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Clarks Summit University Overview

Clarks Summit University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. CSU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Clarks Summit University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$25,771 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at CSU is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at CSU is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average CSU student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Clarks Summit University?


Contact details for CSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 538 Venard Rd, Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1250
Phone: 570-586-2400

How Do I Get Into CSU?

You can apply to CSU online at:

Admission Requirements for CSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSU?

58% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at CSU is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Can I Afford Clarks Summit University?

$25,771 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSU is $25,771. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSU, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $5,500 a year. That adds up to $22,000 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSU is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Clarks Summit University Undergraduate Student Diversity

321 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 467 undergraduate students at CSU, with 321 being full-time and 146 being part-time.


There are also 229 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 321 full-time undergraduates at CSU, 50% are male and 50% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clarks Summit University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 260
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Clarks Summit University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 11 countries are represented at CSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Bahamas, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Clarks Summit University

309 Took All Classes Online
432 Took At Least One Class Online
97.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at CSU. In 2020-2021, 432 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 62nd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of CSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Clarks Summit University was 97.7%. This is the #422 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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