Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeD
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.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
Most Popular Majors
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.22 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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
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.
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.