Cheyney University Details
Today's Leaders, Tomorrow's Leader's
|Level of Selectivity
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).
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
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,
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.
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
Total cost: $12,080 (in-state); $17,100 (District of Columbia, Delaware,Maryland, New Jersey,New York); $18,104 (other states)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 85
April 1 (priority)
August 15; May 30 (fall); November 15
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
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.
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
Other regions: 29 states, 7 international
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
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling,
career planning and placement, womenís center, late-night escort, and
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;
Number of faculty members: 140
Student-teacher ratio: 16:1
Full-time faculty members: 99
Part-time faculty members: 41
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,
Athletic Contact: Director, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney,
Pennsylvania 19319; Telephone: 610-399-2287; 800-243-9639 (toll-free).
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Three summer sessions.
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
Certification: Elementary Education; Secondary Education