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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1837
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 1837 University Circle, Cheyney, Pennsylvania, United States, 19319
    • Phone:
    • +16103992000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public, co-educational and the nation's first historically black university, founded in 1837. The university is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cheyney University has a 275-acre campus that is located in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, a community within Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and Thornbury Township, Delaware County, in the state of Pennsylvania. 

Academic Highlights

Cheyney University students represent a variety of races, cultures, and nationalities who receive educational instruction far beyond the vision of Richard Humphreys. Cheyney graduates still become teachers, but students also enter careers such as journalism, medicine, business, science/technology, law, communications, and government service. The university offers baccalaureate degrees in an array of disciplines and master’s degrees in teaching, education and public administration.

Life in Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney’s vibrant campus life provides exceptional opportunities to gain a greater understanding of the world around you, take on new responsibilities, and broaden your perspective.

School Ranking

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1837. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #164-#215. 


Students wishing to apply for a course at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in USA can refer to the following link on admission to courses:

Notable Alumni

Marcus Foster, Bayard Rustin, Jim Vance, Ed Bradley 

Acceptance Rate

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania admissions is less selective with an acceptance rate of 39%.

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