Pennsylvania State-Erie, The Behrend College


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Pennsylvania State-Erie, The Behrend College

In-state Tuition

$10,626 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$16,024 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


Library houses Hammermill Collection of archives from Hammermill Paper Company and the family of Ernst and Mary Behrend.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 119,640 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 596 current serial subscriptions.
  • 96,904 microforms.
  • 2,773 Audio/Visual items.
  • 15,100 e-books.

Museums & Art

The 725-acre Arboretum at Penn State Behrend contains over 200 identified species of living trees, related flora, and an herbarium.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 325 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 17 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 63 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 6 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 22 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 253 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 49% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 4% of housing units are Singles.
  • 34% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 44% of housing units are Triples.
  • 18% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 18 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Speaker Series; Rhythms of Life Series; Midnight Bingo; Music at Noon Logan Wintergarden Series; Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference; Bruno’s Night Club Late Night Events; International Film Series; Earth Week Festival; Harambee Dinner; Athletic Events; Honors and Awards Convocation; Concerts; Lion Entertainment Board Weekly Movies; Intramurals; Service Projects; Alternative Spring Break; Campus-wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration; Craft Nights; Paintball; Fashion Show; Theatre Productions; Carnival Events; Choir Concerts; Jazz Concerts; Greek Sing; Hunger & Homelessness Week; Service Week; Jeopardy Challenge; Soup for the Soul; Leadership Retreats; International Trips; Battle of the Bands; Women’s History Month; Women’s Film Series; Take Back the Night; JDF Walk for the Cure; Sophomore Business Bridge; International Dinners
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society
  • In total, there are about 100 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Sigma Lambda; Beta Beta Beta; Lambda Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Psi Chi;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Association, Catholic Campus Ministry, Protestant Campus Ministry, Jewish Student Organization;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Organization; Association for Black Collegians; Association For Women in Communications; Gospel Choir; Human Relations Programming Council; International Student Organization; Irish American Society; Multicultural Council Council; National Society of Black Engineers; Ophelia Advisory Council (OAC); Organization of African Students; Organization of Latin American Students; Returning Adult Student Organization; Society of Women Engineers; Trigon; Women Today;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Club; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Sigma Alpha; Alpha Sigma Tau; Amnesty International; APICS; Art Club; Assoc. for Computing Machinery; Astronomy Club; Auto Club; Ballroom Dancers; Beacon; Biology Club; Chemistry Club; Chess Club; College Republicans; Commuter Council; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Pi; Fantasy Gamers Club; Financial Management Association; History Club; Hockey Club; IEEE; Interfraternity Council; Jazz Band Club; Joint Residence Council; Lacrosse Club; Lion Ambassadors; Lion Entertainment Board; Martial Arts Club; Marketing Club; Matchbox Players; Math Club; Mechanical Engineering Club; Midnight Bingo Board; MIS Club; Music Society; Outdoors Club; Panhellenic Council; Psychology Club; Reality Check; Sigma Tau Gamma; Society of Automotive Engineers; Society of Physics Students; Society of Undergraduate Economists; Student Government Association; Tau Kappa Epsilon; Theta Phi Alpha; Yoga and Meditation Club; Young Democrats; Zeta Beta Tau;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Behrend Beacon (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Erie, PA (12), Buffalo, NY (100)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Erie, PA (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Erie, PA (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 72% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 16% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,165
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 4 fraternities
  • 2 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 4% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Gannon University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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