Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion UniversityOur Mission: Clarion University of Pennsylvania provides transformative, lifelong learning opportunities through innovative, nationally recognized programs delivered in inclusive, student-centered environments. Among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania at Clarion University, you'll find 5,000 students, who are Courageous and Confident. These students are building a bright future through challenging academics and diverse interests as well as engaging with a town of 6,000 people who embrace them. Clarion prepares its students in business, education, health, science and the arts with a small student-to-faculty ratio and nationally and internationally accredited programs. There also are internship and study abroad opportunities to broaden one's horizons. Students embrace learning at our scenic Clarion campus, which has evolved since its beginnings in 1867; at our growing Venango campus located in Oil City; and through Clarion Online, which offers education from the comfort of one's own home. Students are able to take advantage of these exciting educational opportunities through financial aid. Ninety-one percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. In addition to nearly 150 programs, Clarion University students also enjoy enriching personal lives. With more than 130 student organizations including academic, athletic, intramural, Greek, political, multicultural, service and special interest groups, students become unique individuals and leaders at Clarion. Through these academic and student life opportunities, our students interact with other students from 44 states and 18 countries. Students live in police-patrolled housing with on-campus parking. Some of this housing is on campus while other options are nearby in university-affiliated apartments. Students can choose to live in suite-style residences and apartment housing. There also is a wide assortment of dining options, including Eagle Commons (student dining hall), Starbucks, Denny's, food courts and cafes. Main Street, lined with specialty shops and locally owned cafes, is located just steps away from our Clarion campus, allowing students to be an integral part of the community. Bus transportation is available to the Exit 62 business district off of Interstate 80, which has a mall, restaurants and a movie theater. Upon graduation, students will join 53,000 worldwide who have soared to success in their chosen fields. To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact the Admissions office at 1 800 672 7171 (ext. 1). .

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1867 N/A Semester $0 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214 (814) 393-2000
overall score total score state city online paying global
40 100.0 Pennsylvania Clarion 896 985
Key Value
ID 1406
Tuition $10,890 (2017-18)
Room and Board $11,058 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 5,224
Application Deadline rolling
Application Fee $40
Acceptance Rate 97%
Description When applying to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $40. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due Aug. 15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 97 percent.


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Application deadline rolling
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee $40
Common Application accepted No
Deadline for housing deposit N/A


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Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Either SAT or ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by Aug. 15

Entering Class Stats

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Selectivity Less selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 97%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

Title Value
Accepting applications Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum credits to apply 6
Minimum required college GPA 2
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution Yes
Guaranteed admission agreement URL Http://

International Students

Title Value
Separate application form required Yes
Conditional admission offered Yes
Early decision or early action options available N/A
TOEFL (paper) Required of some
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test Required of some
IELTS Required of some
SAT Required of some
SAT Subject Required of some
ACT Required of some
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Dr. Pam Gent, Associate VP Academic Affairs, (814) 393-2522,