B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Beaver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Branch of
Penn State

Penn State Beaver Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1120
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$16,171/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,863/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,355/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,808/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,336/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,495/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
619Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
18%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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The campus is small, but there is an abundance of diversity! Coming from a small town in Pennsylvania, I grew up with predominantly caucasian classmates. At Beaver, there is a range of students, including international students! It is a great transitional college. Many students who attend come for 1 or 2 years before going to a bigger campus. This way, you learn how to have independence from your parents or caretakers, but you still have a feel for what college is like. There are places to eat off campus considering the one dining hall is not open at all hours. Living in the dorms can be a challenge. There tends to be a lot of arguments; that can be both entertaining and annoying! The teachers really care about the students. They encourage students to ask questions and have flexible office hours. The athletic programs are coached by some of the greatest in the PSUAC. Overall, it is a great place to meet lifelong friends and step outside your comfort zone.
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Penn State Beaver is a great campus to attend, especially if you are interested in Information Technology. The professors are well spoken, and it is a more affordable option than the main campus. Especially since you're able to finish a four year degree without having to transfer!
I am looking into going to Penn State Beaver. I scheduled a college visit and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere. During the tour, the guide was great and personable. He explained the great aspects of the campus and even let us tour some of the buildings. The campus is small, yet homely. It makes you feel like you belong.