Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College

4701 College Dr, Erie, United States
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Overview of Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College

About this school

Pennsylvania State at Erie, The Behrend College, founded in 1948, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology; Undergraduate Studies; and the School of Business. Its 727-acre campus is located ten miles from downtown Erie.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,345
    • Men:2,899 (66.7%)
    • Women:1,446 (33.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4701 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Erie, PA  16563
Phone
(814) 898-6100
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 4,076 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 1,720 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 2,356 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,466 (40%) of 3,624 admitted students enrolled
Women
474 (31%) of 1,539 admitted students enrolled
Men
992 (48%) of 2,085 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.31
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
520-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
31%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,190|Out-of-state: $23,692
  • Room & Board: - $11,280 (62.9886084431539%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,840 (10.27473754746482%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,788 (26.736654009381283%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003329
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
878 (76.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
721 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
704 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
222 (31.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$10,282
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 338 (48.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,510
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 590 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,530
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 554 (78.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
66 (5.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,663

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,227 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,765 (85.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,700 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
762 (28.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$10,632
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,315 (48.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,687
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,362 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,531
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,921 (71.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
240 (5.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,891

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$39,977
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


271

Part-Time Faculty


68

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


65.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (124)


  • 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 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
  • Business Administration and Management, 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
  • 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
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Manufacturing Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Project Management

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


101,047

Nearest Metropolitan Area


725 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
18.2 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
Erie
Nearest Bus Station
Erie
Nearest Train Station
Erie

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Blue, white, and red

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Penn State Erie, The Behrend College offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,138

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,345
Women
1,446
Men
2,899

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.7% Asian
  • 3.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.8% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


9.1%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


157

Student Resources

Study resources