B.S. Admissions Criteria
Undergraduate Application Information
In accordance with the principles governing admission adopted by the university, six general categories are considered for admissions to Clarion University:
1. Strength of curriculum
2. High school class rank
3. Grade-point average
4. High school profile
5. SAT or ACT test score
Applicants must be graduates of an approved secondary school or hold a General Education Development (GED) high school equivalency diploma issued by the Pennsylvania (or associated state) Department of Education. Home-schooled applicants must be a graduate of a Department of Education-approved home-school association program.
On average applicants will be in the top 2/5's of their class (top 40% rank) and with approximately a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (87% average). The average SAT score of incoming freshmen is between a 950-1000 on the combined critical reading and math scores. The average ACT score of incoming freshmen is 21. Letters of recommendation and personal essays are optional but recommended, except for nursing applicants. We also accept students who are above and below these averages and have specialized programs to accommodate you learning needs. Go to the Clarion University admissions page for more information.