Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16801-1294
(814) 898-6100
(866) 374-3378
Fax: (814) 898-6044

Contact: Mary-Ellen Madigan
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-0001
(814) 898-6000

www.pserie.psu.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 4,218
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,085
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,029
Graduate enrollment: 116

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 87%


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Education Services B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Soil Science and Agronomy B
Turf Management B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Design and applied arts B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Pathology – Human/Animal B
Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
International Business B
Labor/Personnel Relations B,C
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B,C

Education

Adult/Continuing Teacher Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Educational Evaluation/Research B
Elementary Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Petroleum B
Polymer/Plastics B
Software Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B
Metallurgical Technology A
Plastics A

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies A,B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) A,B
Premedicine B
Rehabilitation and therapeutic studies B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Sciences/Biology B
Forest Technology B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B

Precision Production Trades

Precision manufacturing C

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Forensic Technologies B
Law Enforcement Administration B
Security and protective services B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(814) 898-6000
Website:behrend.psu.edu/
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:admissions.psu.edu/apply/
Address:4701 College Drive, Erie, PA 16563-0001
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,566
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,553 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,828
Out-of-state Tuition:$22,834
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$7,794

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services7191
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services31
Education2
Engineering116
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields332
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs211
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies12
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology31
Social Sciences2
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total307381

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2121
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Psychology11
Social Sciences2
Grand total6281

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$14,828
Out-of-state$22,834
Books and supplies$1,840

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$20,772
Out-of-state$27,064

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid92079%
Grant or scholarship aid67257%$7,794
Student loan aid78967%$8,946

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,33480%$6,033
Federal student loans2,76866%$6,743

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,8532,2411,612
Percent admitted100%88%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%35%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,566
Undergraduate enrollment4,420
Graduate enrollment146

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by

Specialized institution accreditations:

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