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Clarks Summit University

South Abington Township, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

About Baptist Bible College

Clarks Summit University has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates for more than 80 years. Founded in 1932, this private, Christian college embraces its Baptist convictions and propels graduates into careers and service opportunities around the globe. Here at CSU, students receive a university experience that prepares them well for a career and also provides a biblical foundation for life. This Christ-centered, career-ready approach is the heartbeat of what you’ll experience as a CSU student.

Clarks Summit University Overview

Clarks Summit University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Baptist Bible College was founded in 1932 and enrolls around 1,001 students a year, including 722 undergrad students. Baptist Bible College offers on-campus housing for up to 720 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 15.

Student Involvement at Baptist Bible College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Baptist Bible College's theater groups.

Baptist Bible College does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 Baptist Bible College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%
Tuition $26,082

Is Baptist Bible College a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer idea of what Baptist Bible College offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Clarks Summit University

It is not difficult to get into Baptist Bible College. Around 51% of applicants get into Baptist Bible College each year. Out of 211 applications received in 2022, 107 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baptist Bible College

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

Approximately 65% of students who start at Baptist Bible College return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Baptist Bible 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 Baptist Bible College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Baptist Bible College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Clarks Summit University's endowment was $2.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $5,466 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Baptist Bible 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 Baptist Bible College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $29,483 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is available 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Baptist Bible College.

Based on this information, is Baptist Bible College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Baptist Bible College a good school for you?

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Where is Baptist Bible College?

Baptist Bible College is located in the suburban setting of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in seeing Baptist Bible College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Clarks Summit, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Wilkes-Barre Scranton International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Baptist Bible College and Clarks Summit are like without leaving home.

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College Info

538 Venard Road South Abington Township, PA 18411

Campus Setting: Suburban

Baptist Bible College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baptist Bible College is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baptist Bible College is Continuous processing.

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

Baptist Bible College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

17 to 26

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Baptist Bible College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Baptist Bible College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$32,572

In State

$32,572

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,082
$26,082
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$6,490
$6,490
Books
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Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Baptist Bible College is like? There are approximately 1,001 students enrolled at Baptist Bible College, including 722 undergraduate students and 279 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from PA and 44% percent of students are from other states.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

56%

In State

44%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,001

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

51%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,082

Out-of-State

$26,082

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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