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Study at Penn State Erie

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is a state-related, public university located on the Commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University. It was established in the year 1948. The college's campus spreads over an area of more than 720 acres and enrolls over 4, 000 students annually. The college offers more than 30 baccalaureate majors, over 15 minors, more than 2 graduate programs, and over 5 associate degree programs. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Centre For Adult Students
  • Division of Nursing
  • Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • Sam and Irene Black School of Business
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Science
Penn State Behrend's athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Behrend Lions. They are members of the NCAA Division III, Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Profile of Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie is located in a medium-sized suburb, in Erie, PA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Penn State Erie top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study engineering, business and management, computer science and engineering, and engineering technician.

Penn State Erie Selectivity

The admissions department at Penn State Erie does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 560 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 600 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Penn State Erie tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 4, 171 students (3, 938 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Penn State Erie are male.

Student Life

Students sports include formal participation in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference competitions.

Penn State Erie Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management340business management, marketing, MIS, finance, accounting, international business, logistics, business, . . .
Engineering110mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering
Liberal Arts75liberal arts and sciences, political science, history, English, creative writing, economics, interdisciplinary studies
Engineering Technician68mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech
Science46biology, chemistry, physics, biological and physical sciences
Computer Science and Engineering43computer engineering, computer science, software engineering
Therapy and Counselling35psychology
Media34media studies
Family and Social Work1human services

Contact: Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie

5091 Station Rd

Erie, PA 16563-0002

General Phone: (814) 898-6000

http://www.pserie. psu.edu/

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