Cheyney University Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address Cheyney
City Cheyney
State pennsylvania
Zip 19319
Phone 610-399-2000
Total Enrollment 1743
Motto Today's Leaders, Tomorrow's Leader's
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Bus service from the Cheyney campus to downtown Cheyney is provided during the academic year. Students have access to shopping and dining, as well as social, cultural, and recreational activities in Wilmington, Delaware (located within 15 miles), and Philadelphia (located 24 miles away).
History Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (CUP) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution founded in 1837 by Philadelphia Quaker Richard Humphreys. The school moved to Cheyney in 1902, began postsecondary instruction in 1931, and awarded its first bachelorís degree in 1932. CUP was originally named the Institute for Colored Youth and changed names five times between 1903 and 1959, when it adopted its present name. Cheyney continues in its original mission to train African-American teachers, but its programs have expanded to include journalism, medicine, business, science, industrial arts, communications, sports, and politics. Cheyney students represent a variety of races, cultures, and nationalities, and the university celebrates this diversity by fostering cultural and social experiences and supportive services that will enable individual students to meet the challenges of a dynamic, competitive, technological society. CUP is situated on 275 acres in a rural area that is steadily becoming more suburban. New facilities include three dormitories, a dining hall, and a student center. A featured campus attraction is the planetarium in the George Washington Carver Center. The University is one of thirteen members of the Pennsylvania University System.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Cheyney University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and masterís degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $4016 (in-state); $9036 (District of Columbia,Delaware,Maryland,New Jersey, New York); $10,040 (other states) Room and board: $4267 Special fees: $655 Books: $700 Total cost: $12,080 (in-state); $17,100 (District of Columbia, Delaware,Maryland, New Jersey,New York); $18,104 (other states)
In State Tuition 4016
Out of State Tuition 9036
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 85
Financial-Aid Deadline April 1 (priority)
Admission Deadline August 15; May 30 (fall); November 15 (spring)
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school and completion of the following units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, 3 social science; some foreign language recommended; official high school transcript; minimum 2.0 GPA; recommendation from counselor or teacher; personal essay. A $20 application fee in money order or certified check is required. Students from Pennsylvania who are motivated and come highly recommended but do not do well on the SAT or ACT are considered for admission through the Act 101 provision, which provides intensive assistance during the studentís first year.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 128 semester hours and completion of core requirements, including 6 English, 3 mathematics, 6 science, 6 social science, 4 physical education, and 1 computer course; minimum 2.0 GPA; 32 hours in residence. Graduating students are expected to attend graduation.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,743 In-state: 1,522 Other regions: 29 states, 7 international
Diversity 189
Student Life Campus Regulations: Cars permitted in designated areas; dorm residents must purchase meal plan; mandatory class attendance; freshman dorm visitation is Sunday-Thursday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight; upperclassman visitation is Sunday-Thursday from 3 p.m. to midnight and Friday-Saturday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; coed dorm visitation during weekends for upperclassmen; students must have health insurance. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, womenís center, late-night escort, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, and band. Students may get involved in the Cheyney Record (student-run newspaper) or the Beacon (yearbook). Communication majors or volunteers can work at WCUB, the campus radio station. The World Culture Center exposes students to different international cultures. The Cheyney Wolves have won national competitions in womenís and menís basketball and soccer. Leadership opportunities can be found in the Student Government and Cooperative Association (SGCA), which sponsors speakers and performers. Students can also get involved in the more than twenty campus organizations, including premedical and prelaw societies as well as business and cheerleading clubs. Greek sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Several honor societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: 1,200 housing spaces; freshmen given priority; freshman-only housing.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 140 Student-teacher ratio: 16:1 Full-time faculty members: 99 Part-time faculty members: 41
Athletic Program Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate sports: menís basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, tennis, track and field, and wrestling; womenís basketball, bowling, cross-country, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural sports: basketball, karate, softball, swimming, touch football, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319; Telephone: 610-399-2287; 800-243-9639 (toll-free).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May Three summer sessions.
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Communications Technology, Computer and Information Sciences, Criminal Justice, English, General Science, Geography, Geography Education, History, History Education, Mathematics, Music, Music Education, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Theater Art Bachelor of Science: Accounting; Administrative Systems; Biology/Chemistry (dual); Biology Education; Business Management and Administration; Chemistry Education; Chemistry/Science Education; Clothing and Textiles; Drafting and Design; Early Childhood Education; Economics; Electronics; Elementary Education; English Education; Entrepreneurship; Fashion Design; Fashion Merchandising; Finance; French Education; Health and Physical Education; Home Economics; Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; Industrial Arts; Industrial Technology; Management; Marketing; Mathematics Education; Medical Technology; Music Education; Office Administration; Park, Recreation, and Leisure; Physical Science; Science Education; Secondary Education; Social Science Education; Spanish Education; Special Education; Tax Accounting Masterís Degree: Adult and Continuing Education; Educational Administration Certification: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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