Tuition & Fees

$11,199

$15,057

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
52%
300-399
23%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
7%
18-23
55%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
10%
18-23
71%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

male

67%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,233
Declined + 140
Total Received 2,373
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Public

3,942

undergraduate students

927

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Speech Pathology/audiology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 2649
ACT 3698

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Clarion University of PennsylvaniaLogo Clarion University of PennsylvaniaLogo

Location

School Facts

Clarion University, founded in 1867, is a public, four-year, coeducational institution. Its 136-acre campus is located in Clarion, 80 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,869
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CORE Council on Rehabilitation Education
•  CSHSE (Council for Standards in Human Services Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAECY National Association for the Education of Young Children
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Clarion, PA

128-acre campus in Clarion (population: 5,342), 77 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Oil City. Air, bus, and train serve Pittsburgh; smaller airport serves Franklin (30 miles).

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
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

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 6% of male students
 
5 sororities 12% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
52%
400-499
29%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
52%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
600-699
3%
500-599
21%
400-499
52%
300-399
23%
200-299
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
7%
18-23
55%
12-17
33%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
46%
12-17
30%
30-36
3%
24-29
10%
18-23
71%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
May be waived with SAT Reasoning waiver form.
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,233
Declined + 140
Total Received 2,373

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Considered

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

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

David P. Dollins
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 672-7171, extension 1
F: 814 393-2030
admissions@clarion.edu

Financial Aid

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,864

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room & board $12,668
Additional fees $3,483
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $25,127
Average Financial Aid - $10,864
Total with Avg. Aid $14,263

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,835,790
State $4,204,918
Institutional $3,601,721
Other external $1,103,992
Total $15,746,421

Non-need-based

Federal $3,736
State $79,324
Institutional $683,388
Other external $130,549
Total $896,997

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 672-7171, extension 2
F: 814 226-2520
stfinservice@clarion.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sue Bloom
Director of Student Financial Services
sbloom@clarion.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, inline hockey, rugby, track and field/cross country, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, inline hockey, rugby, track and field/cross country, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

5K, 10k, athletic training, basketball, backgammon, badminton, bowling, cheerleading, chess, climbing, crew, cross-country running, dance, disc golf, dodgeball, dunk contest, euchre, equestrian sports, field goal contest, fishing, fitness activities, flag football, fly fishing, futsal, hip-hop dance, homerun derby, indoor majorettes/color guard, inline hockey, kickball, NCAA bracket challenge, outdoor soccer, paintball, poker, power lifting, pump n' run, punt/pass/kick, racquetball, riflery, skiing, snowboarding, softball, step team, table tennis, tennis, track and field, tug-o-war, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wiffle ball, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Dr. Wendy Snodgrass (men's)
Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Eastern Wrestling League
Mascot
Golden Eagles
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration Technology
Allied Health
Allied Health Leadership
Anthropology
Applied Data Analytics
Art
Art/Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geoscience
Finance
Geology
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Technology
Information Systems
Information/Library Science
International Business
Liberal Studies
Library Science
Management
Marketing
Mass Media Arts/Journalism
Mathematics
Medical Imaging Sciences
Medical Technology
Middle Level Education
Molecular Biology/Biotechnology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition/Fitness
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Real Estate
Rehabilitative Sciences
Rehabilitative Services
Respiratory Care
School Library Media
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sociology/Psychology
Special Education
Speech Language Pathology
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Sport Management
Technology Leadership
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Speech Pathology/audiology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,869

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

3,942
students

Female
67%
2,653

Male
33%
1,289

19%

927
students

Female
80%
741

Male
20%
186

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

3,132
students

Female
65%
2,015

Male
35%
1,117

21%

810
students

Female
79%
638

Male
21%
172

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
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 Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

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

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

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Canada
Cyprus
Ecuador
Egypt
Malasia
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marcy Schlueter
International Student Advisor
814 393-2340
mschlueter@clarion.edu

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