Tuition & Fees

$15,198

$24,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
14%
700-800
17%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%
30-36
33%
24-29
43%
18-23
20%
12-17
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
39%
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undergraduateRatios

66%

male

34%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,023
Declined + 369
Total Received 3,392
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Public

4,152

undergraduate students

160

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2660
ACT 3656

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Location

School Facts

Pennsylvania State University -- Behrend College, founded in 1948, is a public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Erie, PA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,312
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Erie, PA

725‐acre campus in Erie (population: 97,369), 100 miles from both Buffalo and Cleveland, 127 miles from Pittsburgh. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Pennsylvania State — Behrend
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-0001

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
47%
400-499
14%
700-800
17%
600-699
33%
500-599
40%
400-499
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%
30-36
33%
24-29
43%
18-23
20%
12-17
4%
30-36
10%
24-29
51%
18-23
39%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,023
Declined + 369
Total Received 3,392

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mary-Ellen Madigan
Senior Director of Enrollment Management
P: 866 374-3378
F: 814 898-6044
behrend.admissions@psu.edu

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,668

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $6,370
Board $5,200
Additional fees $984
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $28,608
Average Financial Aid - $10,668
Total with Avg. Aid $17,940

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,786,174
State $4,324,858
Institutional $5,772,755
Other external $1,948,287
Total $17,832,074

Non-need-based

Federal
State $5,772
Institutional $877,630
Other external $733,976
Total $1,617,378
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 814 898-6162
F: 814 898-7595
behrendfinaid@psu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tera Van Doren
Associate Director of Financial Aid
tlv13@psu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
diving
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Ice Hockey

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance Team

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Archery, Arena Football, Basketball, Billiards, Cheerleading, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Flag Football,floor Hockey, Fun Run, Ice Hockey, Kickball, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Sailing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Turkey Bowl, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Weight Lifting,

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Athletic Directors

Brian Streeter (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), ECAC, Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, Collegiate Water Polo Association, Pennsylvania State University Athletics Conference
Mascot
Behrend Lions
School colors
blue and white

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administration of Justice
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agroecology
American Studies
Animal Bioscience
Animal Science
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Clinical Psychology
Applied Psychology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art
Art Education
Art History
Arts Administration
Arts/Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Liberal Arts/Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Communications
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Business/Finance
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Ecosystem Management
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Arts/Sciences
General Business
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Humanities
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Systems
Integrative Arts
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
International Business
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Marketing
Materials Engineering Technology
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planetary Science/Astronomy
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Psychology/Social Science
Public Policy
Quality/Manufacturing Management
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Russian Translation
Science
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Social Studies
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain/Information Systems
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Undecided/Exploratory Studies
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Visual Art Studies
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
Workforce Education/Development
World Languages/Education
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,312

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

4,152
students

Female
34%
1,402

Male
66%
2,750

4%

160
students

Female
41%
66

Male
59%
94

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

3,964
students

Female
34%
1,347

Male
66%
2,617

5%

188
students

Female
30%
55

Male
70%
133

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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