Attracting faculty of the greatest caliber to lead programs that earn the highest levels of accreditation has long been a hallmark of Clarion University. In this environment of academic excellence, motivated students become confident graduates who are uniquely prepared to not only meet but also transcend the challenges of the 21st century.
As a committed contributor to the economic health and sustainability of Western Pennsylvania, Clarion University focuses on providing innovative programming in demand-driven areas of regional growth. Creative interdisciplinary collaborations and powerful partnerships with business and industry are allowing us to produce graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of the region’s employers in dynamic and highly flexible ways.
Clarion University attracts the kinds of students who are willing to work hard to get where they want in life. Our faculty, staff, and leadership are driven by a deep sense of responsibility to this diverse and motivated community of learners. We believe in the transformative power of engaged teaching and personalized mentoring to help our students achieve their greatest potential.
Student success and workforce readiness are at the heart of Clarion University’s commitment to innovative, hands-on learning experiences outside of the classroom. Our curriculum integrates a relevant liberal arts foundation with exceptional internships, innovative student-faculty research projects, and culturally enriching service-learning opportunities. The result: Clarion students graduate with not only the skills required to fulfill existing workplace demands but also the drive, ingenuity, and leadership experience needed to grow and advance a successful career over a lifetime.
With more than 140 majors, minors and concentrations, Clarion students design custom paths through college that lead them to exciting careers.
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The Clarion alumni base is more than 50,000 strong. Find out how Golden Eagle grads are sharing their time and resources to keep the tradition going for generations to come.
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