West Chester University of Pennsylvania

700 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Undergraduate: 14,712
Graduate: 3,007
Total Headcount: 17,719

WCU’s School of Music Launches Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

West Chester University continues to evolve a curriculum that meets needs for learners and employers. Music Therapy is a growing field, both in the number of therapists and in patients served. Responding to that need, West Chester University’s Wells School of Music is launching the Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, which combines a clinical core with music theory, music history, music performance, psychology, and anatomy. The program, accredited by the American Music Therapy Association and the National Association of Schools of Music, is recruiting a select number of students for the fall, 2020 semester.​


 Points of Pride

West Chester has one of the largest centralized geothermal heating and cooling systems in the U.S., which will save $1 million annually and significantly reduce pollution.

West Chester students performed more than 755,000 hours of community service this past year.

West Chester has been awarded the designation of “military friendly school” by G.I. Jobs Magazine for creating an intentional culture of understanding, acceptance, and success for veterans, active military, and those who support them.

West Chester is a founder of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research, fostering rain forest conservation, discovering new plant and animal species, and new medicines.

The Business and Public Affairs Center, West Chester's newest academic building, achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for sustainability. The School of Music and Performing Arts Center and the renovated Mitchell Hall are both LEED Silver.

 Notable Alumni

Geno Auriemma ’81 - Head women’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Jill Biden M’82 - noted educator and second lady of the United States/wife of VP Joe Biden

Michael Brune ’93 - Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Col. Tyree Blocker – M’86, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner

Julie J. Janovsky ’94 – Senior Manager, The Pew Charitable Trusts

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