PennWest Clarion

Clarion, PA

PennWest Clarion

Clarion, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$11,199

$15,057

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,530
Declined 155
Total Received 2,685
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Public

4,295

undergraduate students

1,201

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1867, Pennsylvania Western University Clarion (formerly Clarion University of California) is a public four-year coeducational liberal arts and sciences institution. In 2022, the school combined with California University of Pennsylvania to become PennWest. Its 136-acre campus is located in Clarion, 80 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,496
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

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136-acre campus in Clarion (population: 5,342), 80 miles from Pittsburgh; branch campus in Oil City. Air, bus, and train serve Pittsburgh; smaller airport serves Franklin (30 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

PennWest Clarion
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA
16214

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Other application fee May be waived with SAT Reasoning waiver form.
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,530
Declined 155
Total Received 2,685

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,606

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,716
Room $8,590
Board $4,494
Additional fees $3,483
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $25,523
Average Financial Aid - $6,606
Total with Avg. Aid $18,917

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

Scholarships

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Eastern Wrestling League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other.
Anthropology, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Finance, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
History, General.
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Labor and Industrial Relations.
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Molecular Biology.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Philosophy.
Physical Fitness Technician.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Real Estate.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Social Psychology.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Liberal Studies
  3. Speech Pathology/audiology

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-veterinary science

5,496

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,295
students

Female
68%
2,928

Male
32%
1,367

22%

1,201
students

Female
80%
963

Male
20%
238

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

72%

3,109
students

Female
66%
2,045

Male
34%
1,064

28%

1,186
students

Female
74%
883

Male
26%
303

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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
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Cyprus
Egypt
Haiti
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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