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 seven thousand students are enrolled at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Many students at this school scored between 1180 (25th percentile) to 1530 (75th percentile) on the SAT. 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 - 3.14. About 90% of all applicant were accepted at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and from those that were granted acceptance about 55% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clarion University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Clarion University of Pennsylvania was reported as 93.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,070 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 1180 - 1530
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Clarion University of Pennsylvania has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.5%
  • 2010-2011: 65.8%
  • 2011-2012: 79.3%
  • 2012-2013: 46.7%
  • 2013-2014: 93.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.4%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania67.0%
Grove City College80.6%
Westminster College73.4%
Allegheny College64.9%
Thiel College65.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 510
Math400 - 520
Writing380 - 500
Total Score1180 - 1530
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