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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA, USA
3.57 Average Rating

Founded in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the first historically black university in the nation and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. This public institution is home to a planetarium and aquaponics greenhouse, and features a Keystone Honors Academy for professional development and graduate school prep. Cheyne also offers support for pre-law majors through scholarship and the Pre-Law Society. The Academic Student Success Center offers professional and peer tutoring to struggling students year-round.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is checked
Yes
ACT
ACT is checked
Yes
Transcript
Transcript is checked
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 31

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
Average ACT Composite: 18
0
36

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
623
Total Number of Undergrads
623
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

0
100
7%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,656
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,904
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,170
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,016
Books and Supplies
$100

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
69%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,936
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
69%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,530
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,447

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,218
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$243

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
42
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

0
100
66%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wolves
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Atlanta
Pittsburgh
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,600

What Students Are Saying

3.57 Average Rating
Be self aware and push yourself to get things done. There are a few good councilors but you should know what you want to do and get it done. There are a ton of programs available to help you get out and get integrated into the university culture and even overseas!
Jacqueline from Honey Brook, PA
Cheyney University is a good college. I like the time there, because it's filled with nothing but positive people. It's a safe and homey environment and I plan to spend the rest of my college years there.
Shamir from Philadelphia, PA
In my league, friendly atmosphere, friendly guidance to help start me in the right direction. I am excited and determined to make my parents proud of me in which I was a handful in high school.
Khalil from Philadelphia, PA
The students, staff and professors are very nice.
I started band camp there and the welcoming was great.
The new dorm I am assigned to is beautiful.
Kaylah from Newark, NJ