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Tuition

$10,304

$14,137

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,614
Declined + 794
Total Received 3,408
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Clarion University, founded in 1867, is a public, four-year, coeducational institution. Its 128-acre campus is located in Clarion, 77 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,520
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 2649
ACT 3698

Social Networks

Public

5,518

undergraduate students

1,002

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
44%
12-17
35%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
23%
18-23
42%
12-17
35%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
53%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Clarion, PA

128-acre campus in Clarion (population over 5,279), 77 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Oil City. Airport, bus, and train serve Pittsburgh; smaller airport serves Franklin (30 miles).

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/2
50%
Bottom 1/4
36%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
44%
12-17
35%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
23%
18-23
42%
12-17
35%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
53%
12-17
27%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,614
Declined + 794
Total Received 3,408

Admissions Contact

William Bailey
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 800 672-7171
F: 814 393-2030
admissions@clarion.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,454
Room & board $7,878
Books & supplies $850
Total $18,182
Average Financial Aid - $8,044
Total with Avg. Aid $10,138

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,044

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,248,406
State $7,026,889
Institutional $1,034,851
Other external
Total $17,310,146

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $21,186
Institutional $0
Other external $1,000,363
Total $1,021,549

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern Wrestling League (Division I), Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Golden Eagles
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Administrative Technology
Allied Health
Anthropology
Art
Art/Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geoscience
Finance
French
General Management
Geology
History
Industrial Mathematics
Industrial Relations
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
International Business
Liberal Studies
Library Science
Management
Marketing
Mass Media Arts/Journalism
Mass Media Arts/Journalism/Communication Studies
Mathematics
Medical Imaging Sciences
Medical Technology
Middle Level Education
Molecular Biology/Biotechnology
Music Education
Nursing
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Radiologic Sciences
Real Estate
Rehabilitative Sciences
Rehabilitative Services
Respiratory Care
Secondary Education
Sociology/Psychology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Rehabilitation Sciences
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology
Theatre
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Undergraduate

85%

5,518
students

Female
63%
3,449

Male
37%
2,069

Graduate

15%

1,002
students

Female
78%
786

Male
22%
216

undergraduateFull-time

83%

4,609
students

Female
61%
2,769

Male
39%
1,840

undergraduatePart-time

17%

909
students

Female
75%
680

Male
25%
229

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Cameroon
China
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Linda Heineman
Student Advisor
814 393-2340
lheineman@clarion.edu

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