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Clarion University is a high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

Thanks for your interest in Clarion University! Located in scenic Western Pennsylvania near some of the top recreational areas in Pennsylvania, Clarion University is a high-achieving, nationally recognized comprehensive university with approximately 6000 students. We offer a small-college experience while preparing students for nationally competitive performance in careers in education, business, science, and more, and for entry into prestigious graduate programs. Our high quality academic programs and student services have earned 32 nationally recognized accreditations and approvals. We have an outstanding teaching-centered faculty who work with students to help them discover and develop their strengths through more than 90 degree programs and exciting out-of-class opportunities. And, through our partnerships with regional business, education, government, and other organizations and study-abroad opportunities, students get hands-on experience and a better understanding of their world—before they graduate.

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In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Clarion University offers plenty of opportunities outside the classroom for students to gain hands-on, resume building experience through scientific research, performance in the creative arts, internships, organizational leadership, community service, and much more. Our four-year student success program Clarion Transitions supports and engages students from orientation to graduation. It also provides an innovative co-curricular transcript that documents students’ activities including internships, civic efforts, and pre-professional experiences—giving them a unique edge with potential employers. With more than 130 clubs and organizations, students at Clarion University learn valuable leadership, communication, and organization skills that will serve them well in their personal and professional lives.