Central Penn College

country rank  1469
world rank  4645

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University Overview

Established in 1881, Central Penn College is a for-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Summerdale (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Central Penn College (Central Penn) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Central Penn College (Central Penn) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 139 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. Central Penn also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Central Penn
Founded 1881
Motto Your bridge to success
Colours Maroon and silver

University Location

Address 600 Valley Road, PO Box 309
Summerdale
17093-0309 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (800) 759 2727
Fax +1 (717) 732 5254

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is neither required nor recommended
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office

(717) 728 2201

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central Penn College's Library
Central Penn College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 23,626 physical volumes, 1,428 physical media, 21,136 digital/electronic medium and 34 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Central Penn College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 403 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1977


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Global

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