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Pennsylvania State at Erie, The Behrend College, founded in 1948, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Engineering and Technology; Undergraduate Studies; and the School of Business. Its 727-acre campus is located ten miles from downtown Erie.

Website: www.psu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,964
Undergraduate
Students
(33.9%) 1,345 Women
(66.1%) 2,619 Men
144
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 4,765 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
595 average
530-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,718
Out-of-state: $43,428
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,206
Out-of-state: $24,916
Room and Board
$11,884
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$10,522
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$41,841
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
282
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Erie Population
101,047
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
3.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.5% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
8.1%
First-Year Students Returning
82.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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