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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Overview

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in Clarion, Pennsylvania. Clarion is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania Known For?

1,115 Undergraduate Awards
$27,478 Avg Cost After Aid
95% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Clarion University.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Clarion University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#98 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania?

Location of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for Clarion University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-393-2000
Website: www.clarion.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clarionu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarionu

How Do I Get Into Clarion University?

You can apply to Clarion University online at: www.clarion.edu/admissions/apply-to-clarion/index.html

Admission Requirements for Clarion University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Clarion University?

95% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
88% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 95%, Clarion University is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to Clarion University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 550 )
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800
Clarion University received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Clarion University of Pennsylvania?

$27,478 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Clarion University is $27,478. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Clarion University, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,158 a year. That adds up to $32,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clarion University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,127 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,937 undergraduate students at Clarion University, with 3,127 being full-time and 810 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Clarion University

There are also 927 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,127 full-time undergraduates at Clarion University, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Clarion University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Clarion University of Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Clarion University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 26
Black or African American 234
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 2,645
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at Clarion University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

1,503 Took All Classes Online
2,698 Took At Least One Class Online
3.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Clarion University. In 2017-2018, 2,698 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Clarion University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 13th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Clarion University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania was 3.3%. This is the #1,793 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Clarion University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Clarion University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 13%
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 30%
Allied Health Professions 5%
Computer Software & Applications 56%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14%
English Language & Literature 60%
General English Literature 60%
Health Professions 5%
Health Sciences & Services 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 14%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 21%
Liberal Arts General Studies 21%
Library & Information Science 6%
Library Science 6%
Nursing 7%
Psychology 9%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Clarion University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Clarion University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Child Development & Psychology #6
Library & Information Science #37
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #40
General English Literature #47
Library Science #50
Health Sciences & Services #50
Allied Health Professions #81
Communication & Media Studies #86
English Language & Literature #95
Business Support & Assistant Services #108
Communication & Journalism #126
Special Education #160
Psychology #171
Teacher Education Grade Specific #224
Accounting #226
Criminal Justice & Corrections #335
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #380
Nursing #395
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #426
Liberal Arts General Studies #426

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 30 84 1 39 15 169
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 137 0 137
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 11 113 0 0 0 124
Communication Sciences 0 0 58 0 60 0 118
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 33 1 43 0 84
Mental & Social Health Services 44 5 28 3 2 0 82
Business Administration & Management 0 5 48 0 25 0 78
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 70 0 0 0 0 70
Accounting 0 0 48 1 11 0 60
Allied Health Professions 0 6 36 0 0 0 42
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 21 21 0 0 0 42
Special Education 0 0 31 0 10 0 41
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 32 0 6 0 38
General Biology 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 29 0 0 0 29
Health & Physical Education 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
General Psychology 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Industrial Production Technology 0 14 9 0 0 0 23
General English Literature 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Marketing 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 16 0 16
Chemistry 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Human Resource Management 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Legal Support Services 0 4 6 2 0 0 12
Mathematics 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Political Science & Government 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Information Systems 0 0 11 0 0 0 11
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 9 0 0 9
Information Science 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Physics 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Other Social Sciences 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Sociology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Real Estate 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
History 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
International Business 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Anthropology 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Romance Languages 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 174 895 18 349 15 1,497

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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