Clarion University of Pennsylvania

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania can be found in Clarion, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About four thousand students are enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score between 940 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 17 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Clarion University of Pennsylvania average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.18. About 100% of all applicant were accepted at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and from those that were granted acceptance about 31% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clarion University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Clarion University of Pennsylvania was reported as 95.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,640 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Clarion University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Clarion University of Pennsylvania is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Clarion University of Pennsylvania has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 94.1%
  • 2017-2018: 95.5%
  • 2018-2019: 94.1%
  • 2019-2020: 95.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 88.1%

How Does Clarion University of Pennsylvania Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Clarion University of Pennsylvania is sixty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Grove City College79.4%
Westminster College66.5%
Allegheny College62.2%
Thiel College79.4%
La Roche College99.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math470 - 560
Total Score940 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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