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Campus & Student Life at Clarks Summit University

Home to about 507 undergraduates in 2020, CSU is a very small, private university located in South Abington Township, Pennsylvania. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, CSU offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by CSU can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our CSU Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Clarks Summit University is a Baptist Affiliated Faith-Based Institution.

Faith-based colleges and universities like CSU typically have similar core requirements and offerings to secular institutions but likely require undergraduates to take some religious studies.

If a Baptist enhanced curriculum interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Baptist Colleges and Universities.

CSU Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit CSU Disability Services.

CSU for the Military

While not a "service academy", CSU does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit CSU Veteran Services . For more information, check out our CSU for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarks Summit University

CSU offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarks Summit University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Clarks Summit University

CSU has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 507 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 335 (66.1%). Part-time attendance was 172 (33.9%).


Clarks Summit University is Ranked #591 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, CSU receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank CSU #591 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Clarks Summit University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at CSU by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the CSU Diversity Guide.

Clarks Summit University Competes in the NCAA

CSU has a total of 153 student athletes, 78 men and 75 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$374,907
Total Expenses (all teams)$374,907

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Clarks Summit University Athletics

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