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Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College is a public institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,065, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 725 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,900 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,794 (2012-13).
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With the resources and opportunities of a major research university in a welcoming, student-centered environment, Penn State Behrend offers a unique learning experience to more than 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students.
Penn State Behrend is a four-year, residential college offering thirty-four bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and six associate degree programs. Although our campus is among the largest in the Penn State system, our faculty-to-student ratio of 1:16 provides students with a personalized learning experience from accomplished instructors.
Located on a wooded 854-acre campus, Penn State Behrend is just minutes away from the heart of Erie, Pa., the fourth largest city in the state. The campus is alive with more than 110 clubs and organizations, 22 NCAA Division III men's and women's varsity athletic teams, and several intercollegiate and intramural sports. More than 1,750 students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite-style halls, and apartment buildings. A number of services are offered to students to give them a positive experience, including tutoring and career counseling, personal counseling and health and wellness centers, and campus safety initiatives.
Research and outreach are at the heart of our mission at Penn State Behrend. Annually, the college funds nearly $250,000 in undergraduate research opportunities and operates more than two dozen outreach centers, programs, and initiatives.
Learn more about why so many students choose this dynamic college to get a high-quality, well-respected Penn State education. View Penn State Behrend "At a Glance," or explore the campus right from your computer through our online virtual tour.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College is $50.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
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The student-faculty ratio at Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College is 15:1, and the school has 37.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology.
|4-year graduation rate||41%|
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Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,065, with a gender distribution of 64.1 percent male students and 35.9 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Pennsylvania State University--Erie, The Behrend College, 72.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,226.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$13,900 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,794 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,690 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data