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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia – West Chester | West Chester University

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About This Center


ELS Philadelphia – West Chester is located on the campus of West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, just a short drive west of Philadelphia. West Chester is a quaint, welcoming college town community. Visit local shops, restaurants, and music venues, or you can easily travel to Philadelphia, New York City, or Washington, D.C. 

Mitchell Hall: 675 S. Church St., West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Museums and Local History: Ride the West Chester Railroad, or see real helicopters at the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center.
  • Gardens and Parks: West Chester’s parks feature nature trails, floral displays, and picnic areas.
  • Nearby Cities: All the excitement of downtown Philadelphia is only minutes away, and New York City and Washington, D.C., are also within easy traveling distance.

Philadelphia – West Chester | West Chester University

(610) 436-3575

  • Partner University
    • West Chester University
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
    • Homestay
  • Center Facilities
    • New classrooms and administrative offices in recently renovated campus building
    • Nicely outfitted study space located throughout Mitchell Hall, accessible to all ELS students
    • Central location in the heart of the WCU main campus
    • Within walking distance of dining facilities, dorms, and shopping
  • City Environment
  • Suburban

Housing Options

Student Residence (On Campus)

  • Schmidt Hall is set up in a typical residence hall layout with two students per room and community bathrooms. Schmidt Hall rooms are approximately 16' X 12' with a window measuring 46" high X 72" wide. There are two single beds with 80" mattresses in each room. The beds may be used as separate beds or as bunk beds. Each room also has two desks, desk chairs, dressers, wardrobes, and under-bed storage units. The furniture is moveable.
  • Basic cable is available in each room and the entire building is equipped with wifi capabilities.
  • Each hall contains laundry facilities, study rooms, secured entry/exit 24 hours a day, front desk attendants, and resident advisors on each floor.
  • Most halls have a shared kitchenette in the general lounge area.
    Note: Students will be housed in Schmidt Hall during the academic school year and Tyson Hall during the summer term.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1050
  • Occupancy
  • Double
  • Meal Credits
  • Fourteen (14) meals per week are included in the dorm booking. This meal plan allows for dining at various locations throughout campus. All dining facilities offer a wide range of nutritional foods to fit every lifestyle.


Students will have a single bedroom. The average commute from the homestay to the ELS Center is 30-45 minutes with access to public transportation.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1120
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. Student has access to the kitchen if they choose to make snacks/food in addition to the 14 meals already provided.

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