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PennWest Clarion
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  • 4 Year
  • CLARION, PA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

840 WOOD STREET
CLARION, PA 16214
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
From PennWest Clarion

Now is the time to get an education – reimagined. At a place steeped in tradition, but focused on your future.

At PennWest Clarion, you’ll not only get a top-level education, but have access to services, opportunities and experiences that will help you accomplish your dreams and make you a well-rounded person at the same time.

PennWest Clarion has always been a great value, and that practice continues with faculty and staff who truly care about student success and now have the combined resources of three great campuses behind them. We’re changing education and you’ll only benefit from it.

PennWest Clarion. Built on tradition. Built for your future.

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PennWest Clarion Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
940-1130
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$19,526 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,932 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Master of Science in Library Science

academic spotlight

Our Library Science department is committed to educating students to work in the growing digital information environment with programs that are ranked first and second in the nation. Through the faculty's diverse professional backgrounds and research expertise, they will prepare you for a range of emerging careers in libraries and all types of information agencies.

Online

Online Programs Offered
24
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
7
Online Associates Programs
7
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    60%
  • On Campus
    21%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,889 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
698
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Individual
    17%
  • Helpful
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 80 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • Small
    42%
  • Isolated
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 40 responses

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