Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Erie, PA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
3,392
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
90
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
11%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1171
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
660
Reading
25th
520
75th
620
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
18%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
18
Top 25%
41
Top 50%
76
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
93
$30k - $48k
66
$48k - $75k
129
$75k - $110k
140
$110k+
186

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 866-374-3378
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
It is a difficult school make sure you go in with the right mind set and ask for help when you need it.
Danielle from Erie, PA
If you are interested in engineering or business this could be the school for you. The engineering and business programs here are top notch and this is one of the few places that has almost all of the engineering disciplines as well as their technology counterparts.
William from Jefferson Hills, PA
Apply early and try to get into the honor's program as honor students, athletes, and adult students all get to schedule classes early. When you get into the later years, being able to get all the classes you want, at the times you want, is a beautiful thing.
Also, learn to love the cold and how to stay warm in it. Last winter we experienced temperatures at -20 F, so bundle up! You will need a quality jacket, water proof boots, gloves, a scarf, a hood (or ear muffs!), and muscles! (Walking up hill with 20lbs on your back in the snow isn't the easiest thing).
Don't buy your books from the bookstore unless you absolutely have to. (For example, there may be an online code you need for class, or a teacher's special edition copy). There are websites like chegg.com and bookrenter.com that normally have the same books at a cheaper price. You should also consider renting-you won't need that writer's handbook when you start your career (all of it can be googled). Nor will you need that Art History book, if you are an engineer! Buy and rent smart! Also, don't buy t-shirts from the bookstore. You will be given free t-shirt all the time. Don't waste your money.
Lastly, go to Bingo (trust me, they give out the BEST stuff) and all the events on campus. You're paying for them, might as well enjoy them.
Katie from Erie, PA
Come prepared, bring your winter gear the winters in erie can be brutal. Make sure you bring a variety of clothes because the weather is pretty bipolar and unpredictable. Apply here before any other branch campus of Penn State this one is the best
Jacob from Mars, PA
Try new things and don't be afraid to ask others for help
Nathan from Erie, PA
Bring warm clothes for winter along with dress clothes for different classes and interviews you might have. Come if you're a STEM major.
Amber from Fairview, PA
Get involved! There is a ton of things to do from clubs that pertain to your major, to fraternities/sororities, and club sports.
Jessica from Erie, PA
If you do not do well in cold weather i would try and look for something new.
Cayla from Latrobe, PA

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