Edinboro University

Edinboro, PA

Edinboro University (formerly Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), founded in 1857, is a public university. While it is recognized as a leader in academic programming, it also provides opportunities for personal growth. A wide variety of extracurricular cultural, developmental, and recreational programs are open to all enrolled students. Its 585-acre campus is located in Edinboro, 18 miles from Erie.

Website: www.edinboro.edu/

Public
Co-ed
5,585
Undergraduate
Students
(58.0%) 3,242 Women
(42.0%) 2,343 Men
1,252
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 3,143 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.18
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,176
Out-of-state: $24,034
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,542
Out-of-state: $14,400
Room and Board
$9,634
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Freshman Award
$9,617
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,041
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
317
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Edinboro Population
6,447
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Fighting Scots
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
0% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
1.9%
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
219 Meadville Street
City, State, Zip
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone
(814) 732-2761
Fax
(814) 732-2420
E-mail
eup_admissions@edinboro.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Music auditions recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 3,143 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 1,941 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 1,202 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,974 (63%) of 3,121 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,127 (58%) of 1,936 admitted students enrolled
Men
847 (71%) of 1,185 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.18
3.75 and Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
15%
Score of 18 - 23
45%
Score of 12 - 17
37%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 24%
Top half: 56%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,176
Out-of-state: $24,034
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,542
Out-of-state: $14,400
Room and Board
$9,634
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@edinboro.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003321
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
998 (87.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
978 (98.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
965 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
95 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$9,617
Need-Based Gift
Received by 879 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,470
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 777 (80.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,164
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 806 (83.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,176 (73.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,808 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,762 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
168 (6.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$9,395
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,625 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,458
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,426 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,018
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,440 (52.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
87 (2.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,548

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,041
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
317
Part-Time Faculty
54
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
70%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1157
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Psychology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • History
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Political Science
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Edinboro Population
6,447
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
585 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.2 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
23 mile(s) from campus in Erie
Nearest Train Station
23 mile(s) from campus in Erie

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense education

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Fighting Scots
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (downhill), soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, university programming board, greek life, recreational sports, student leadership (leadership edinboro)
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
0% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,585
Women
3,242 (58.0%)
Men
2,343 (42.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,086
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.9%
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,252

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
44.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
49.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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