Pennsylvania Western University Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Clarion (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,630
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/16/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"I graduated with honors but felt the degree did not benefit me. My overall rating would be 2/5. Careers services were not very helpful. The instructors and professors were average. The school offered many internships for career advancement. There wasn't much to do at the school."
  • Reviewed: 1/1/2022
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"Rating 2 out of 5 The graduate FNP program is propped up by the educators at Edinboro University. A noticable divide in the educational value of the courses is seen. Self education is an important aspect of the online learning course work. What they don't tell you is that you yourself will have to review every book and HOPE that you have retained the correct information to pass board certification. If you plan push through this endeavor with help from professors, you will be sorely mistaken about half the time. As stated previously, look for the Edinboro professors. They are a beacon of light. If you can navigate your way through the correct professors you may stand a chance in this program. As for the boards, you will more than likely need to supplement."
Lewis Fenoglietto
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"Clarion University's COBAIS provides a great small school experience. Every class I had my professor knew my name, and always would offer help if I was struggling. While I had only one academic advisor, I felt comfortable in meeting with any of my professors to discuss my educational, professional, and life goals. I would highly recommend the International Business seminar they offer. I found this 2 week study abroad to be the most valuable part of my college career"
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Clarion University has a wonderful atmosphere and wonderful professors that truly want you to succeed. Compared to people I know who went to large universities where they were only a number to their professor, I greatly appreciated being personally known by every professor I had. I felt it motivated me to do well, and I could better succeed in my classes. However, due to it being a smaller university, there were not always the resources I would have appreciated. I wanted to minor Spanish and this was very difficult because there were only two Spanish professors so they had very limited class time options. I also felt that a lot of the classes were dumbed down more than at other universities. However, I am still doing well in my graduate level classes at another university and have not felt that this has negatively impacted my career."
Katie E
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2017
  • Degree: Library Science
"Clarion University had an excellent undergraduate degree program for Library and Information Sciences. I was able to earn my BSEd in Library Science, K-12; a certification in Secondary English, 7-12; and participate in the Honors Program - and I graduated a semester early even with all of these things. The Honors program was rigorous without being too taxing, and it provided many opportunities for scholarships, networking, and advancement. The Library Science program had excellent professors while I was there, but the program has since been moved online and I can no longer attest to its effectiveness. Clarion was a wonderful, affordable school. Just be sure to get involved in something; it's a little rural, and without outside interests, boredom can definitely set in."
Gretchen Sortzi
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Having attended four schools to complete my degree, Clarion stood out as the top. I am more than pleased with not only the education but the experience. Online learning has unique challenges and Clarion does a great job at meeting those challenges head on."
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Awesome, good professors, course curriculum is very good. I strongly recommend others to join. D2l is web based course teaching is awesome. I am under computer science department , faculty is so helpful to understand the courses , they respond to emails and any doubts without any delay."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Library Science
"I took the online classes and I thought that they were great. The teachers were helpful although it may have been easier to meet face to face rather than a phone call or email but they were great. All the materials and class work were thoroughly explained."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved my college. It wasn't that far away that I was able to come home whenever it was needed, but I was far away enough to be independent. It was small and had the field in which I wanted to study."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Environmental Engineering
"I was able to take a few GIS classes, which was extremely helpful for graduate school. However, as someone who wants to study weather (meteorology), there were not many atmospheric science classes. Clarion was definitely more geology oriented."
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"I studied for 3 years at Clarion. All the staff, the professors, and students were nothing but supportive. There are tons of tutoring programs, lots of office hours, and plenty of helpful people all around. Clarion is in a small town in North Western PA but, it's a great school. My professors were all engaged and more than willing to help me."