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Cultural and economic growth in Venango County will get a boost under a plan developed by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism and Pennsylvania Western University Clarion for the university’s Venango property.

Starting in fall 2024, pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Associate of Science in Nursing will relocate to the Clarion campus. 

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PennWest Clarion – Venango is scenically located on 65 acres of wooded hillside overlooking the Allegheny River in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The campus has an enrollment of 150 students and is the longest established branch campus in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The site is solely dedicated to the education and training of future registered nurses through the highly ranked Associate of Science in Nursing program.

Ask any of our graduates and they’ll tell you, our small campus is beautiful! To truly experience it, you need to see it in person. Whether you are beginning your college search, or wish for a more inclusive visit, Admissions has visit opportunities designed to exceed your expectations. 

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before your visit

To register for a campus visit, sign up below through our event registration. We may not be able to accommodate walk-in visitors.

check for covid-19 symptoms

We ask you to perform a COVID-19 symptom assessment before arriving on campus. Please refrain from visiting campus if you do not feel well or if you have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19.

on the day of your visit

On the day of your scheduled campus visit, please check-in at the Admissions Office, 200 Frame Hall, no more than 10 minutes prior to your visit time. Additional information on arriving to campus will be included in your confirmation and reminder emails.



If you have questions about visiting Venango, or don't see a visit option that works best for you, reach out to us!

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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Get a feel for campus virtually! Contact us to schedule a virtual appointment with an Admissions Counselor, or take the virtual tour of campus below. 


Last Updated 1/22/24