Clarks Summit University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Clarks Summit, PA

$26,082

Avg tuition

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About Clarks Summit University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Baptist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Clarks Summit University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 507, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 62%. The university offers 30 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 68%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $26,082.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

62% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

68% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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768

Students enrolled

60%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

81%

Black

6%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

45%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

8

Total Online Enrollment

462

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

83% On-campus

17% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 33% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 3% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 56% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $26,082 $26,082
Graduate $8,280 $8,280

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $6,490
On-campus other expenses $1,700
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $8,100
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,903
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,913

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $35,272 $35,272
Off-campus without family $38,085 $38,085
Off-campus with family $28,995 $28,995

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

30%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,488
State Grant Aid $3,836
Institution Grant Aid $11,872
Pell Grant Aid $3,915

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.