Clarion University of Pennsylvania


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Type: Public

Established: 1867; 155 years ago

Endowment: $39.2 million (2020)

President: Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson

Provost: Pam Gent

Academic staff :287

Undergraduates :4,330

Postgraduates: 895

Location: Clarion, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Campus :Rural, 201 acres 81 ha.

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public university in Clarion, Pennsylvania. It is one of 14 universities that are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The school was founded in 1867 and offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, post master’s certificates and a Doctorate degree.


In 2021, PASSHE announced that, due to budget troubles resulting from declining enrollment and revenue, Clarion University would merge with Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and California University of Pennsylvania; likewise, Bloomsburg University, Lock Haven University and Mansfield University would also undergo a separate merger. On October 14, 2021, the state officially adopted the new name of the combined universities: Pennsylvania Western University.

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What GPA do you need to get into Clarion University?

3.0 out of

Clarion University’s general admission requirements apply: Official Undergraduate Transcripts from bachelor’s institution. Undergraduate minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale. GMAT/GRE test scores required for GPAs below 3.0/4.0 scale.

Does Clarion require SAT?

You must take either the SAT or ACT to submit an application to Clarion University of Pennsylvania. More importantly, you need to do well to have a strong application.