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Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA 4-Year Public

About Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public, state school located in the rural setting of Clarion, PA

Founded in 1867, Clarion University of Pennsylvania currently enrolls around 4,465 students a year, including 3,587 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania's endowment was valued at $39,189,206 in 2021. For each full-time student, Clarion University of Pennsylvania spends about $4,549.

Admissions Facts About Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance rate: 94%

Average GPA: 3.46

Mean ACT score: 22

Mean SAT score: 1040

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Clarion University of Pennsylvania is minimally difficult. Clarion University of Pennsylvania accepts around 94 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 3.46 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1040. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 77 percent of students who start at Clarion University of Pennsylvania come back the next year. Out of the 780 students who started at Clarion University of Pennsylvania as first-time freshman, 323 graduate within four years.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania's six-year graduation for undergrads is 57 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 49 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $45,000 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,373 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Clarion University of Pennsylvania sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Clarion University of Pennsylvania a good school for YOU?

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College Info

840 Wood Street Clarion, PA 16214

Campus Setting: Rural

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clarion University of Pennsylvania is Continuous processing.

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is like? There are approximately 4,869 students enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, including 3,942 undergraduate students and 927 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from PA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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