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
3%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
47%
12-17
7%
6-11
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
20%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
55%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

67%

male

33%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,624
Declined + 452
Total Received 4,076
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Public

4,345

undergraduate students

157

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 Erie, The Behrend College, founded in 1948, is a public, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Erie, PA.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,502
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.)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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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 — Erie, The Behrend College
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
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
18%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
34%
500-599
43%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
47%
12-17
7%
6-11
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
36%
18-23
20%
12-17
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
55%
18-23
32%
12-17
4%

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

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,624
Declined + 452
Total Received 4,076

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,632

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 - $10,632
Total with Avg. Aid $17,976

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,849,263
State $4,832,360
Institutional $5,442,364
Other external $1,490,821
Total $17,614,808

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,000
Institutional $942,530
Other external $344,911
Total $1,289,441
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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, Lacrosse, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Lacrosse,

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Arena Football, Basketball, Curling, Dance Team, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Fun Run, Ice Hockey, Kickball, Martial Arts, Off-Roading, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Racquetball, 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

Torie Shapter (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
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
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural/Extension Education
Animal Science
Applied Clinical Psychology
Archaeological Science
Architectural Science
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art/Architecture
Arts Administration
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science/Meteorology
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Technology
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Business
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
History
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Information Sciences/Technology
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
International Business
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering Technology
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Quality/Manufacturing Management
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Risk Management
Russian
Science
Secondary Education
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Turfgrass Science
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
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

4,502

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

4,345
students

Female
33%
1,446

Male
67%
2,899

3%

157
students

Female
34%
54

Male
66%
103

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,138
students

Female
34%
1,387

Male
66%
2,751

5%

207
students

Female
29%
59

Male
71%
148

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

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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