Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College (Penn State)

Erie, PA

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Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College

Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College Student Essentials

Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Behrend Lions
Website: psbehrend.psu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $13,900
Out-of-State Tuition: $20,794
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 4,573
Year Established: 1948

About Penn State

As part of Penn State’s expansive academic network, The Behrend College maintains the PSU standard of excellence.

Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, the college has undergone significant development in the past decade, including the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, the Junker Center, the Smith Chapel, and Knowledge Park. Certainly, there’s no shortage of resources or facilities at The Behrend College.

In addition to approximately 35 bachelor’s degree programs, Penn State Erie offers graduate degree programs in business administration and project management. Undergraduate students seeking transfer to Penn State’s main campus in University Park can also begin their desired major at The Behrend College, and then transfer to PSU for a 2+2 bachelor’s degree program.

Over 1,500 students live on campus at The Behrend College, resulting in a rich and diverse student life. There are over 100 clubs and organizations and a variety of options for residential life, including the recently completed Senat Hall.

As far as financial aid goes, PSU Behrend strives to make education affordable for all of its students. Government aid programs like the FSEOG, PHEAA State Grant and National SMART Grant are available to those who qualify, as are numerous institutional scholarships. Though merit is the primary basis for many of these scholarships, financial need is also taken into consideration.

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Penn State Map & Location

Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College
5091 Station Rd
Erie, PA 16563


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Getting Around Penn State

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Erie, PA

Winter
Dec
38
27
Jan
34
21
Feb
36
21
Spring
Mar
44
28
Apr
56
38
May
67
48
Summer
Jun
76
59
Jul
80
64
Aug
79
63
Fall
Sep
72
56
Oct
61
45
Nov
50
37

Penn State Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,437
Freshman Class 1,032
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,573

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 3%
African American 4%
Caucasian 86%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 37%
Men 63%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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Pennsylvania State University, Erie - Behrend College

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