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, Information Science, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 46% of students, Penn State Beaver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
Penn State Beaver Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses
Most Popular Majors
Information Science21 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies15 Graduates
Communication Disorders1 Graduate
Computer and Information Systems Security1 Graduate
Healthcare Management1 Graduate
Management Sciences and Information Systems1 Graduate
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.20 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
Penn State Beaver Reviews
My experience here is amazing! Great atmosphere, environment, and especially the people. Both teachers and students are fun to be around and very resourceful.
Penn State Beaver has a small campus with every building a 5 minute walk! Each time I go outside, I am in awe of the view we have. It is so beautiful. The bistro has a variety of delicious foods. The professors here are so helpful and understanding. They are willing to help when you need it and will explain the problems step by step. There is security always going around the campus to make sure everything is okay and that there are no problems. The amount of of financial aid I received from Penn State Beaver is so generous and I am so thankful to be a part of this program. There is always something to do here to joining clubs, going to parties, participate in sports, or going to the surrounding shopping centers to splurge !!
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.