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Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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About Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1867, specializes in preparing students for professional careers in fields such as education, business, arts and science. Clarion enrolls more than 5,500 students from 44 states and 18 countries. Offering more than 100 academic programs, the university leads the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in the number of academic programs with the nation's top accreditation. 

Located in western Pennsylvania, Clarion Borough has more than 6,000 residents living in a community that includes a historic main street, specialty shops, restaurants, a mall with a state-of-the-art movie theater, and a hospital. Recognized as the “Autumn Leaf Capital of the World,” Clarion is regarded as one of the top outdoor recreational areas in Pennsylvania. With a backdrop of rolling wooded hills, the Clarion community offers canoeing, horseback riding, camping and, for those who love winter activities, 12 miles of snowmobile trails, ice skating and cross-country ski trails in Cook Forest State Park.

Clarion is ideally situated between Erie, Pittsburgh and Youngstown, approximately no more than two hours from any of these areas.
Clarion also has Venango College in nearby Oil City and offers programs at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh and through Clarion Online.

Campus information

Becht Hall is your main stop for questions and business as a student. Located in the center of campus across from Carlson Library, Becht Hall contains the primary services and resources that every student, like you, needs.

Upon entering the Becht Hall lobby, you'll be greeted by the Becht Hall Resource Desk. Students at the Resource Desk are there to answer any questions you may have or direct you to the appropriate office where you will find the answers.

The Venango campus of Clarion University is home to Venango College, which delivers a personal and challenging academic experience. Motivated, career-oriented students of all ages and backgrounds are at home in this supportive environment that promotes personal discovery and professional development. You'll gain a competitive edge in your chosen field and have expanding academic and career opportunities in high-demand professions.  Venango College graduates are socially and civically minded as well as academically prepared to be active citizens of the global society.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Creative Arts & Design 3 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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