Tuition & Fees

$10,236

$15,348

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 685
Declined + 1,015
Total Received 1,700
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Public

686

undergraduate students

25

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Social Relations
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Codes

SAT 2648
ACT 3696

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
30%
300-399
59%
200-299
3%
500-599
13%
400-499
31%
300-399
49%
200-299
7%
500-599
8%
400-499
28%
300-399
54%
200-299
10%
18-23
17%
12-17
83%
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School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 711
Established in 1837
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Cheyney, PA

275-acre, semirural 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.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 5% of male students
 
4 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
19%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
6%
400-499
30%
300-399
59%
200-299
3%
500-599
13%
400-499
31%
300-399
49%
200-299
7%
500-599
8%
400-499
28%
300-399
54%
200-299
10%
18-23
17%
12-17
83%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $24
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 685
Declined + 1,015
Total Received 1,700

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Tia Parks
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 CHEYNEY
F: 610 399-2099
admissions@cheyney.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Wolves
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Business Administration
Communication Arts
Computer/Information Science
Early Childhood Education/Pre-K-Grade 4
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Liberal Studies
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation/Leisure Management
Social Relations
Special Education
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Undergraduate

96%

686
students

Female
50%
345

Male
50%
341

Graduate

4%

25
students

Female
60%
15

Male
40%
10

undergraduateFull-time

90%

619
students

Female
51%
311

Male
49%
308

undergraduatePart-time

10%

67
students

Female
51%
34

Male
49%
33

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
82%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
2%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 1.60
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills

Career placement services

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

65%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Ghana
Jamaica
Kenya
Liberia
Nigeria
Zambia
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Monroe Griffin
Assistant Director of Admission
610 399-2117
mgriffin@cheyney.edu

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