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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
200 East Normal Street
Edinboro, PA 16444
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
From Edinboro University

Edinboro University is the place for those who think... for those who create... for those who work harder, smarter and faster... for those who strive.

Founded in 1857 as a private training school for teachers, Edinboro University has grown into one of northwestern Pennsylvania's largest and most comprehensive institutions of higher education. With a vibrant campus community, more than 100 areas of academic study, the area’s premiere student housing complex, numerous clubs and organizations, nationally renowned services for students with physical disabilities, NCAA athletics, performing arts, and a thriving Greek life scene, Edinboro University is committed to providing the highest quality, most affordable undergraduate, graduate and co-curricular education possible.

Edinboro University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,223/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,685/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Nursing at Edinboro University

Edinboro's nationally accredited nursing programs are exceptional and affordable, with demonstrated results. Students have a 93.5% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX licensing exam, and 100% of our recent class secured full-time positions soon after graduation. Our dedicated faculty, modern facilities, patient simulation lab and clinical opportunities prepare students well for a rewarding career.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,201Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
371
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Charismatic
    15%
  • Indifferent
    10%
  • The lack of awareness of culture
    6%
  • Irritated
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Comfortable
    28%
  • Welcoming and filled with new experiences
    23%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Ok
    8%
  • Strange
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Snowbound
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    45%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    88%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

    Edinboro University Reviews

    1,094 reviews
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    Edinboro University is such a special place. The campus is safe and beautiful with wide open green spaces and an awesome lake right on campus! You truly get a sense from the professors and fellow students that people care about each other. It is a great education at an affordable cost, and with so many additional opportunities to learn and connect outside of the classroom, you get an incredible experience and graduate fully prepared for your career. I'm so glad I chose The Boro!
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    My experience at Edinboro University was tremendous. It is such a special place with a beautiful campus and a true sense of community. I graduated with my degree in Graphic Design and felt genuinely prepared for my career. Professors across all academic disciplines care about the students and don't just view them as numbers. They will challenge you to get the best out of you, and collaborate to help you learn and grow in your chosen field. Beyond the classroom, there are so many activities and experiential learning opportunities for you to take advantage of. I'm so glad I chose Edinboro University and would recommend it to anyone.
    My professors is what makes this university worth it. I am in the art program, and I am very happy with my education. Dorms are overly expensive, but clean. I've never felt in danger on campus, and I really do like the local area, its just small/not much to do. The locals here however are lovely, and I enjoy the small businesses! Campus food is terrible, and student life could be better if students were willing to participate more.