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Penn State Erie - The Behrend College
  • 4 Year
  • ERIE, PA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Penn State Erie is an above-average public college located in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania in the Erie Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,964 undergraduate students. The Penn State Erie acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Management Sciences and Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technician. Graduating 66% of students, Penn State Erie alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.

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4701 COLLEGE DRIVE
ERIE, PA 16563
Branch of
Penn State
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About Penn State Erie...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Penn State Erie - The Behrend College Rankings

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PSU Erie Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$23,428 / 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
$7,166 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 49 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 59 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 59 responses

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Majors

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
    11%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,964 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
188
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Down to earth and friendly
    44%
  • Asian
    22%
  • Nice (majority)
    17%
  • White people who never been outside Erie
    10%
  • Very nice and great to get along
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 72 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Guy to girl 3:1
    28%
  • Guy to girl 4:1
    23%
  • The guy to girl ratio is 6:1
    20%
  • Guy to Girl ratio is closer to 2:1 now
    8%
  • Small Campus with lots to do
    8%
  • Guy to girl 4:4, pretty even from what I've seen
    5%
  • Small town atmosphere in a big city
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 37 responses

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