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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Beaver is a public college located in Center Township, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 563 undergraduate students. The Penn State Beaver acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Information Science. Graduating 46% of students, Penn State Beaver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
About Penn State Beaver...
Athletic Division
USCAA
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
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,774/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,708/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,443/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,732/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,397/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,700/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
563Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Determined
    40%
  • Different
    40%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Stressed
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Its okay
    33%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Interactive
    11%
  • Scool Dayz
    11%
  • Underrated
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
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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Penn State Beaver Reviews

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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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The classes and courses were well taught, but there were a lot of complications specifically for me with the 2 + 2 program. My grade point average and testing requirements were met to school standards, but I came into Beaver as an undecided student. My original academic adviser knew I was interested in the education field but also the physical therapy field. Even though they were on 2 different spectrum, I did not take an entrance to major course that was only offered once every other spring semester. I needed this course to be in the Early Education major. I was upset and frustrated with this issue and I have considered transferring. My new academic adviser has helped me tremendously and I greatly appreciate her.
Loved the campus, loved how close the commute was. The psych program was challenging and I loved my professors!