Tuition & Fees

$15,190

$23,692

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

66%

34%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,385
Declined + 468
Total Received 3,853
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Public

4,420

undergraduate students

146

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
28%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
40%
18-23
20%
12-17
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
7%
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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 4,566
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: 98,953), 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

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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

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 2% of male students
 
3 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
36%
300-399
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
28%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
30-36
30%
24-29
40%
18-23
20%
12-17
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
47%
18-23
39%
12-17
7%

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 no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,385
Declined + 468
Total Received 3,853

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

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $6,180
Board $5,100
Additional fees $976
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $28,310
Average Financial Aid - $11,015
Total with Avg. Aid $17,295

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,015

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,333,517
State $4,540,380
Institutional $5,398,661
Other external $1,571,938
Total $17,844,496

Non-need-based

Federal $236,575
State $7,060
Institutional $792,840
Other external $964,288
Total $2,000,763

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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

Athletic Facts

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

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Clinical Psychology
Arts Administration
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
English
Environmental Science
Finance
General Arts/Sciences
General Business
History
Industrial Engineering
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
International Business
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Nursing
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Physics
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Professional Accounting
Project Management
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Science
Secondary Education/Mathematics
Software Engineering
Undeclared
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Undergraduate

97%

4,420
students

Female
34%
1,511

Male
66%
2,909

Graduate

3%

146
students

Female
27%
40

Male
73%
106

undergraduateFull-time

94%

4,190
students

Female
34%
1,415

Male
66%
2,775

undergraduatePart-time

6%

230
students

Female
42%
96

Male
58%
134

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
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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
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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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