B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Clarion University of Pennsylvania is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1030
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$16,530/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,533/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,849/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,828/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,459/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,795/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,703Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    79%
  • Individual
    12%
  • Helpful
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    51%
  • Small
    42%
  • Isolated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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I really enjoyed my first year as a college student at Clarion University. I came here for Speech Pathology and I loved the program! Unfortunately, at the end of my first semester I came to realize that the program wasn't for me and decided to switch majors and transfer to a different school next fall. Clarion helped me in every way to find what was best for me.

The professors here are very understanding with missing class for sickness, or family emergencies, etc. They are also very open to help you with any questions that you may have. I would recommend this college.
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I'm currently attending Clarion University. I had a really rough transition from high school into college. Coming here with a 3.7 GPA only to bring it down to a 0.8. It was bad. I was put on Academic Probation where I got a lot of help from different services that are offered here at the university, and I met some awesome people. Much like the line from Harry Potter, "Help will always be given to those who ask for it." words to live by in college. The staff that I had to meet with managed to help me get to where I needed to be and directed me help when I needed it. I love it here at Clarion. The moment I walked onto campus my January 2015 when I toured it felt like home. Our Black Student Union is really nice and has many different actives open to everyone on campus, Or Allies group does a yearly drag show during the spring semester. The Marching band is getting bigger and bigger each year! There's a ton of different religious groups, and groups of other interests.
I have only been attending Clarion University for one semester and so far it is amazing. The campus is awesome, and everyone you meet here is friendly. The only thing that I do not like about the campus is the massive hill I have had to walk up and down to class. If you are not in shape before you come here, you will be afterwards! The professors here are outstanding and are insanely nice and understanding. There are many good things about Clarion, and listing them all would take forever!