1837 University Circle Cheyney, PA 19319 610-399-2275
http://www.cheyney.edu admissions@cheyney.edu
About Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Year of Foundation 1837
  • Size of Campus 275 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,401
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 22%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 1,339
Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney University was made possible by Richard Humphreys, a Quaker philanthropist who bequeathed $10,000, one tenth of his estate, to design and establish a school to educate the descendents of the African race. Born on a plantation in the West Indies, Richard Humphreys came to Philadelphia in 1764. Having witnessed the struggles of African Americans competing unsuccessfully for jobs due to the influx of immigrants, he became interested in their plight.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Ambassadors for Christ, Muslim Student Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 8%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Students of All Nations
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus May Weekend, Homecoming
  • Setting Suburban
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha KAppa Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Kappa Chi, Psi Chi
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Philadelphia (32), Newark (117)
  • Distance to nearest train Wilmington (15)
  • Distance to nearest bus Wilmington (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 60%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 76%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, other housing options
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 300
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 10
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 291,700
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 576
  • Campus Safety 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,451
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 120
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care
  • Counseling Services career, academic
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 485
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 795,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (West Chester University)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 14,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 1%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village