College Profile: Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
As a four-year and graduate college within a land-grant and research university, Penn State Erie, The Behrend college, provides a high-quality, student-centered teaching and learning environment. The college also provides strong research and outreach programs with a particular focus on serving the tri-state region's economic, social, and intellectual development.
At Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, more than 4,600 students benefit from the resources and opportunities of a major research university provided in a welcoming student-centered college environment. Students can choose from thirty-four bachelor's, six associate, and two graduate degree programs.
Penn State Behrend is ranked among the top public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania on a number of important academic measures (U.S. News & World Report, 2008), and 96 percent of our graduating seniors say they would recommend us to friends who are considering college (2008 Senior Survey).
Students and faculty enjoy the beauty of our 725-acre campus located only minutes away from the heart of Pennsylvania's fourth largest city. Campus life is enriched by more than 110 clubs and organizations, 21 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams (10 for men, 11 for women), 4 intercollegiate club sports, and 22 intramural sports. Nearly 1,700 students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite-style halls, and apartment builidings.
4701 College Drive
814-898-6162 (financial aid)
||Public, 4-year or above|
||1,000 - 4,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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||Student Body Size||Yes
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
All Academic Programs
- Mechanical Engineering.
- Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
- Computer Science.
- Communication and Media Studies, Other.
- Business Administration and Management, General.
- Physics, General.
- Computer Engineering, General.
- Finance, General.
- Political Science and Government, General.
- Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
- English Language and Literature, General.
- Management Information Systems, General.
- Chemistry, General.
- History, General.
- Physical Sciences.
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