Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

2014 Quick Stats
219 Meadville Street

Edinboro, PA 16444

Phone: (814) 732-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#126 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1857. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,090, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 585 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 126. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,849 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,161 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Our Mission: Distinguished by its focus on individual attention to student success, commitment to diversity, and responsiveness to the
evolving needs of the broader community, Edinboro University provides the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and co-curricular education.
Our Vision: Edinboro University is committed to creating opportunities for intellectual and personal growth in an inclusive environment. We value excellence, curiosity, respect, responsibility, and integrity.
Our Values: Edinboro University will be the first choice among students, employers, and the community for excellence in higher

Welcome to Edinboro University! I am delighted that you've chosen to
pursue your goals here. You've made an outstanding choice and it is my
privilege to welcome you to the Edinboro family. Edinboro offers you an
exceptional education on a campus committed to your academic success
and personal growth. Our community, faculty, staff and your fellow
students-- will join with you to make great things happen here! Your
success is a shared responsibility. Your responsibility is to enthusiastically
take advantage of everything Edinboro has to offer. Our responsibility
is to make sure that you have the very best academic and
extracurricular opportunities available. I urge you to throw your mind
and heart into the hard work necessary to exceed your own expectations
and realize your fullest potential. Together we will make great things
happen. We are here for you. Every Edinboro employee has one priority:
your success--in each course, in your major, in extracurricular activities,
and above all your success in achieving your degree. That's what makes
our work so fulfilling--we care deeply about what we do. We know the
lasting value of an Edinboro degree and we want you to have the
opportunity to earn a degree that will be the foundation for a successful
career and a life of significance after graduation. Beginning in 1857, our founders launched a long and rich tradition of excellence, ongoing improvement, and persistence in the face of challenge. We continue that tradition, working diligently to offer the impressive array of top quality academic options you'll encounter in this Undergraduate Catalog. We expect that you'll work with equal diligence to make the most of the excellent learning opportunities offered to you. Our classes are small so that you can develop relationships with our faculty. Edinboro faculty members are focused on teaching and building mentoring relationships with our students. Get to know your professors, take advantage of the opportunity to work closely with them on research and special projects, attend campus lectures and performances. Engage wholeheartedly and you will make great things happen. You are here at Edinboro because in the admissions process we recognized your promise to excel and graduate. Whether you are a traditional or adult student, a resident or a commuter, you are now a valued member of our community. We insist on a collegial, respectful, and safe environment for all-- a welcoming environment in which we benefit from your participation. Become active in the vibrant community in our classrooms, laboratories, library, athletic
fields, and varied extracurricular venues. We hold the highest standards for excellence in all that we do. We expect you to accomplish great things here on
campus and in your lives after graduation. We are dedicated to helping you get there and to making the journey one that is filled with challenge, excitement, and the rewards of a job done well. On behalf of the Edinboro community, I pledge to tirelessly uphold and advance our commitment to excellence and our commitment to you. Let's get to work making great things happen here!
Julie E. Wollman , President

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1857
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $15,147,719


When applying to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.3 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is 18:1, and the school has 40.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania include: Visual and Performing Arts; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Education 12%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7%

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Student Life

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,090, with a gender distribution of 41.8 percent male students and 58.2 percent female students. At this school, 37 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63 percent of students live off campus. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,462
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, and health insurance. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Students who have cars on campus 48%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 80.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,148.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,849 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,161 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,976 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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