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!

individual visits

When: Most Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 2 p.m

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

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small group visits

When: Select Fridays: morning and afternoon sessions vary

Agenda: Includes a personal campus experience to see academic and student life offerings. During your visit, you'll get a personal look at campus, be introduced to majors you're interested in, as well as the financial aid and admissions basics.


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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  • Saturday, October 27, 2018

Agenda: Learn about the many academic opportunities available at Venango Campus through the College of Health and Human Services. Majors highlighted at this event include nursing, medical imaging, respiratory care, criminal justice, and more. Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee!

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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 11/1/18