Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

Clarion, founded in 1867, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Education and Human Services and the Division of Nursing. Its 99-acre campus is located in the mountains 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.clarion.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,321
Undergraduate
Students
(64.0%) 2,764 Women
(36.0%) 1,557 Men
904
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
95% of 2,726 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
507 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
519 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,425
Out-of-state: $32,283
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,175
Out-of-state: $15,033
Room and Board
$12,670
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Freshman Award
$9,315
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,277
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
203
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Clarion Population
5,154 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.2% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
0.3% from 8 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3 4
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
840 Wood Street
City, State, Zip
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone
(814) 393-2306
Fax
(814) 393-2030
E-mail
admissions@clarion.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
NLN Test for ASN program recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 2,726 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 1,767 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 959 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
875 (34%) of 2,603 admitted students enrolled
Women
551 (32%) of 1,699 admitted students enrolled
Men
324 (36%) of 904 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
507 average
460-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
519 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
35%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
56%
Score of 12 - 17
23%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 27%
Top half: 62%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,425
Out-of-state: $32,283
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,175
Out-of-state: $15,033
Room and Board
$12,670
Books and Supplies
$1,260
Other Expenses
$3,270
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
aidoffice@clarion.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 23
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003318
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
815 (96.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
712 (87.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
701 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
40%
Average Award
$9,315
Need-Based Gift
Received by 579 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,625
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 584 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,387
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 244 (34.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
63 (7.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,388

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,198 (92.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,837 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,797 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
43%
Average Award
$9,478
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,134 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,628
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,295 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,188
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 803 (28.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
202 (5.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,177

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$35,277
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,085
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Library and Information Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
203
Part-Time Faculty
91
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 46% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
752,609
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
950
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Library Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Library Science
  • Mathematics Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Clarion Population
5,154 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
201 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
159 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Clarion
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
42% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
58%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf   x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x    
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf   x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, the national student speech-language hearing association, phi eta sigma freshman honor society, allies, black student union, cru
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,321
Women
2,764 (64.0%)
Men
1,557 (36.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,481
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.2% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students.
0.3% from 8 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
904

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
49.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Average Starting Salary
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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