Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$10,533

$15,549

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
7%
18-23
46%
12-17
46%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 960
Declined 167
Total Received 1,127
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Public

997

undergraduate students

25

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1837, is a public, historically black university. Its 275-acre campus is located 24 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 1,022
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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275-acre, semi-rural campus in Cheyney (population: 988), 18 miles from Philadelphia; branch campus in Philadelphia. Major airport serves Philadelphia; train serves Elwyn (10 miles); bus serves Chester (10 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
1837 University Circle
Cheyney
19319

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • National Council of Negro Women
  • Student Government Association
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Gospel Choir
  • Modern Men

Top Events

  • Homecoming Concert
  • Sorority and Fraternity Step Shows
  • May Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
54%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
7%
18-23
46%
12-17
46%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline March 31
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.37

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 960
Declined 167
Total Received 1,127

Admissions Factors

Very Important

recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
interview
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores

Considered

racial/ethnic status
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aquaculture
Art/Art Studies, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

1,022

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

997
students

Female
50%
498

Male
50%
499

2%

25
students

Female
60%
15

Male
40%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

936
students

Female
50%
461

Male
50%
475

7%

61
students

Female
61%
37

Male
39%
24

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 55%
Student 4 year graduation rate 11%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
85%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

133

Transfer students enrolled

13%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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