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Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Central Penn College

Central Penn College Overview

Central Penn College is a private school in a small town setting in Summerdale, Pennsylvania. Central Penn College was founded in 1881 and enrolls 941 undergrads and no graduate students. Central Penn College provides on-campus housing for up to 400 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 40% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Central Penn College!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Central Penn College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Central Penn College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Central Penn College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Central Penn College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Central Penn College on the Student Life page.

2022 Central Penn College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $17,784

Is Central Penn College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Central Penn College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Central Penn College

Central Penn College is not difficult to get into. The university admitted 79% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 436 applications received in 2022, 344 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Penn College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 47% of students who start at Central Penn College return the next year. Around 34% of students who started at Central Penn College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Central Penn College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Central Penn College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Penn College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Central Penn College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central Penn College.

Based on this information, how does Central Penn College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Central Penn College a good school for you?

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Where is Central Penn College Located?

Central Penn College is located in the small town setting of Summerdale, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Harrisburg.

If you would like to see Central Penn College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Summerdale, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central Penn College and Summerdale are like without leaving home.

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College Info

College Hill & Valley Roads Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

Campus Setting: Small Town

Central Penn College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central Penn College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central Penn College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central Penn College ACT Scores

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Central Penn College SAT Scores

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Central Penn College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$26,130

In State

$26,130

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$17,784
$17,784
Fees
$930
$930
Housing
$7,416
$7,416
Books
Unknown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Central Penn College is like? There are approximately 941 students enrolled at Central Penn College. 24% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from PA and 5% percent of students are from other states.

24%

Full Time

75%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

941

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$18,714

Out-of-State

$18,714

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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