Clarks Summit University is a christ-centred university located in Pennsylvania, offering quality education to the students from last more than 80 years. Since inception in 1932, this private Christian college is preparing christ-centred, career-ready graduates who can explore a wide variety of undergraduate majors and graduate programs while continuing their studies at Clarks. Over 900 students (2019) form 30 US states and various countries are enrolled at the university.
Clarks Summit University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All the degree courses that are offered by the college have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The university has been accredited since 1968 by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Also, the Teacher Education programs at the university have received approval from Pennsylvania state certification.
|No. of Campuses||One|
|No. of Residence Halls||11|
|Mode of Program||Full time and Online|
Campus of Clark Summit University is situated in suburban South Abington Township. Nestled among the hills, the campus is spread on more than 111 acres of beautiful, Pennsylvanian woodland. It is almost 10 miles away from Scranton, which is the largest city in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
There are 17 major buildings on Clark Summit University’s campus, athletic facilities, a four-acre lake, residence halls, cafés, academic buildings and much more. Besides a huge cafeteria, gymnasium, theatre stage and other recreation and meeting spaces are located in the Phelps Student Center.
Residence halls at the university offer a distinct and safe living environment to the students. The suite-style living helps the students to focus on small groups and community living which in turn promotes spiritual growth through life-changing relationships. There are numerous residence halls which you can choose for your stay.
All the halls are designed to make it easy for the students to form positive and God-honoring relationships with other students. There are separate residence halls for men and women. Women are provided accommodation in Barndollar Hall, Carter Hall, and Fletcher Hall. Men can stay in either Bancroft Hall, Loescher Hall or Ridley Hall.
There are more than 40 undergraduate academic programs available at Clark Summit University which include majors in business and communications, health and sports sciences, human services, Christian ministries and education.
The students also have the option to earn an online associate or bachelor’s degree in four different study areas. They can select from four online associate degree programs and seven online bachelor’s degree programs.
Graduate programs of Clark Summit University offer a detailed academic experience in Bible, Education, Counselling, Literature and Organizational Leadership from a thoroughly biblical perspective. Students can get a master’s degree online as well.
Application Portal: International students can fill the application form online and submit it with the required documents to the Admission Office of the university. Documents can be submitted either through email or direct mail.
Application Fee: Students have to submit 25 USD as application fee.
Admission Requirements: IELTS scores, personal essay, original academic transcripts/mark sheets, official program completion certificate/degree/diploma.
Additional requirements: Passport issued by official authorities, Birth certificate, valid student Visa, signed a confidential statement of finances.
Full-time undergraduate students of Clark Summit University are required to pay a tuition fee of 26,082 USD for a year. Tuition fees (per credit hour) for online programs are tabulated below:
|Program||Tuition Fee (per credit hour)|
|Undergraduate (Online)||395 USD|
|M.A., M.Min., and M.Div.||445 USD|
|M.Ed. and MSC||550 USD|
|Th.M. and PhD.||680 USD|
Charges for living in an on-campus residence hall along with a meal plan, for a semester, are:
There are various types of scholarships granted to students based on academic performance. If you are a qualified, full-time, on-campus undergraduate student then you are eligible to avail following CSU scholarships.
Other scholarships available:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$23,890 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Clarks Summit University Enrollment||1073|
|Average Graduation Rate||76.1%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$23,890 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$16,500 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$6,150 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,700 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$8,100 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,903 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,913 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,913 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Association for Biblical Higher Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
It's 121 credits, it is a great program and great school, it was pretty easy to get into. I choose this college because God really laid it on my heart after I visited it Durning my fall break my senior year visiting family. I picked this program because I have always wanted to do ministry after college.
It's a great curriculum
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