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Clarion University — Venango in Oil City, Pennsylvania, is located in the scenic Allegheny River Valley, in the historic Oil Heritage Region, where the first successful oil well was drilled in nearby Titusville in 1859.


zip_lineLocated in western Pennsylvania, it is a region rich in history and natural beauty, with many opportunities for outdoor recreation and sporting activities. It is also within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and Erie, making it convenient to take advantage of cultural activities. The Clarion campus is just 45 minutes to the east.

Clarion University — Venango serves as a cultural center for the region, hosting many concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and other activities for students and the community.rockwall


Schedule a visit today!    

Apply, bring official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores and have an admissions decision made at any visit, including individual appointments and group events.

*High school sophomores and juniors can receive pre-qualification for admission by bringing a transcript and any available test scores.

Individual Appointments

Includes a personal meeting with an admissions counselor regarding academic programs, admissions, cost of attendance and financial aid followed by a campus tour. Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee!

Weekly appointment options are listed on our event calendar – just click "schedule a visit today". Don't see a date and time that works for you? Request an appointment Monday-Friday between 9am- 3:30pm at 814 676 6591, ext. 1211 or email Theresa Nestor.

Get the Venango View Day

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Application fees will be waived at this event.  Join us for a "next steps" presentation, a student panel discussion, a mock lecture, and housing showcase.  In this session you will obtain information on how to apply, financial aid and scholarship processes and what it is like to be a college student. 

Every First Friday, Now through May 2018

Students who wish to apply for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program to begin Fall 2018 must register and complete an NLN Pre-Entrance Exam to be considered for admission. NLN Exams are provided at Clarion University - Venango the first Friday of the month from October 2017 to May 2018. Nursing Preview Day visits are offered on the same day so students can test, visit, and apply all on the same day.  Admission to ASN is done on a rolling basis throughout the year, so it is best to visit early.

*Students interested in beginning with pre-nursing are welcome to attend and do not need to registered to take the NLN Pre-Entrance Exam.

Adult and Transfer Nights

Designed for 10-15 students and includes an overview of admissions, academic programs, student support programs, cost of attending and financial aid. Visitors also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with admissions and financial aid counselors regarding topics such as transfer credit evaluation, credit for life experience and advanced placement opportunities.

Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee!

 Choose from the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5 p.m.

CU Venango Discovery Days

Designed for 15-30 students and their families. Visit includes a brief welcome and admissions presentation, followed by a information breakout session for detailed academic, campus life, admissions, and financial aid information followed by a student-led campus tour.

Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee! In addition, bring a copy of your transcripts and SAT/ACT scores and we will review your application for a decision.

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10 a.m.



Last Updated 3/6/18