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  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Cheyney is a public university located in Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Area. As a historically black college, Cheyney has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 657 undergraduate students. The Cheyney acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Sociology, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 16% of students, Cheyney alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,700.
About Cheyney University of Pennsylvania...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,013/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,522/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,060/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,186/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,113/ year
  • $110k+
    $2,878/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
657Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Hardworking
    63%
  • Cultural
    25%
  • I say half are hardworking & others just party
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.21 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Once you come it'll be hard to leave
    50%
  • Make the best of hat you have
    25%
  • Hardwork and determination
    13%
  • Incoming freshmen, feeling optimistic
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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Cheyney is a very diverse school with a rich history. But it could use some improvement. The school provides student with much information about many subjects especially history but the english department does not provide enough classes for english major students. The school doesn't even provide classes that help students specifically in creative writing.
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I like Cheyney because it’s small. I get the individual help from professors, I need while enjoying my college life. The campus is beautiful. The people are so nice. Everyone is so nice. Since cheyney is the first HBCU, the campus is rich with culture and learning experiences in every video.
Cheyney isn’t definitely a school o would recommend to freshman or anyone that’s looking for a full on college experience meaning not all about just class wanting to explore and go to events. Cheyney definitely isn’t a school for that due to the funding problems they are having and not being to afford anything.... but I will say the faculty and staff our great !! They are very helpful and always got ear out if you need them!