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The Clarion University Foundation, Inc. student apartment complex at Clarion University – Venango is scenically situated on 65 acres of wooded hillside overlooking the Allegheny River in the city of Oil City. Oil City offers a congenial, small-town setting for students and boasts a variety of local restaurants, antique shops, bike trails, outdoor activities, cultural opportunities, and more.
  • Two and three-story buildings with two apartments on each floor
  • Each apartment houses up to four students
  • Students enjoy a private bedroom and a semi-private bathroom
  • Students share common kitchen, laundry facilities, and living and dining areas
  • The Michael F. and Joyce I. Hughes Hall features a community center where students of all buildings can gather for studying or socializing.

Venango Apartments

2020-2021 Rates

Once again, leases for both an Academic Year and an Extended Academic Year will be offered. To assist you in overcoming any economic hardships created by the COVID-19 shutdown, lease rates have been drastically reduced for the upcoming year.
  • The Academic Year Lease will be $5,900 – nearly $1,200 lower than last year's rate of $7,090. These leases can be paid in ten installments of $590.
  • The Extended Academic Year Lease will be $6,600 - $1,440 less than last year's rate. These leases can be paid in twelve installments of $550. Summer tenants must be enrolled in summer classes or planning to live at the apartments during the 2021-22 term.

The student apartments offer an array of benefits not commonly found in non-university affiliated student housing. In addition to WIFI access and a Student Apartment Parking Permit being included in the lease, the apartments offer the following:

  • The proximity to the campus is unparalleled and provides students better access to classrooms, teachers, the library, and the cafeteria.
  • All appliances, furnishings, laundry facilities, and utilities (including air conditioning and Broadband Internet) are included. Snow and ice removal is also provided.
  • The apartments are of recent construction. Not only are they in better condition than most non-affiliated apartments, they include safety features such as sprinklers, alarms, and security cameras not commonly found in older buildings.
  •  The application fee is waived for returning students.

Please contact Kristopher Johnson at Oil Region Realty 814-677-2326 if you have any questions or need additional information.

For updated information regarding COVID-19 regulations/updates.

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Last Updated 7/13/21