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Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1867. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 201 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Clarion University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,828 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,246 (2011-12).
More than 90 percent of students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a public school in the Appalachian Mountain region, are state residents. Females make up slightly more than 60 percent of the student body. Students have more than 130 clubs and organizations to check out, including fraternities and sororities. The Clarion Golden Eagles, NCAA Division II sports teams, are competitors in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
For graduate students, Clarion University confers degrees through its College of Business Administration, Department of Library Science, and Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders. Graduate nursing students can register in the Slippery Rock University Department of Nursing. Notable alumni of Clarion University include NFL offensive lineman Reggie Walls and wrestler Kurt Angle, a U.S. Olympic gold medalist.
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Located near some of the most spectacular scenery in Western Pennsylvania, Clarion University offers students a small-college experience while preparing them for nationally competitive performance in careers in education, business, science, and more and for entrance into top-rated graduate schools. Clarion's commitment to proven excellence is evidenced through its high quality programs that have earned 30 professionally recognized accreditations and approvals, outstanding teaching-centered faculty, and nationally ranked performances by students in diverse fields including accountancy, biology, computer science, debate, management, and theatre.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 20. The application fee at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||79.3% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 20|
The student-faculty ratio at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 19:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.0 percent.
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Clarion University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
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|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$8,828 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,246 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,932 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data