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Find out more about how Clarion University of Pennsylvania ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Clarion University of Pennsylvania Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania was awarded 5 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Clarion University is ranked #918 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Clarion University held the #985 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Clarion University also holds the #90 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Clarion University?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 95%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Clarion University is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to Clarion University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 460 to 550 )
Clarion University received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Clarion University of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 23 )

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Clarion University of Pennsylvania is 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Clarion University of Pennsylvania enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Clarion University this rate is 31%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Clarion University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,321 undergraduates at Clarion University with 3,483 being full-time and 838 being part-time.

Clarion University Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Clarion University is 27.27 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  27.27 out of 100
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How Much Does Clarion University of Pennsylvania Cost?

The overall average net price of Clarion University is $19,836. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Clarion University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,207 $16,936 $20,256 $23,203 $23,445

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Clarion University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Clarion University, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,158 a year. That adds up to $32,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Clarion University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Clarion University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Clarion University make around $37,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Clarion University of Pennsylvania make the most money.

Location of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Located in Clarion, Pennsylvania, Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution. Clarion is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Contact details for Clarion University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-393-2000

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 54 majors graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Of these students, 1,069 received undergraduate degrees and 364 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 113 $26,600
Nursing 84 $62,000
Communication Sciences 58 NA
Accounting 48 $39,600
Business Administration & Management 48 $36,000
Allied Health Professions 36 $41,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 33 $28,300
Communication & Media Studies 32 $27,900
General Biology 32 $25,400
Special Education 31 $32,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Clarion University of Pennsylvania along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Clarion University

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,698 students took at least one online class at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. This is an increase from the 2,550 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,698 1,503
2016-2017 2,550 1,480
2015-2016 2,499 1,397
2014-2015 2,397 1,320
2013-2014 2,297 1,320

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