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 634 undergraduate students. The Penn State Beaver acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Information Studies. Graduating 47% of students, Penn State Beaver alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
Penn State Beaver Rankings
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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
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
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.
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!