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Central Penn College is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,462, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 36 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $11,880 (2011-12).
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|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to Central Penn College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 42.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||42.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Central Penn College is 16:1, and the school has 86.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Central Penn College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Police Science; Computer and Information Sciences, General; Accounting; and Homeland Security. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 52.8 percent.
Central Penn College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,462, with a gender distribution of 34.5 percent male students and 65.5 percent female students. At this school, 17.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Central Penn College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and day care. Central Penn College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Central Penn College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Central Penn College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$11,880 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data