Clarion University Of Pennsylvania

Clarion University Of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a coeducational, public university located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1867. The University has an annual student intake of more than 5,000. It is known for the courses it offers in fields such as education, business, and science.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business Admininstration
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Division of Graduate Studies and Research
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health

The sports teams of the University are known as the Golden Eagles. The official mascot is the Golden Eagle. The University sponsors many intercollegiate sports teams. Men can participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, football, swimming, track and field, and wrestling. Women can participate in basketball, softball, cross country, soccer, swimming, track, volleyball, and tennis.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood St
Clarion , PA 16214
General Phone: (814) 393-2000

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Clarion University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts334French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, library science, anthropology, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching193special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching
Business and Management150business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, labor relations, international business, marketing
Medical Support and Technology96audiology and speech pathology, allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist, medical lab tech
Media91communication studies, mass communication
Therapy and Counseling85psychology, social psychology, mental and social health services
Science74biology, molecular biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics
Engineering Technician24industrial production tech
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, information science
Security and Law Enforcement12criminal justice and administration
Real Estate and Construction Management11real estate
Art Studies10art studies
Music8music, music management
Law6legal secretary
Office and Administration3administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Clarion University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree82247
Master's degree26811
Associate's degree13010
Post-master's certificate21

Clarion University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Clarion University had a total enrollment of 6,795 students (6,153 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 5%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 27%
22-24 16%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
New Jersey1%

Clarion University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 50 %

Clarion University Room and Board (2007)

Clarion University offers campus housing for 2,000 of its 6,153 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Clarion, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Clarion University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math420530
SAT Writing400510

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Clarion University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,102
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,552
Room and board $ 6,550
Room charge $ 4,140
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,410
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Clarion University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 331800)

Clarion University Faculty

Clarion University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2536
Non-tenured and not on tenure track914

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year64$96,78130$95,818
Associate professoracademic year28$77,69136$74,743
Assistant professoracademic year35$64,70639$61,916
Instructoracademic year8$43,43913$46,692
All faculty totalacademic year135$81,345118$72,771

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Clarion University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3565100

Clarion University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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What Sets Clarion University Apart:

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Top 16%Clarion University % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 17%Clarion University % of degrees in liberal arts

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