Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA

Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$18,714

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 344
Declined 92
Total Received 436
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Private

1,196

undergraduate students

28

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,224
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

35-acre campus in Summerdale (East Pennsboro Township population: 21,609), five miles from Harrisburg. Branch campuses in Lancaster and Lehigh Valley.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Harrisburg
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

Central Penn College
600 Valley Road
Summerdale, PA
17093-0309

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • PTA Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Central Penn Players
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Colleges Against Cancer

Top Events

  • Fall Harvest and Homecoming Weekend
  • Festival of Nations

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.
  • A wrought iron structure built in 1869, Henszey's 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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 344
Declined 92
Total Received 436

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
interview

Important

level of applicant's interest
application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 0
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,971

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $17,784
Room & board $7,416
Additional fees $930
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $600
Total $28,230
Average Financial Aid - $5,971
Total with Avg. Aid $22,259

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Sand volleyball, Soccer

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Sand volleyball, Soccer

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Athletic Conference

USCAA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Communication, General
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Homeland Security
Information Technology
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Nursing Science
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Small Business Administration/Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,224

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,196
students

Female
65%
774

Male
35%
422

2%

28
students

Female
64%
18

Male
36%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

26%

316
students

Female
59%
184

Male
41%
132

74%

880
students

Female
68%
590

Male
32%
290

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 47%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

169

Transfer students enrolled

14%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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 interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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

Not Reported

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