Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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Clarion University of Pennslyvania is one of 14 universities that belong to the Pennslyvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). As its name suggests, Clarion University is located in Clarion, PA, and has resided there since 1867. The school offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees as well as post master’s certificates.

The majority of Clarion’s students are female (65%) and are residents of Pennslyvania (96%). The remaing 4% come from across the United States and from 35 different countries. As of fall 2011, there were 5,895 undergraduates and 1,096 graduate students attending Clarion University.

In addition to its campus-based programs, the university offers students the opportunity to earn their degree online or via distance education. The university also maintains a satellite campus at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, and a regional college, Venango College, in Oil City. A student who wants to earn a Master of Library Science degree could attend classes in person, in Philadelphia, at the Free Library’s Main branch or its other locations.

General Information

Admission Office
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2306
(800) 672-7171
Fax: (814) 393-2030
[email protected]
Contact: William Bailey
Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 393-2000

Total undergrads: 5,975
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,361
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,724
Graduate enrollment: 1,125

Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Labor/Personnel Relations B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Early Childhood Education A,B
Elementary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Respiratory Therapy Technician A
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Library Science

Library Science B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B
Social Psychology B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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