Tuition & Fees

$17,646

$17,646

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (proprietary)

1,282

undergraduate students

48

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 1061

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Fun Facts

  • President Emeritus Todd A. Milano, who led Central Penn College from 1989-2012, brightened students' days with his "Keep Smiling" motto.
  • Central Penn College's Fall Harvest tradition includes a polar bear plunge in the school's outdoor swimming pool.
  • You wont find students in sweatpants at Central Penn College. An appearance policy helps students build a professional wardrobe.
  • A wrought iron structure built in 1869, Henszeys Bridge, connects Central Penn College's Summerdale campus.
  • Graduates of Central Penn College can connect with each other through a Graduates Around the Globe interactive, online map.

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School Facts

Central Penn College, founded in 1881, is a private, specialized, coeducational institution. Its 35-acre campus is located in Summerdale, PA. The school's mission is to provide a quality education that prepares its graduates for employment or advancement in their field, and/or the pursuit of advanced degrees.

Public/private Private (proprietary)
Campus Enrollment 1,330
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Summerdale, PA

35-acre campus in Summerdale (population: 800), five miles from Harrisburg. Branch campuses in Lancaster and Lehigh Valley.

Central Penn College
600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
73%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline September 20
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Stacey Obi
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 717 728-2201

Cost

Tuition $16,776
Room $5,100
Board $1,452
Additional fees $870
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $25,698

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
soccer
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
United States Collegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Silver Knights
School colors
burgundy and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Business Administration
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Corporate Communications
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Entrepreneurship/Small Business
Health Care Management
Health Science
Homeland Security
Information Technology
Legal Studies
Marketing
Medical Assisting
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Organizational Leadership
Paralegal
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiology
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Undergraduate

96%

1,282
students

Female
64%
826

Male
36%
456

Graduate

4%

48
students

Female
73%
35

Male
27%
13

undergraduateFull-time

55%

713
students

Female
62%
436

Male
38%
277

undergraduatePart-time

45%

569
students

Female
69%
390

Male
31%
179

Student Break-down

22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

63

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Special housing
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