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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Clarks Summit University is an above-average private, Christian university located in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania in the Scranton Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 356 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clarks Summit University acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Biblical Studies, Counseling Psychology, and Business. Graduating 65% of students, Clarks Summit University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
About Clarks Summit University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Address
538 Venard Rd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Clarks Summit University 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
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
873-1126
ACT Range
17-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,157/ 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
$12,802/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
91%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
356Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
147
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Christian
    88%
  • Sheltered
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Small
    38%
  • All the Above
    25%
  • Caring
    13%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Welcoming
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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Overall, CSU is an excellent school. The professors are close to the students, and the overall God-centered atmosphere is amazing. CSU's online classes are challenging yet not over-loading. If you are somebody who is looking for a God-centered, small Christian school, Clarks Summit University is the right choice for you!
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Great college! The community of the students is my favorite part about CSU. It helps to build life-long friendships that are supportive in every way. The professors care about the students more than just "students" and are very real people that will meet and talk with you about topics outside of academics.
The college seemed good when i first enrolled. But since then it just seems like a place full of closed minded people. I am regularly afraid to be myself and to question authority for fear of being expelled (specifically because of my sexuality - i am in the closet for this reason). However, I do not have enough money to afford anywhere else at the moment and I want to graduate as soon as possible.