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  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
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Clarion is a public university located in Clarion, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,567 undergraduate students. The Clarion acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Speech Language Pathology. Graduating 49% of students, Clarion alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
About Clarion University of Pennsylvania...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
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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
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1040
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,972/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,509/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,343/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,677/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,688/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.63 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,567Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Friendly
    80%
  • Individual
    11%
  • Helpful
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.76 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • Small
    43%
  • Isolated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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I just graduated from CUP in May 2018. My experience was wonderful. Yes I have had some rough and rocky times but who hasn't in college?! I loved how it was located in a small town, had small class sizes, and how it was such a warm and welcoming community on and off campus. Classes/professors; some are hard and then some professors are better than others. Most are concerned with individual success which is what I liked best. Food; we have different selections for food around campus which is great but of course the quality could be better. People/Environment; since CUP is such a small community everyone knows everyone which is good when all of the students are trying to succeed. Clubs; CUP has so many clubs and organizations that you will never be bored! From Greek life to rock climbing to clubs within your major! Overall, I loved Clarion but you have to have a certain personality to be happy with this college: welcoming, adventurous, caring, and willing to get involved.
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degree and major -- MSLS in library science
This is an excellent university to earn a library science degree. They also offer an undergraduate degree in library science. You may take the degree online. The class from which I have benefited most is Database Searching. In addition to learning about the various databases I had to write a bibliographic essay which I had published in the university's library science peer reviewed journal. This gave me a start in academic publishing.
This degree is very helpful as a research degree with courses such as humanities sources, social science sources and sources for the business world.
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Clarion University is a great school with small class sizes, many student organizations, a beautiful recreation center, and a great community to live in. The professors make it a priority to get to know their students and access to help with academics is prevalent. Clarion quickly became a home to me!