About Keystone College

Founded in 1868, Keystone College. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,410 full time undergraduate students, and 51 full time graduate students.

The Keystone College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 55 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Keystone College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate97%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range780-970
ACT Range16-21

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

48% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 13% were in the top quarter, and 3% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Keystone College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
32%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
5%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
15%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
32%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
30%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
5%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
15%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
25%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
35%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
11%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    24 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    16 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    26 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    26 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    26 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    26 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    26 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

Keystone College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Keystone College?

13 Students rated Keystone College

Melanie - 06/22/2020

It's a great school and provides so many opportunities. Whether it's something that has to do with the sciences or something to do with the arts there are no limits. Teachers are always available for help. There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in and chances to make new friends and meet so many new people.

Kristina - 06/22/2019

I truly value keystone college. They are a great support in every area. I have not made such a significant decision in a while and choosing keystone a positively impacted my life. Although there are challenges with balancing home life and school I k ow that I have the support necessary to be successful academically.

Moriah - 06/16/2019

It wasn't praised by alumni or current students, some professors didn't want to help other students and some students felt like their questions were never getting answered. The food was alright, but students complain about after effects. Sports are a priority and cater to the athletic department, and there's an in crowd if you weren't in it, no one listened.

Mykiara - 05/07/2019

My opinion keystone is a very outstanding school and they give each there students the tune that they need. As myself for applying they have been very welcoming in any of my concerns, questions, keeping up to date on my application. I’m proud to say the school has helped me out a lot.

Keystone College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Keystone College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Keystone College is 97%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Choose a college that you or your child wants to go to, not what they can afford to settle for. I had to settle with an affordable school and I regret it. However I made the most of my college career by making friends for life and learning as much as i possibly can!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Outgoing, liberal and diverse. This campus is friendly to gay, lesbian and transgender indivduals as well as a limited but present cultural diversity. I am lucky enough to have friends from everywhere on campus and can say that each individual brings something new and amazing to the campus. There is a lot of partying that goes on, but you only get to see it if you are interested in it, since this is a dry campus. Here, the atmosphere is what you make it. If you can balance schoolwork and social life, you got it made.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My opinion of this school is great. The campus is small, so it doesn't take a half an hour to get from one classroom to another. Also students know each other and are helpful when you need them. The school is very unique too because there are a lot of aspects that other schools don't have like hiking trails, a creek, Victorian style houses used as residence halls and offices, and a rich history based on helping the community. I really love Keystone and what it has to offer. The only thing I wish was different was the surronding town. I wished there were more stores and restaraunts nearby. There are a few in walking distance that are fun, but if we want a change we normally drive the short distance into Clarks Summit or Dickson City.

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  5. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics here are probably in the top three best things about Keystone. Since the classes are small (mine are normally seven to ten people), the teacher knows me and my learning style. We learn as a group instead of as individuals. It is really helpful when you need extra help or everybody doesn't understand something. Since it is a small group we can discuss a topic with a teacher so that we understand or we can ask the teacher to adpat the way the lessons are being taught. If something can't be done within the class, the teachers are more than willing to meet with anyone outside of class time. This has made it easier to understand material and ask for help when needed. It is kind of like a mini-family in each class where everyone including the teacher helps each other and works together.

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I really don't think there are stereotypes of students at Keystone. I mean I'm sure there are a few out there, but none that I am familiar with. Keystone is very diverse and has students of all differences.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Probably the most popular activities on campus are playing on a sports team and DJ Bingo. They are two very different but both very popular activities. Sports teams are popular because they help you make friends while you get to do something you love. Dj Bingo is fun because you get to play bingo, eat free food, and win cash prizes while listening to a dj play awesome music. You should check out both campus activities if you get the chance.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school would have to be the security. In each dorm there is only one video camera at the main enterance. This semester I was charged over 20 dollars in damages of school property because the could not identify the person/s that were responsible. If the security was better everyone would not have to pay these charges.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who wants to get a degree in a field they are passionate about and be assured a job once graduated.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small tight-knit community in a rural area.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person that should not attend this school is one that is not willing to work for their grades. Keystone college's art program is outstanding and you are expected to deliver, work hard, and excelle. If you are not there to learn and work, then I don't suggest this school for you. Besides acidemics if you are not an out-doors type of person and perfer the city, I don't suggest keystone for you.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Coming from a big school, I did not like, Keystone fits me perfectly. I love this school. Playing on the men's soccer team, intermural sports, my major, the people and professors in my major, and the campus, all make this school great for me.

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    As an art education student, I can freely brag about my campus as one of the bestin this field. Students who go here for this degree come out of here with a reputation for being amoung the best.

    Read all  4 answers
  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I was more prepared for the amount of work that I was doing inside the classes and outside. I feel like my high school did not prepare me anough for it, but I dont mind the work load here because I enjoy what I am doing.

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  15. What's unique about your campus?

    I really like the community feel and how nice students and faculty are to one another. I also really like the openness of the campus and how woodsey it feels.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    I had not heard much at all about Keystone before I came here, but since coming I haven't heard of a strereotype, I couldn't immediately laugh off a being rediculous.

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  17. What are your classes like?

    My classes are small and fun.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its beautiful seanery and friendly staff. The classes are smaal enough that the professors can extend individual attention to students who are having difficulties with any part of the material. Also, we have the best Cross-Country team in North-east Pennsylvania.

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  19. What do students complain about most?

    We're in Northeast Pennsylvania and the snow hits hard at times. We occasionally get power outages, but normally its no big deal.

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  20. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Parking at times, but that has improved. I do not have any issues that I would find frustrating. Help when requested as well as cooperation from student services in multiple areas has proven to be a positive experience. I am student that is very particular about understanding what or how everything is to be done, or what is expected, either of myself, or any other person or circumstance. I think the Biology lab could use new microscopes of a higher quality, and updated wash stations. Bathrooms should also have hands-free facilities and water-saving options.

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  21. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    When I'm not doing work in my dorm, I prefer the library. There are computers there to use and print from, and the upper level is a quiet study area with tables and couches.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

1,410

Total Undergrad Enrollment

51

Total Grad Students

22%

Out-Of-State

78%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

26

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

31%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
8%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

95% of students attending Keystone College receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,998

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$200

Books and Supplies

$10,352

Room and Board

35,550

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,575
$30 - $48K
$19,857
$48 - $75K
$24,239
$75 - $110K
$24,257
$110K & UP
$24,347

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