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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA 4-Year Public

About Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Cheyney, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania currently enrolls around 1,022 students a year, including 997 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance rate: 85%

Average GPA: 2.37

Mean ACT score: 18

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: March 31

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2015?

Admission to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is minimally difficult. The acceptance rate at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 85 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.37 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 18.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, around 55 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 280 students who started at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania as first-time freshman, 30 graduate within four years.

Around 25 percent of students who started at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,000 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Cheyney University of Pennsylvania sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1837 University Circle, PO Box 200 Cheyney, PA 19319

Campus Setting: Suburban

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is Mar 31.

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

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania ACT Scores


ACT Range

15 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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21 and Above


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15 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is 18. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania SAT Scores


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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is like? There are approximately 1,022 students enrolled at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, including 997 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from PA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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