Cheyney Made is a promise, an invitation, and a call.

Join the rich legacy and dynamic future of the nation’s first HBCU—established in 1837—and one of its most prestigious members. Here, you will find your voice within a select community and develop the character, intellect, and talent required to succeed. You will also discover how to leave your mark on the world by sharing our inherent sense of social responsibility and passion for excellence.

Who can turn “I wish” to “I will”?
Cheyney can. Because for over 185 years, Cheyney has.

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Embrace the Life of a Cheyney Student

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.

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Get the Cheyney Experience

As the nation’s first historically Black institution has been dedicated to empowering minority students since 1837. Our goal is to inspire excellence in academics, character, and social responsibility.

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Choose the Field that is Right for You

With 10 major courses of study and 6 minors, Cheyney builds an exceptional foundation for career opportunities in the modern world.

Prepare for Success on Every Level

Cheyney University Honors Academy is a far-reaching program that seeks to foster intellectually enriching experiences for the entire campus community.

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What’s Happening at Cheyney

April 22, 2024

May 2024 Cheyney Newsletter, “The Howl”

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March 12, 2024

Cheyney HRTM Achieves Reaccreditation

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October 11, 2023

Cheyney University Awarded Nearly $500,000 in Critical Sector Job Quality...

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Come See Cheyney for Yourself

1st HBCU in the Nation
12:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
#1 Public HBCU for College Scholarships
#1 in Social Mobility in PA State System
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Who We Are

We are Cheyney Made

Home to the nation’s oldest HBCU, we provide diverse perspectives, thoughtful opinions, and tangible results.

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Our Research Center

Getting to the Heart of the Solution

The CU Institute for the Contemporary African American Experience serves as a catalyst in developing solutions to complex issues.
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