Our Mission: Clarion University of Pennsylvania provides transformative, lifelong learning opportunities through innovative, nationally recognized programs delivered in inclusive, student-centered environments.

Among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania is Clarion University, home to 4,800 students. These Courageous, Confident students are building a bright future through challenging academics and diverse interests, as well as engaging with a town of 5,300 people who embrace them.

Students embrace learning at our scenic Clarion campus, which has evolved since its beginnings in 1867; at our growing Venango campus in Oil City; and through Clarion Online, which offers education from the comfort of one's own home.

Clarion prepares its students in business, education, health, science and the arts with a small student-to-faculty ratio and nationally and internationally accredited programs. Internship and study abroad opportunities broaden students' horizons.

Financial aid and scholarships enable students to take advantage of exciting educational opportunities. Eighty percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. In addition to more than 100 academic programs, Clarion University students also enjoy enriching personal lives. With more than 150 student organizations, including academic, athletic, intramural, Greek, political, multicultural, service and special interest groups, students become individuals and leaders at Clarion. Through these academic and student life opportunities, our students interact with other students from 45 states and 10 countries.

Students live in on-campus suites and in nearby university-affiliated apartments, all routinely patrolled by university police. The assortment of dining options includes Eagle Commons (student dining hall), Starbucks, food courts and cafes. Main Street, lined with specialty shops and locally owned cafes, is just steps away from our Clarion campus, allowing students to be an integral part of the community. Bus transportation around Clarion is provided and services many of the local retail stores and restaurants.

Upon graduation, students will join 57,366 alumni worldwide who have soared to success in their chosen fields.

To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact the admissions office at 1 800 672 7171 (ext. 1).

Last Updated 5/20/19