Clarion University Online

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Founded as a seminary in 1867, Clarion University hosts more than 100 academic programs through its Venango, PA campus and online. The university features a senate of 22 elected student officials, more than 130 student organizations, and a diverse enrollment hailing from 11 countries and 44 states. The school also manages its own movie theater near campus. Clarion recently expanded its online seven-week course options to more majors, giving distance learners even greater flexibility. In addition to institutional accreditation, Clarion holds specialized accreditation for its education programs, and has upheld ALA accreditation for its library science program since 1974.

Clarion University Tuition, Accreditation, and Admissions Info


Accreditation and Approvals

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition to this, Clarion University holds 28 national accreditations.


Prerequisites and application requirements for admission to Clarion University of Pennsylvania vary by program. Clarion considers undergraduate applicants based on their high school transcripts, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and personal essays.

Graduate applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants must also submit official transcripts, a resume, and letters of recommendation. They may also be required to submit GMAT or GRE scores, depending on the program.

Applicants may transfer at least six completed college-level credits, provided they earned the credits at an accredited university, in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

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