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Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution situated in Clarion, Pennsylvania. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Clarion draws many to the area.

114 Undergraduate Degrees
55 Graduate Degrees
$27,478 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
95% Acceptance Rate

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

How Do I Get Into Clarion University?

You can apply to Clarion University online at:

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
Since Clarion University has an acceptance rate of 95%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 550 )
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 )
ACT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 23 )

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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

2,992 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,773 undergraduate students at Clarion University, with 2,992 being full-time and 781 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 2,992 full-time undergraduates at Clarion University, 34% are male and 66% 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 23
Black or African American 237
Hispanic or Latino 96
White 2,506
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 116

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.


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 #1,261 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
Nursing 7%
Nursing Practice 87%

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
Nursing Practice #61
Registered Nursing #324
Nursing #395

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 30 84 1 39 0 154
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 0 15 15
TOTAL 30 84 1 39 15 169


*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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