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  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 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 Administration and Management. Graduating 55% of students, Clarks Summit University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,000.
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
43%
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

Cost

Net Price
$17,482/ 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
    $14,604/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,715/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,368/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,606/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,718/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
363Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Christian
    86%
  • Sheltered
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.17 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • All the Above
    29%
  • Small
    29%
  • Caring
    14%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Welcoming
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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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!
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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.