Clarion University – Venango is scenically located on 65 acres of wooded hillside overlooking the Allegheny River in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The campus is within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and Erie, and 45 minutes from Clarion Campus. Venango Campus serves as a cultural center for the region hosting many concerts, lectures, art exhibits and other activities for students and the community.

An application fee waiver is provided to all campus visitors to start the online application process. Start your application before you leave campus with our mobile friendly app!

We want to ensure that campus visits and events are inclusive for all. If you anticipate a barrier or need to request an accommodation, or you would like to meet with a department or office (i.e. faculty, housing, etc.), please contact Venango Admissions at 814-393-1211 or To ensure there is enough time to make appropriate arrangements, please contact us one week prior to your visit, when possible. Thank you!

individual visits

When: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Agenda: Includes a personal meeting with an admissions counselor regarding academic programs, admissions, cost of attendance and financial aid, and a campus tour.

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Customize a visit

  • Not seeing a time that works best for you?
  • Want to schedule a group visit?
  • Are you a school counselor interested in a bus trip to Venango Campus?

Contact Venango Admissions to customize your visit at 877-VENANGO, ext. 1211 or


nursing preview days

When: First Friday each month between October and May.

Agenda: Includes information specific to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and pre-nursing option, as well as a campus tour. Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee!

*Students must register and complete an NLN Pre-Entrance Exam to be considered for admission to this degree program. NLN Exams are conveniently provided at Clarion University - Venango the morning of each Nursing Preview Day. Separate NLN Exam registration is required at For more information, contact Casey McVay at or 814-393-1229.

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Venango Preview Days

When: Select Mondays or Fridays at 11 a.m.

  • Monday, October 21
  • Friday, November 15

Agenda: Preview Days are built for families and groups to get introduced to Clarion University’s Venango Campus, popular academic programs, and the admissions and financial aid processes. This visit includes a student-led campus tour. Visitors receive an application fee waiver during their visit.



Contact Venango Admissions at 877-VENANGO, ext. 1211 or

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Our address is 1801 West First Street, Oil City, PA 16301. 

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Last Updated 8/29/19