Undergraduate application information
In accordance with the principles governing admission adopted by the university, six general categories are considered for admissions to Clarion University:
- Strength of curriculum
- High school class rank
- Grade-point average
- High school profile
- 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 two-fifths of their class (top 40 percent class rank)
- a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (87% average)
- average SAT score between a 950-1000 on combined critical reading and math scores
- average ACT score of 21
Most applicants will have completed:
- four units of mathematics (typically algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry)
- three units of science (typically sciences such a biology and chemistry)
- four units of English
- four units in the social sciences (typically world cultures, history, social studies, psychology, sociology, etc)
There are no foreign language requirements for applicants, but two or more years
of a foreign language are strongly encouraged.
Programs that Require Additional Admission Requirements (see individual program pages):