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Founded in 1867, the PennWest Clarion is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Clarion (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, PennWest Clarion is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. PennWest Clarion offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 157-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PennWest Clarion also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


PennWest Clarion's Control Typepublic


PennWest Clarion's Entity Typenon-profit


PennWest Clarion' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


PennWest Clarion's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Founded 1867 Founded in 2022 by the merger of California University of Pennsylvania (1852), Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1867) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1857)
Colours Blue and gold
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University Location

Address 840 Wood Street
16214 Pennsylvania
United States
PennWest Clarion's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
PennWest Clarion Phone Number +1 (814) 393 2000
PennWest Clarion Fax Number +1 (814) 393 1826

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following PennWest Clarion's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify PennWest Clarion's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This PennWest Clarion's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at PennWest Clarion.

PennWest Clarion: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic PennWest Clarion's admission information.

PennWest Clarion's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

PennWest Clarion's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has PennWest Clarion a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

PennWest Clarion's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are recommended
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is recommended
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

PennWest Clarion's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

PennWest Clarion's Admission Office Admission Office

Wood Street
Clarion 16214
(814) 393 2306
800 672 7171

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for PennWest Clarion.

PennWest Clarion's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

PennWest Clarion has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

PennWest Clarion's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

PennWest Clarion's Control Type Control Type

PennWest Clarion is a public higher education institution.

PennWest Clarion's Entity Type Entity Type

PennWest Clarion is a non-profit higher education institution.

PennWest Clarion's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

PennWest Clarion's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

PennWest Clarion does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official PennWest Clarion's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Postbaccalaureate: Other-dominant, with Arts & Sciences

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of PennWest Clarion's main facilities:

PennWest Clarion's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit PennWest Clarion's Library

Clarion University of Pennsylvania's library has 1 branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 233,828 physical volumes, 7,182 physical media, 77,236 digital/electronic media and 97 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 18 full-time employees, including 6 librarians. Clarion University of Pennsylvania's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

PennWest Clarion's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the PennWest Clarion provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,745 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

PennWest Clarion's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of PennWest Clarion's main services:

PennWest Clarion's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

PennWest Clarion's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

PennWest Clarion's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

PennWest Clarion's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

PennWest Clarion's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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PennWest Clarion's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

PennWest Clarion is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important PennWest Clarion's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation
  • Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council for Standards in Human Service Education
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important PennWest Clarion's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

PennWest Clarion's Facebook page PennWest Clarion's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

PennWest Clarion's X (formerly Twitter) page PennWest Clarion's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

PennWest Clarion's YouTube channel PennWest Clarion's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

PennWest Clarion's Instagram page PennWest Clarion's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


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