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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Erie, PA

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agricultural And Extension Education Services Checkmark
Agricultural Business And Management, Other Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization, General Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Animal Sciences, Other Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy, General Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, Other Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Labor And Industrial Relations Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Organizational Behavior Studies Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Adult And Continuing Education Administration Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Architectural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Science Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Petroleum Engineering Checkmark
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biomedical Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Electrical/electronic Engineering Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Mechanical/mechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Metallurgical Technology/technician Checkmark
Plastics And Polymer Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research And Clinical Nursing, Other Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Forest Technology/technician Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Biology/biotechnology Technology/technician Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Applied Economics Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,621
Applied
2,989
Accepted
3,491
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

1,630
Females Applied
1,354
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,991
Males Applied
1,635
Males Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan November 1st December 24th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 570 520 630
SAT Math 595 540 630
ACT Composite 23 21 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

18,086
In-state
25,100
Out-of-state
18,086
In-district
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Fees

498
Full-time student fees
10,592
Room & board
5,640
Room only

Financial Aid

11,257
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,915
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,275
Avg. Loan Aid
3,724
Avg. Grant Aid
6,813
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67.3%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,491
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
11%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.35%
Black or African American 2.92%
White or Caucasian 80.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.03%
Asian 3.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.32%
Other 0.98%

Gender

Male (65.77%)
Female (34.23%)

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 32%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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

314
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 266
Part-time - 48
Male - 204
Female - 110
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