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Clarion University of Pennsylvania 840 Wood St Clarion, PA 16214 Phone: (814) 393-2000
  • General Information
    About Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    Clarion University seeks to excel in all that it does and challenges students to develop their talents, extend their intellectual capacities and interests, expand their creative abilities, and to develop a respect and enthusiasm for learning that will extend throughout their lives. The university acknowledges that learning requires a partnership demanding hard work by students, faculty, and staff, and that learning extends beyond the classroom. The university community is dedicated to helping students see in themselves what they may become by creating opportunities to develop the knowledge, skill, and attitudes necessary for both enlightened citizenship and successful participation in a technologically advanced, global society. Clarion University is primarily an undergraduate institution with selected graduate programs. Instructional programs--delivered on campus, throughout the state, and beyond via appropriate distance learning technologies--range from associate degrees and certificate programs to baccalaureate degree programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, graduate programs in selected fields, and continuing education. University programs are administered through campuses in Clarion and Oil City. Clarion University seeks to admit, retain, and graduate students who are qualified and motivated, and to recruit, retain, and support highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff. The university is a learning community that seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body and values this diversity as providing richness in the learning process. This community strives to treat its members with civility and respect. Students, faculty, and staff value learning, contribute to the development of new knowledge through scholarly activities, and participate in community and public service responsive to the needs of society.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,777
    Percent Admitted 68%
    Men Admitted 65%
    Women Admitted 71%
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 420 530
      Math 420 530
      Writing 400 510
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 8,375
    Native American 21.0
    Asian 67.0
    African American 455.0
    Hispanic 83.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 5,268
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 276

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