5091 Station RoadErie, PA 16563-0105 814-898-6100
http://www.pserie.psu.edu/ behrend.admissions@psu.edu
About Pennsylvania State University-Erie, The Behrend College
  • Year of Foundation 1948
  • Size of Campus 732 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,382
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 35%, 65%, 8%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $10,912 in-state, $16,694 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,180
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 3,843
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. 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.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Association, Catholic Campus Ministry, Protestant Campus Ministry, Jewish Student Organization;
  • Number of frat chapter houses 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Sigma Lambda; Beta Beta Beta; Lambda Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Psi Chi;
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 4%
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Speaker Series; Rhythms of Life Series; Midnight Bingo; Music at Noon Logan Wintergarden Series; Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference; Bruno's Night Club Late Night Events; International Film Series; Earth Week Festival; H
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Organization; Association for Black Collegians; Association For Women in Communications; Gospel Choir; Human Relations Programming Council; International Student Organization; Irish American Society; Multicult
  • Number of frats 4
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of sororities 3
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Distance to nearest airport Erie, PA (12), Buffalo, NY (100)
  • Distance to nearest train Erie, PA (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Erie, PA (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 18%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 44%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • Number of students using college housing 49%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 18
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (35%), women's dorms (0%), men's dorms (0%), apartment for single students (62%), special housing for disabled students (3%), other housing options (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 34%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 22
  • Number Of Books in Library 119,640
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 253
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,773
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 596
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Museums The 725-acre Arboretum at Penn State Behrend contains over 200 identified species of living trees, related flora, and an herbarium.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 63
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 6
  • Number of e-books 15,100
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library Facilities Library houses Hammermill Collection of archives from Hammermill Paper Company and the family of Ernst and Mary Behrend.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 17
  • Number Of Microforms 96,904
  • Computer Courses No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Accenture, Accudyn Products, Inc., Advanced Composites, Agilent Technologies, Amica Mutual Insurance Group, AMS, Analytical Laboratory Services, Anvil International, Automated Cells & Equipment, Baltimore County School System, Bechtel Bettis Inc., Bechtel
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Gannon University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 16%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,165
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 1 year 67%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village