Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College

Erie, PA, USA
3.69 Average Rating

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is a public institution located in suburban Erie, PA. PSB is a residential college and has one of the largest campuses in the Penn State System. Mechanical engineering, e-commerce, and management sciences and statistics are among the most popular majors. PSB houses a 200-acre Knowledge Park which is used for research and development.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
14%
Submitting ACT
74%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1054
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,502
Total Number of Undergrads
4,345
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,578
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,198
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,450
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,570
Books and Supplies
$1840

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,803
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,588
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,174

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,524
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,120
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$278
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
67%
33%
Student Organizations
235
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
37%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lions
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Erie
Pittsburgh
Sharon
Jamestown
State College
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
Penn State Erie-The Behrend college is a school that will challenge you academically, socially, and mentally in the best ways possible. It is a school that demands all-nighters and weeds out procrastination. This will not be the easiest four years of your life, but they will be the best.
Katie from Erie, PA
Penn State Behrend is great its big enough to offer a lot of things smaller campuses can't while still being small enough for a lot of individual attention. The staff is always very nice and helpful. It's always a fun time there, Can't wait to go back in the fall.
Jacob from Mars, PA
Penn State Behrend is a great college that graduates very intelligent students and is worth the money. The campus is beautiful and the environment is friendly and homey.
Nathan from Erie, PA
Behrend is a small campus that allows you to get to classes quickly. There are multitudes of activities to do around here ranging from hiking to gaming. It's an awesome school to attend if you want pretty good one on one attention with teachers.
Amber from Fairview, PA
The class sizes are perfect, not too big and not too small! Both the students and professors are very kind and helpful. Also, the classes are great, they really prepare you for after college.
Jessica from Erie, PA
This is a beautiful campus. It has the right amount of students, not to big or to small, and had helpful professors. I Love Penn State Behrend.
Cayla from Latrobe, PA

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