Clarks Summit University: Ranking & Review

Clarks Summit University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate55%56%54%
Enrolled undergraduates1035647
Enrolled total (including graduate students)741418323

514 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

474 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Clarks Summit University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $6,150 and other expenses per full academic year.

Clarks Summit University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 378 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$23,890$23,890
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$690$690
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,200$7,200
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$400$400

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Theology and Religious Vocations5826910166
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services81220
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1111
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1010
Health Professions and Related Programs55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies33
English Language and Literature & Letters123
Biological and Biomedical Sciences33
Grand Total301549010284

A total of 184 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Clarks Summit University.

At the master's and doctor's level 100 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate65%59%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 64%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesBBC
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
Religious affiliationBaptist
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff104
Instructional FTE51
Research FTE1
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address538 Venard Rd
South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, 18411-1250
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population2,500 - 10,000

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