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Military & Veteran Admission Information

Why West Chester?


West Chester University is committed to providing a high quality education at an affordable price--access to education is part of our mission statement and one of our core values as an institution.

Value can be defined in many ways, but at WCU you'll find it through:

Fun Fact: The West Chester University Foundation awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships to student veterans, reservists, and ROTC members last year alone.


It's been said the three most important words in real estate are location, location, and location. The same is true at West Chester University. We hear it from undergraduate and graduate students alike--they chose WCU because of the beautiful campus and fantastic location. Downtown West Chester is just a 10-minute walk from the heart of campus and has been ranked as one of the best college towns in the nation and as a best college town to live in after graduation. Additionally, because West Chester is the county seat of Chester County, you'll find even more resources specific to veterans including:

  • 2 VA hospitals nearby
  • Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Court
  • VSO
  • Local installation of the Soldier’s Project
  • Public transportation into Philadelphia 


West Chester University and the Greg & Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center strive to create an expansive culture and safe space of understanding, acceptance, and success for veterans, active military, reservists, dependents, and those whose support them.

Our goal is to provide you with a coordinated system of support and meaningful transition from the military to West Chester University.


At WCU personalized attention leads to an education tailored to your career aspirations. You'll find opportunities for funded research (thanks to our R2 research ranking), program-specific study abroad options, internships for pay and for credit, career and networking events, and a community rooting for you to succeed. 

Here are just a few examples of what success looks like at WCU:

  • 93% of alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within 6 months after graduation
  • 77,000+ jobs/internships posted yearly through Handshake
  • Dedicated Career Center offering resume help, interview practice, and skills-building
  • 120,000 thriving alumni in our network
  • Graduates working in just about every industry worldwide, including major corporations like: Google, Amazon, NFL, MLB, NHL, Vanguard, QVC, JP Morgan Chase, Comcast, and Merck.

Veterans Center Highlights

The Greg & Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center is a home away from home for many of our veterans. You'll find our students before, after, and between classes studying, writing papers, playing video games, catching up, and even catching some shut eye.

Our Veterans Center has:

  • Its own building on campus just a 10-minute walk into Downtown West Chester
  • A full bathroom with shower for your convenience
  • A comfy lounge with couches, a tv, and gaming console
  • A computer lab with free printing
  • A fully licensed counselor with an open-door policy
  • The University's chapter of Student Veterans of America


Veterans Disability Assistance

$70k+ in Veteran Scholarships

Government Internship Opportunities

Yellow Ribbon and Choice Act School

Average Veteran Student Age


Lillian Morrison, VA School Certifying Official

As VA School Certifying Official, I am dedicated to facilitating communication among our campus offices in order to serve student veterans, military service members, reservists, and their families here at West Chester University. From the Greg R. and Sandra L. Weisenstein Veterans Center to the Registrar and Financial Aid, I help manage our coordinated system of service to provide a meaningful transition from the military to West Chester University.

Application fee will be waived for all Veteran and Service Member applicants!

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Veterans Center