Resources › For Students and Parents Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Cheyney University Library. Smallbones / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated September 15, 2017 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Admissions Overview: Since Cheney University has open admissions, any student has the opportunity to study there, as long as he or she has completed high school (or the GED). Prospective students still need to apply to the school, and can do so by visiting the school's website. Students should fill out an application form, submit high school transcripts, and send in scores from the SAT or ACT. Admissions Data (2016): Cheyney University Acceptance Rate: -Cheyney has open admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What's a good SAT score?ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What's a good ACT score? Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Description: Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public, four-year university located in Cheyney, Pennsylvania (see all Philadelphia area colleges). Founded in 1837, CU has a rich history as the oldest Historically Black College or University in the nation. CU is home to about 1,200 students with a student/faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The university offers baccalaureate degrees in over 30 areas of study between the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education and Professional Studies. To keep students engaged outside of the classroom, CU is home to a variety of student clubs, organizations, and intramural sports. CU also has an active Greek life with four sororities and five fraternities. When it comes to intercollegiate athletics, CU competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with sports including men’s football, women’s bowling, and men’s and women’s track and field. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 746 (709 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female93% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $11,356 (in-state); $17,452 (out-of-state)Books: $1,500 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,852Other Expenses: $2,850Total Cost: $27,558 (in-state); $33,654 (out-of-state) Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 89%Loans: 90%Average Amount of AidGrants: $10,693Loans: $6,726 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%Transfer-out Rate: 51%4-Year Graduation Rate: 5%6-Year Graduation Rate: 16% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Cheyney University, You May Also Like These Schools: Coppin State UniversityLock Haven UniversityNorfolk State UniversityCalifornia University of PennsylvaniaDelaware State UniversityTemple UniversityShaw UniversityClark Atlanta UniversityVirginia State UniversityHoward University Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.cheyney.edu/about-cheyney-university/cheyney-mission-vision.cfm "Established in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania cherishes its legacy as America’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education. Our mission is to prepare confident, competent, reflective, visionary leaders and responsible citizens. We uphold our tradition of academic excellence as we maintain our historical commitment to opportunity and access for students of diverse backgrounds. Cheyney University provides a nurturing, intellectually challenging and socially enriching environment."