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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney, PA
  • Public
    4 year
  • 997
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:11
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 13%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $9,253
    Avg. Financial Aid
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.
Over 2,500 courses transfer into Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
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Founded 1837
Total Faculty 90
Full-Time Undergraduate 936
Part-Time Undergraduate 61
Application Acceptance Rate 85%
Transfer Students 133
Programs 26 Programs
Courses 920 Courses
Transfer Agreements 143 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 2,681 incoming Equivalencies
2,594 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $9,090
Out-of-State Tuition $13,744
Books and Supplies $1,500
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 77%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $4,838
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 86%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $4,415

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
    Cheyney accepts transfer students for Fall, Spring and Summer terms
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    Common Data for Year 2014-2015, Cheyney recieved 160 transfer applications.
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    Common Data for Year 2014-2015, Cheyney accepted 150 transfer students.
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Year 2014-2015, Cheyney has accepted 94% of the students who applied.
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Year 2014 -2015, 58% of transfer students accepted by Cheyney registered.
  • Transfer Agreements:
    Students must complete at least 30 of their last 45 credits and at least 1/2 of their major courses at Cheyney University in order to graduate and receive their degree from Cheyney.
  • View Agreements:
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    Some students may have learned college level material through life experience, or through other learning opportunities. Credit for Life Experience may be gained through the portfolio method or challenge exams.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    The minimum GPA for transferring to Cheyney is 2.0. Education majors must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Students must submit an official transcript for all credits that they wish to transfer into Cheyney University.
  • SAT Scores:
    Transfer students who have completed at least 12 college credits are not required to take the SAT or ACT standardized tests.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Letters of Recommendation are not required.
  • Essay:
    An essay is not required.
  • Application Fee:
    Submit a completed undergraduate admission application to the Office of Admissions along with a non-refundable $25 application fee.
  • Interview:
    There is no formal interview, but prospective students are expected to meet with an admission counselor, prior to admission. This meeting can either take place on campus or at one of our off-campus open houses.
  • Associates Degree Required:
  • Other Requirements:
    Certain degree programs have higher admission criteria. To learn more, please see visit our website at
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Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    College-level courses with a grade of 'C' or better from accredited institutions will be considered for transfer credit. Courses with grades of 'C-' or 'D' may transfer under the guidelines of the BOG Student Transfer Policy.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Cheyney University does not have a maximum transfer credit limit. Although students must meet all University Graduation & Residency Requirements of their major.

Information for Transfer Out Students

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle PO Box 200
Cheyney, PA 19319-0200
United States
Main Phone:
610-399-2275 or 1-800-CHEYNEY
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Transfer Admission Contact:
Vernell Edwards
Transfer Admissions Counselor, Admissions
Enrollment Management:
Kizzy Morris
Director of Enrollment Services & Registrar, Enrollment Services
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.