Central Pennsylvania College: Narrative Description
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE K-17
College Hill Rd.
Summerdale, PA 17093-0309
Web Site: http://www.centralpenn.edu/
Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: 35-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 866. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,239 applied, 56% were admitted. Full-time: 550 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 316 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 14% 25 or older, 40% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.
Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/20. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $17,160 includes full-time tuition ($10,440), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($6150). College room only: $4500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $290 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $190 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.
Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Christian Fellowship, College Council, Student Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda, Travel Club. Major annual events: Career Expo, Fashion Show, Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 383 college housing spaces available; 367 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Charles T Jones Leadership Library plus 1 other with 7,923 books, 4,850 serials, 356 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Located in the small town of Summerdale, Pennsylvania, Central Penn is just across the river from Harrisburg. As the state capital, Harrisburg is home to a variety of recreational, cultural, historic, and sporting attractions.
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