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 363 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clarks Summit University acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Biblical Studies, Counseling Psychology, and Business. Graduating 55% of students, Clarks Summit University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,000.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Clarks Summit University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Most Popular Majors
Biblical Studies74 Graduates
Counseling Psychology17 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities11 Graduates
Religious Vocations7 Graduates
Business Support Services6 Graduates
Early Childhood Education6 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies6 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.18 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.6 responses
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Clarks Summit University Reviews
The best part of my time at CSU (then BBC) were the friendships and experiences that I had in the dorms. That combined with caring and involved faculty prepared me with the soft skills needed to navigate multiple careers. All schools have problems, but I wouldn't trade my time as a CSU student for anything!
This school can be great depending on what it is you are looking for in a school. It does not offer many degrees like other universities and it is in a not so well known area,very small environment, and it may be boring for some. It is not the best or cheapest school to go to especially if you are interested in fields such as business or health sciences, the options are very limited. However if you are looking for a good Christian education and learning more about the a Bible and pursuing ministry it is a great place to learn with many qualified experienced professors who are passionate about teaching.
Most people are very welcoming and open to conversing no matter your viewpoints. There are a handful that are not as warm and welcoming, but you would be hardpressed to find them. The school is constantly talking about how little money they have and press the current students for more money in any way that they can, but that's more of a nuisance than an actual problem.