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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1857. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,649, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,360 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,480 (2011-12).
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Our Mission: Edinboro University, a community where intellectual engagement and opportunity challenge and empower individuals. We are inspired to serve and lead as active citizens of our global society through collaborative learning experiences emphasizing campus activities, community outreach, and practical applications. These factors combine to ignite the excitement of discovery and create a thirst for life-long learning and a pursuit of excellence. Our Vision: To become an internationally recognized university known for its innovation, leadership, and commitment to excellence. Our Values: Opportunity, Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Leadership.
"Welcome to Edinboro University, the region's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher education and the place where great things happen.
We have designed our website with students in mind. We have made this site user-friendly when navigating the many pages and especially easy to locate the exact information you're seeking.
As you use this site, you'll learn of the University's long and rich 154-year history and of our many successes since the birth of the Edinboro Academy in 1857. But, more importantly, you'll learn that we're committed to your success here at Edinboro, at our Porreco Center Campus in Erie, the Buba Center Campus in Meadville, and your successful life after Edinboro.
Indeed, Edinboro University is student-centered with more than 100 academic majors, challenging honors programs, diverse graduate degree and certification programs, nationally acclaimed online and distance education, men's and women's NCAA varsity sports, 130 clubs and organizations, a vibrant Greek life and a faculty and staff dedicated to student success. In a word, Edinboro students thrive!
On this website, you'll also learn of the winning combination of modern and historic buildings on our nearly 600-acre campus, deployment of the latest 21st Century technology at all levels of learning, and myriad year-around cultural activities to sate every interest, all part of what has been called the Edinboro Experience.
We're proud of our historic roots and prouder still of the many successes and accomplishments of Edinboro University alumni. Now more than 60,000 Alumni strong who have made a positive difference in every profession. From corner offices to doctors' offices, from boardrooms to classrooms and courtrooms, from art galleries to feature length animated motion pictures, from careers in the CIA and the state police to those in highest levels of government and military service and most occupations in between Edinboro graduates have succeeded in the global job market.
Here, you'll find Edinboro recognizes that one size doesn't fit all and every effort is made to accommodate our 8,500 students' diverse wants and needs by offering the region's most affordable college education in a safe learning environment. And, if you like what you see here you'll love our look and feel in person! Feel free to visit our campus at any time and stroll through our beautiful grounds, explore the buildings and facilities, and please take time to talk with faculty, staff and current students.
You'll find we are constantly evolving to meet today's students' specialized higher education needs. And, when you're an Edinboro student, we'll meet your needs as well!"
Jim Moran, Interim President
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is August 25. The application fee at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.4%|
|Application deadline||August 25|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is 20:1, and the school has 26.5 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 Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.0 percent.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,649, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. At this school, 31.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68.0 percent of students live off campus. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|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|
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, 50 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||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 81.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,968.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,360 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,480 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,068 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data