Pennsylvania State University -- Behrend

Erie, PA

Pennsylvania State University -- Behrend

Erie, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$15,206

$24,916

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
49%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
32%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

66%

male

34%

female

12.5

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,997
Declined 768
Total Received 4,765
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Public

3,964

undergraduate students

144

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,108
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Erie International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
33%
500-599
49%
400-499
14%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
32%
500-599
41%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,997
Declined 768
Total Received 4,765

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room & board $11,884
Additional fees $992
Books & supplies $1,840
Other fees $3,222
Total $32,152
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ice hockey

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance team

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Animal Sciences, Other
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Archeology
Architectural Engineering
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Food Science
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Technology/Technician
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Labor and Industrial Relations
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Metallurgical Technology/Technician
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Nuclear Engineering
Organizational Behavior Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,108

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

3,964
students

Female
34%
1,345

Male
66%
2,619

4%

144
students

Female
41%
59

Male
59%
85

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

3,763
students

Female
35%
1,285

Male
65%
2,478

6%

201
students

Female
30%
60

Male
70%
141

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 47%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
2%
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
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

90

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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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 Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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