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Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%

Clarks Summit University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Clarks Summit University. The university admitted 51% of all applicants in 2017. Out of 211 applications received in 2023, 107 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Clarks Summit University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/15 and the application fee is $40.

Clarks Summit University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Clarks Summit University's admissions stats.

Clarks Summit University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 34%
Waitlist No

Clarks Summit University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Clarks Summit University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15

Want to Apply Early to Clarks Summit University?

Clarks Summit University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Clarks Summit University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Clarks Summit University

Clarks Summit University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Clarks Summit University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Clarks Summit University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Clarks Summit University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Clarks Summit University for more information on admission factors.

Clarks Summit University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Clarks Summit University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Clarks Summit University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements Christian testimony
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Clarks Summit University?

Students admitted to Clarks Summit University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3. At Clarks Summit University 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Clarks Summit University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2017, 61% of Clarks Summit University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 34% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Clarks Summit University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Clarks Summit University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Clarks Summit University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Clarks Summit University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Clarks Summit University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Clarks Summit University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Clarks Summit University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Clarks Summit University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Clarks Summit University.

Does Clarks Summit University accept transfer credits?

✅ Clarks Summit University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Clarks Summit University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Clarks Summit University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Clarks Summit University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Clarks Summit University?

✅ Clarks Summit University is not test optional.

What is Clarks Summit University's acceptance rate?

✅ Clarks Summit University's acceptance rate is 51%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Clarks Summit University?

❌ Clarks Summit University does not offer early decision.

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Clarks Summit University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Clarks Summit University? Clarks Summit University is a less selective institution. The Clarks Summit University acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


Clarks Summit University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clarks Summit University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clarks Summit University is Continuous processing.

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

Clarks Summit University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Clarks Summit University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Clarks Summit University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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