Clarks Summit University Rankings

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Ranking Category
#8709 of 14,131 In the World
#2177 of 2,597 In North America
#2081 of 2,496 In the United States
#144 of 155 In Pennsylvania

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$16,176 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Clarks Summit University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Clarks Summit University has an acceptance rate of 65% and is among the top 26% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 65% 60% 79%
Applicants 342 245 97
Admissions 223 146 77
Freshmen enrolled full time 66 41 25
Freshmen enrolled part time 11 7 4

75 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

244 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 426 (77%)
Hispanic 40 (7%)
Black or African American 29 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 22 (4%)
Two or more races 17 (3%)
Asian 12 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 2 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Clarks Summit University is $16,176 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $13,647
$30-48K $14,835
$48-75K $16,318
$75-110K $17,203
$110K+ $18,987

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $29,700$7,080
Tuition in-state $29,700$7,080
Tuition out-of-state $29,700$7,080

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 558
Combined charge for room and board $7,300
Room charge $2,850
Meal charge $4,450

Clarks Summit University majors

Clarks Summit University has granted 106 bachelor's degrees across 22 programs, 60 master's across 5 programs, and 6 doctorate degrees across 2 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Clarks Summit University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master Doctoral
Bible & Biblical Studies 4 20 26 4
Counseling Psychology 1 23 17
Business Administration and Management, General 2 13
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 2 7 2
Divinity & Ministry 8
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 7
Communication, General 6
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 5
Youth Ministry 4
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other 3
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 3
Athletic Training & Trainer 2
General Studies 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Missions & Missionary Studies 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 2
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics, General 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling 1
Grand Total 10 106 60 6

Clarks Summit University has a graduation rate of 64%, which is among the 32% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 62% 67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Notable alumni

  1. Robert Sumner

    Robert Sumner
    Born in
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    1922-2016 (aged 94)

    Robert L. Sumner was an American Christian author, Baptist pastor, evangelist and editor of the fundamentalist newspaper called The Biblical Evangelist.

General info

Alternative names BBC
SU of Pennsylvania
Summit University
Baptist Bible College of PA
Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
Summit U of Pennsylvania
Summit U
Baptist Bible Seminary
Baptist Bible College
Summit University of Pennsylvania
Baptist Bible College & Seminary
Founded 1932
Colors blue, white
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 121
Carnegie classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and contacts

Address 538 Venard Rd
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, 18411-1250
United States
City population 10,000
Phone 5705862400

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