4,345
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,632
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
88
88%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is a Comprehensive institution located in Erie, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4701 College Drive
Erie, PA  16563
United States
Contact Admissions Office
Email: behrend.admissions@psu.edu
Phone: 814-898-6100
Fax: 814-898-6044

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
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Soil Science And Agronomy Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
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Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/Judaic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences Related Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,076
Applied
3,624
Accepted
4,345
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

1,720
Females Applied
1,539
Females Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,356
Males Applied
2,085
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.31
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 610
SAT Math 530 640
ACT Composite 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

14,214
In-state
22,716
Out-of-state
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Fees

976
Full-time student fees
11,280
Room & board
6,180
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,632
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,282
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,418
Avg. Loan Aid
3,891
Avg. Grant Aid
5,687
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,345
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students
9%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.15%
Black or African American 2.97%
White or Caucasian 76.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 3.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.94%
Other 1.21%

Gender

Male (66.72%)
Female (33.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 37%

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Division 3 No

Faculty

339
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 271
Part-time - 68
Male - 212
Female - 127