- Locked-in tuition and financial aid for on-campus undergraduate students.
- Many online program options with various tuition discounts for groups such as members of the military, international students, and Christian workers.
- Produces Christ-centered, career-ready graduates for a variety of careers and ministries.
For more than 80 years, Clarks Summit University has prepared men and women for Christ-honoring careers and ministries across the globe. Located in the foothills of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, the university offers programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels. In additional to on-campus studies, convenient online programs are available at all academic levels, from a unique high school dual enrollment program to a Ph.D.
Clarks Summit University's Accreditation, Tuition & Admissions Info
Accreditation and Approvals
Clarks Summit University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. CSU is also accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
- Undergraduate On-Campus: $23,890 per year
- Undergraduate Online: $350 per credit hour
- Graduate Studies (varies by program): $400-625 per credit hour
CSU's admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.
Undergraduate applicants pursuing on-campus studies must submit ACT/SAT scores, official transcripts, a resumé and an essay. The application process doubles as applicants' scholarship application for institutional aid.
Applicants for online studies, graduate studies and seminary studies must submit official transcripts, a personal profile and an endorsement. The GRE is not required.
- Student Population: 990
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Percentage receiving grant or scholarship aid: 98%
- Founded: 1932
- Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education and Association for Biblical Higher Education
- Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 68%
- Required Standardized Test(s): SAT, ACT or CLT
- Public/Private: Private Nonprofit
- Acceptance Rate: 95%
- Graduation Rate: 55%
- Athletics: NCAA Division III
- Mascot: Defenders
- Colors: Royal Blue, Silver and Black
- Address: 538 Venard Rd., South Abington Township, PA, 19411, USA
- Phone Number: (570) 586-2400
- Social Media: Facebook; Twitter
Online Degrees Offered
Clarks Summit University offers four online associate degrees, seven online bachelor’s degrees, and four online master’s degrees.
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Online Associate Degrees
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Online Master's Degrees
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