The desire for success. Clarion is all about matching you — and what’s inside you — with an education that rewards bold vision and hard work. Inspiring professors. Relevant courses. Get the experience — and the confidence — at Clarion University.
The University’s beautiful 128-acre campus is nestled in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, amid a vibrant community of local shops and restaurants. Walk to Main Street: Enjoy a cup of coffee, split a pizza or share some wings with your friends!
Clarion offers world-class academic challenges and the kind of support and personal attention that allows you to thrive. With 6,000 students, Clarion offers nationally, and internationally, recognized programs where faculty challenge students to reach higher and further every day.
Anything is attainable with Clarion’s comprehensive slate of academic programs. Choose from over 175 programs ranging from associate to doctoral programs. Clarion designs rigorous coursework that ensures you master the foundational knowledge of your chosen field.
Nearly 90 percent of Clarion students gain career confidence from completing an internship or other high-impact learning experience such as study abroad; and research or intensive exploration within their major. Why is this important? Potential employers seek students who demonstrate work-ready skills, and Clarion designs opportunities for students to achieve just that.
Get Involved…Get Connected!
Everything that makes college complete is at Clarion. With over 140 student groups, Clarion offers endless ways to make friends and make a difference. Participate in Greek life, student senate, leadership opportunities, a performance group and everything from the Accounting Club to WCUC-FM.
Clarion’s popular EFSN (every Friday/Saturday Night) programing offers events that keep students involved. These events include concerts, magicians, open mic nights, movie nights, comedians, game shows and dances. You can be part of a committee or just enjoy the free events on campus.
Up for some friendly competition? Choose from 45 intramural options, from the traditional (soccer and softball) to the unconventional (water basketball and in-line hockey). Serious about your sports? Go out for club sports — including rugby, Ultimate Frisbee; or pursue something from one of 15 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams. Clarion’s NCAA Division II and Division I sports inspire some serious Golden Eagle Spirit!
Ponder the Possibilities….
Clarion University is the kind of place where you can take part in nationally competitive programs. The College is proud of its students, and the collaboration among students and faculty allowing them to distinguish themselves from the rest. You see this in the Psychology Department who boasts a 100 percent placement rate into graduate school; and in the 98 to 100 percent of Clarion’s teaching candidates who pass competency exams each year and are sought after as soon as they graduate. Clarion’s Business students are hired by companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, the New York Yankees, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Lockheed Martin.
And how about Clarion’s Communication majors who are employed by ESPN, NBC News, Clear Channel Radio and The Zimmerman Agency? Add your name to the lengthy list of graduates of Clarion’s health sciences programs who work for the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, StatMedEvac UPMC Children’s Hospital and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute. Clarion students earn advanced medical and professional degrees at Brandeis University, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University the University of Pittsburgh, LECOM and many more.
Substantial Financial Aid and Scholarships
Clarion University provides personal financial aid counseling to all families. Last year, Clarion awarded over $2 million in scholarships to students. In addition, roughly 80 percent of students receive financial aid to assist in the cost of attending college.
Clarion’s newly redesigned scholarship program provides students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a 1080 on the new SAT or 21 ACT automatic eligibility for Clarion Academic Scholarships (renewable up to four years). To learn more about Clarion’s scholarship programs, go to www.clarion.edu/scholarships.
Scheduling a Campus Visit
Clarion hosts a number of academic visit days for high school seniors and juniors and the University highly encourages a campus interview! The academic visit days are a great opportunity to meet faculty, talk to current students, enjoy lunch at the dining hall and tour the campus. The Admissions Office hosts Saturday open houses, preview days and individual appointments throughout the spring. Come see what Clarion can offer you!
On Saturday, April 22, Clarion will host its Spring Open House for high school sophomores and juniors. This is a great time to begin your college search. Find out more about academics, campus life and tour the campus. Visits throughout the summer will also be conducted.
To schedule a visit, contact the Admissions Office at 800-672-7171 (ext. 1) or register online at www.clarion.edu/visitus.