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Want the scoop on Clarks Summit University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors CSU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Clarks Summit University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Clarks Summit University was awarded 6 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is Biblical studies.

Overall Quality

CSU is ranked #1,286 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

CSU is also ranked #116 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSU?

Acceptance Rate

Clarks Summit University has an acceptance rate of 55%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for CSU.

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Clarks Summit University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CSU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clarks Summit University is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarks Summit University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Clarks Summit University is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At CSU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at CSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 531 undergraduates at CSU with 329 being full-time and 202 being part-time.

CSU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for CSU is 72.73 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.73 out of 100
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How Much Does Clarks Summit University Cost?

The overall average net price of CSU is $23,481. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,740 $22,740 $22,740 $22,740 $25,597

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,422 a year. That adds up to $37,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSU is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CSU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from CSU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $32,000 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 20% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Clarks Summit University make the most money.

Location of Clarks Summit University

Located in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit University is a private not-for-profit institution. South Abington Township is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Clarks Summit University

Contact details for CSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 538 Venard Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411-1250
Phone: 570-586-2400

Clarks Summit University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 22 majors graduated from Clarks Summit University. Of these students, 120 received undergraduate degrees and 83 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Biblical Studies 49 $25,700
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 22 NA
Communication & Media Studies 8 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 NA
Business Administration & Management 6 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 4 NA
Missionary Studies 2 NA
Allied Health Professions 2 NA
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 2 NA
Mathematics 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Clarks Summit University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CSU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 261 students took at least one online class at Clarks Summit University. This is a decrease from the 514 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 261 86
2016-2017 514 474
2015-2016 367 290
2014-2015 374 290
2013-2014 635 283

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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