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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    D
  12. Safety
    C
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 433 undergraduate students. The Cheyney acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Sociology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 26% of students, Cheyney alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,600.
1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319
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About Cheyney...
Athletic Division
Independent
Athletic Conference

Cheyney Admissions

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

Cost

Net Price
$8,433/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,479/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
433Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
33
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Hardworking
    67%
  • Cultural
    22%
  • I say half are hardworking & others just party
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.22 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Once you come it'll be hard to leave
    44%
  • Make the best of hat you have
    22%
  • difficult
    11%
  • Hardwork and determination
    11%
  • Incoming freshmen, feeling optimistic
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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My experience here at Cheyney University was a blessing! Professors and faculty show much love there, it is more like a family environment at Cheyney. The professors really push their students in becoming better academically, the challenges there ended in success.
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I like that Cheyney University offers the possibility of a full time ride through the Keystone Honors Academy Scholarship. A high school student with a 3.0 GPA or 22 ACT score can have the opportunity to not have to pay for schooling and it's fees. I do however wish they used their budget better. There has been on campus issues with water and electrical difficulties that have either lasted some time or occurred multiple times. The food halls timing should be adjusted too, for they close to early in the day when students are still up and about after those hours. The campus life isn't that exciting, their isn't really that much student interaction unless there is an event on campus.
The online experience at Cheyney University was decent, the whole transition due to COVID-19 was unpredictable, but manageable. Most of my classes online were tolerable, and I actually did a great job in the end. Overall, most of the professors did their part as far as making sure their lectures were understood and stayed on top of communication.