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ACCEPTANCE RATE

95.04%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

93%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

17:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

70

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$6,141

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Also known as Clarion University

539 Pittsburg Mills Circle, Tarentum, PA

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in Clarion, PA and provides a large number of program options for students. Approximately 7,300 students are enrolled yearly at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Library Science
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by the admissions office. Most students accepted to Clarion University of Pennsylvania score in-between 1260 to 1570 on the SAT. Clarion University of Pennsylvania accepts roughly 80 percent of applicants yearly. Of those applicants accepted, nearly 47 percent of students enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at clarion.edu.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay nearly $9,200 and nonresidents pay $16,000 annually. Student housing is available for students and costs about $5,200 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Clarion University of Pennsylvania through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Clarion University of Pennsylvania accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Clarion University of Pennsylvania has a total student population of about 4,900, where graduate students make up roughly 15% of the student body.

$19,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $19,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $7,700-$9,300
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$13,890
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $320-$390 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $480-$580 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$5,675
Receiving Student Loans78%$8,158
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Clarion University of Pennsylvania may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Clarion University of Pennsylvania

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2004)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
    • * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 1990)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Campus: Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Venango Campus

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1983)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1999)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1986)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Clarion University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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