Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA

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

Website: www.cheyney.edu/

Public
Co-ed
997
Undergraduate
Students
(49.9%) 498 Women
(50.1%) 499 Men
25
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 1,127 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 31

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.37
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,999
Out-of-state: $27,015
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,533
Out-of-state: $15,549
Room and Board
$11,466
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$10,675
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
45
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Cheyney Population
1,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolves
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
85.7% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.2% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students
0.2%
First-Year Students Returning
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required June 15
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1837 University Circle, PO Box 200
City, State, Zip
Cheyney, PA 19319
Phone
(610) 399-2275
Fax
(610) 399-2099
E-mail
admissions@cheyney.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 31
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 1,127 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 596 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 531 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
231 (24%) of 960 admitted students enrolled
Women
104 (20%) of 528 admitted students enrolled
Men
127 (29%) of 432 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.37
3.75 and Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
2%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
35%
2.00 - 2.49
32%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
7%
Score of 18 - 23
47%
Score of 12 - 17
47%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 4%
Top quarter: 23%
Top half: 54%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,999
Out-of-state: $27,015
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,533
Out-of-state: $15,549
Room and Board
$11,466
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003317
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
245 (98.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
227 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
201 (88.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
105 (52.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$10,675
Need-Based Gift
Received by 201 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,876
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 155 (77.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,800
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 83 (41.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Average amount $7,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,030 (97.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,005 (97.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
989 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
451 (45.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$11,789
Need-Based Gift
Received by 989 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,975
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 706 (71.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,900
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 570 (57.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Average amount $10,000

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Premedicine
Number of Awards
99
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,300
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Psychology, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
45
Part-Time Faculty
45
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
162
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Public Administration
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Cheyney Population
1,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
275 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Chester
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Elwyn

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
20%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wolves
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, national fraternities, national sororities, national council of negro women, student government association, alpha kappa alpha, gospel choir, modern men
Sororities
30% of women participate
Fraternities
30% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
997
Women
498 (49.9%)
Men
499 (50.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
936
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
85.7% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.2% White
5.6% Unknown
International Students.
0.2%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
25

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
55.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
22.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
25.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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