Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)

Learn About the 12 Colleges and Universities that Make Up the CSAC

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The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) has 12 member institutions from Middle Atlantic states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. The conference is headquartered at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania. Until 2008, the conference had been known as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC). Member schools are all small, private institutions, many with religious affiliations.

Colonial States Athletic Conference Sports:

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis

Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball

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Clarks Summit University

Kayaking on Ford's Lake, 5 miles from Clarks Summit University
Kayaking on Ford's Lake, 5 miles from Clarks Summit University. Squirrel Cottage / Flickr

Located on a 131-acre campus that includes a small lake, Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College) integrates Bible study with all other academic pursuits. Over 90% of undergraduates live on campus, and student life is active with clubs, intramural sports, and daily chapel.

  • Location: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private faith-centered college
  • Enrollment: 918 (624 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Defenders
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Clarks Summit profile
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Cabrini College

Cabrini College
Cabrini College. Photo Courtesy of Cabrini College

Students at Cabrini College can choose from 45 majors with popular programs in psychology, communications, marketing and biology. Academics are supported by a 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. The 112-acre campus is situated on Philadelphia's Main Line with easy access to the city.

  • Location: Radnor, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 2,428 (1,577 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Cavaliers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Cabrini College profile
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Cairn University

Cairn University
Cairn University. Desteini / Wikipedia

Known as Philadelphia Bible University until 2012, Cairn University's academic offerings go well beyond Biblical Studies (although it is the most popular major). Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and small classes. Philadelphia is about 20 miles to the south.

  • Location: Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Christian university
  • Enrollment: 1,043 (783 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Highlanders
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Cairn University profile
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Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College
Cedar Crest College. Photo Courtesy of Cedar Crest College

Nursing is the most popular of Cedar Crest College's 30 academic fields of study. Students receive plenty of personal attention with the school's 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 20. The college has historic ties to the United Church of Christ.

  • Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private women's liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 1,591 (1,388 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Falcons
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Cedar Crest College profile
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Centenary University (New Jersey)

Centenary University of New Jersey
Centenary University of New Jersey. Obmckenzie / Wikipedia

Located about an hour from Manhattan, Centenary University provides many internship opportunities for its students in the city. The college approaches education with a balance of liberal arts and career-centered learning. The college believes that students "learn by doing" and values hands-on, active learning.

  • Location: Hackettstown, New Jersey
  • School type: private liberal arts and professional university
  • Enrollment: 2,284 (1,548 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Cyclones
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Centenary University profile
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Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University. Photo Credit: Jim Roese
Gwynedd Mercy University. Photo Credit: Jim Roese. Photo Credit: Jim Roese

Located about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, Gwynedd Mercy University offers 40 academic programs with nursing and business administration being most popular majors at the bachelor's degree level. Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the school's graduation rate is strong in relation to the student profile.

  • Location: Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic university
  • Enrollment: 2,582 (2,000 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Griffins
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Gwynedd Mercy University profile
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Immaculata University

Immaculata University
Immaculata University. Jim, the Photographer / Flickr

Located on the Main Line about 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University has a healthy 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and small classes. Students can choose from more than 60 academic programs. Among undergraduates, business administration, nursing, and psychology are quite popular. Student life is active and includes several fraternities and sororities.

  • Location: Immaculata, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic university
  • Enrollment: 2,961 (1,790 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Mighty Macs
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Immaculata University profile
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Keystone College

Lackawanna Lake, 4 miles from the Keystone College Campus
Lackawanna Lake, 4 miles from the Keystone College Campus. Jeffrey / Flickr

With an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and average class size of 13, Keystone College students get plenty of personal attention. Students can choose from 30 majors with business, criminal justice, and natural sciences being the most popular. The school has an attractive, rural 270-acre campus.

  • Location: La Plume, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private college
  • Enrollment: 1,459 (1,409 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Giants
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Keystone College profile
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Marywood University

Marywood University
Marywood University. Marywood University / Wikimedia Commons

Marywood University's attractive 115-acre campus is an officially recognized national arboretum. The University of Scranton is just two miles away, and both New York City and Philadelphia are roughly a two-and-a-half hour drive. Undergraduates can choose from over 60 academic programs. Academics are supported by a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic university
  • Enrollment: 3,010 (1,933 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: North
  • Team: Pacers
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Marywood University profile
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Neumann University

Neumann University
Neumann University. Derek Ramsey / Wikimedia Commons

Located roughly 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia and 10 miles north of Wilmington, Delaware, Neumann University offers 17 bachelor's degree programs as well as several graduate degree options. Many students commute to campus, but the school does have a residential population as well. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

  • Location: Aston, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic university
  • Enrollment: 2,901 (2,403 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Knights
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Neumann University profile
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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland. Joe Wolf / Flickr

Notre Dame of Maryland University's 58-acre campus sits on the northern edge of Baltimore next to Loyola University Maryland. The university's holistic approach to education focuses on the whole student--intellectual, spiritual and professional. The university has an undergraduate women's college, a co-ed college for working adults, and a graduate studies division with a focus on professional fields.

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • School type: private Catholic university; women's college at undergraduate level
  • Enrollment: 2,612 (1,013 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Gators
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Notre Dame of Maryland University profile
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Rosemont College

Rosemont College
Rosemont College. RaubDaub / Flickr

Located eleven miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia on the Main Line, Rosemont College provides an intimate learning environment with an 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of just 12. Popular majors include biology, business, and psychology.

  • Location: Rosemont, Pennsylvania
  • School type: private Catholic liberal arts college
  • Enrollment: 887 (529 undergraduates)
  • CSAC Division: South
  • Team: Ravens
  • For acceptance rate, test scores, costs and other information, see the Rosemont College profile
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Grove, Allen. "Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)." ThoughtCo, Jan. 1, 2017, thoughtco.com/colonial-states-athletic-conference-csac-profile-786836. Grove, Allen. (2017, January 1). Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/colonial-states-athletic-conference-csac-profile-786836 Grove, Allen. "Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/colonial-states-athletic-conference-csac-profile-786836 (accessed September 20, 2017).