lauded degree programs — UC has received top rankings as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the US, with recognition from, College Consensus,, The Princeton Review, and more.

  2. Receive guaranteed financial support — Graduates from the University of Charleston have less debt compared to the average student, and 100% of students receive some form of financial aid. Many UC degree programs can be completed in three years, offering an additional cost savings for those who expedite their degree program.

  3. Live and study in a diverse community — The student body represents more than 40 countries, and UC’s student-run Global Student Organization develops programs and activities throughout the year to celebrate and promote cultural awareness across the campus community.

Accolades for the University of Charleston

U.S. News & World Report, 2023

  • #331-440 in National Universities

  • #270 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)

The Princeton Review, 2023

  • Best Southeastern Colleges in the US, 2023

  • #90 Best Liberal Arts College in America

  • Top online cybersecurity degree program

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

  • Most Engaged Campus for Student Voting

College Consensus

  • Best Traditional College

  • Best Business School

Undergraduate Majors Offered at the University of Charleston

The School of Arts and Sciences

  • Applied Computer Science

    • Cybersecurity

  • Political Science

    • Criminal Justice

    • Pre-Law

    • Public Policy

The School of Business

  • Entrepreneurship

Browse the full list of undergraduate degree programs >

Graduate Degrees Offered at the University of Charleston

The School of Business

  • MBA

The UC School of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy

Browse the full list of graduate degree programs >

The University of Charleston embraces cultural diversity and offers specialized programs that ensure international students achieve both personal and academic success.

Learn more about the University of Charleston >