Summit University of Pennsylvania in Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit, PA

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Overview

Summit University of Pennsylvania offers 153-degree programs and 54 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. Acceptance Rate is 86%. 58.7% are women, and 41.3% are men. 1% percents of international students. Summit University of Pennsylvania is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Summit University of Pennsylvania is 16249$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $23122 and $30350 per year. 52% of full-time Summit University of Pennsylvania students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $29,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Summit University of Pennsylvania is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,249
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Summit University of Pennsylvania students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,885
$30,001 - $48,000$14,546
$48,001 - $75,000$15,877
$75,001 - $110,000$17,694
$110,001+$17,886

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2200

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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14%

Types of financial aids

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432 of Summit University of Pennsylvania undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Summit University of Pennsylvania number 128 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at Summit University of Pennsylvania awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$29,000

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Summit University of Pennsylvania.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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52%

52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Summit University of Pennsylvania completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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86%

In comparison to National Average

Summit University of Pennsylvania acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.

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86%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Summit University of Pennsylvania acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 18%.

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86%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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82%

Total

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65%

Full time

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17%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

74%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Summit University of Pennsylvania full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Summit University of Pennsylvania is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

15
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1%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Summit University of Pennsylvania the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Summit University of Pennsylvania and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Pennsylvania.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Summit University of Pennsylvania offers 153 programs in total: 84 are for Bachelor's degree, 33 - for Master's degree, 21 - for Associate's degree, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 394 universities in Pennsylvania state. Summit University of Pennsylvania is one of the few institutions in Pennsylvania that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 54 distance education programs that are provided in the Summit University of Pennsylvania: 18 are for Master's degree, 18 - for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Associate's degree and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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Summit University of Pennsylvania provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 503 students with 15096 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 229 with 5492 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 25 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Summit University of Pennsylvania

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Clarks Summit is filled with extremely closed minded people! Clarks admissions staff discriminated against me. They stopped my application because they are not inclusive of other Christian faiths, contrary to their own theological statement. Even after a phoned and also a written appeal, they failed to act Christlike in their acceptance of others.

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Overall Rating:

I would not have my undergraduate degree of it were not for this school. I came in as a mess. I was not academically disciplined, I suffered from depression, I had a lot going on in my home life. This school took me in when my old school Clearwater Christian College shut down and not only accepted all of my credits, they embraced me as family. Some of the best friends I will ever have were met here. Some of the wisest men I have ever met were met here. Even when I did fail academically or I misbehaved, the school was giving me wise counsel and cheering me to push forward. I am in an excellent graduate school because of this institution. I am beyond thankful to have attended CSU. Did I disagree with some of the teachings? Yes. Did I disagree with some of the ways they did things? Yes. But I learned how to engage with people I disagree with rather than be in a bubble, and that helped me think critically. I am more qualified to become a minister of the gospel because of this place. This school exhibited a prime example of Matthew 18:21-22. Thank you CSU!

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Overall Rating:

Clarks Summit University is an amazing place to try your hand in athletics, leadership, music, and most important, growing in your faith! Clarks Summit University has/is prepping me for a life of ministry, and I am beyond thankful to the profs that literally call me during the Summer to check in, and pray for me daily. I am in my senior year here at CSU, and I would absolutely recommended this school to anyone trying to find their place in this world. Please engage with our admissions counselors, and visit this campus to understand the values this campus stands for. Christ is at the Center of Everything we do is the school's motto, and while this school does have shortcomings, good luck finding one school, or even one person that doesn't. The academic atmosphere is great in class, but the students and profs are very approachable for the most part. Questions are encouraged, office hours are numerous, and God IS present. This school helped me through addiction, spiritual drought, and even uncertainty in the professional world. Now I am fighting my demons, involved in ministry (that CSU helped set up, including a youth pastor internship in Michigan!) and I have a clear goal to lead children/teens in ministry. God bless! Romans 8:28

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Overall Rating:

As a recent graduate of Clarks Summit University, I am eager to express my gratitude towards the school for preparing me to utilize my abilities to serve Christ in our world. CSU is a phenomenal school and any student who is serious about receiving an education that will equip him or her to serve the Lord should prayerfully consider enrolling.

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Overall Rating:

My experience as an online MA student at (then) BBC & S - which is now Summit U. of PA and soon should become Clarks Summit University - was a very pleasant and positive experience. It met the criteria I was concerned with: 1) Doctrinally sound, 2) Credible/reputable degree, 3) Moderate cost, 4) Minimal/manageable number of credit hours, 5) Totally online with no residency required.The professors were "tough and tender" meaning they "spoke the truth in love" (as Ephesians 4:15 instructs) and did their best to help us stretch and grow both academically and spiritually. I heartily recommend the college to anyone seeking to further their Christian/ministry higher education and pursue an online MA as their graduate degree.

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Location & Website

Address: 538 Venard Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5705862400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: summitu.edu

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