About the College

About the College

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Penn State Behrend

With the resources and opportunities of a major research university in a welcoming, student-centered environment, Penn State Behrend offers a unique learning experience to nearly 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students on campus.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year, residential college offering thirty-seven bachelor's degrees, five master’s degrees, and four associate degree programs. Although our campus is among the largest in the Penn State system, our faculty-to-student ratio of 1:16 provides students with a personalized learning experience from accomplished instructors.

Located on a wooded 854-acre campus, Penn State Behrend is just minutes away from the heart of Erie, Pa., the fourth largest city in the state. The campus is alive with more than 100 clubs and organizations, 22 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams, and several intercollegiate and intramural sports. More than 1,750 students live on campus in traditional residence halls, suite-style halls, and apartment buildings. A number of services are offered to students to give them a positive experience, including tutoring, career counseling, personal counseling and health and wellness centers, and campus safety initiatives.

Research and outreach are at the heart of our mission at Penn State Behrend. Annually, the college funds nearly $350,000 in undergraduate research opportunities and operates more than two dozen outreach centers, programs, and initiatives.

Learn more about why so many students choose this dynamic college to get a high-quality, well-respected Penn State education. View Penn State Behrend “At a Glance,” or explore the campus right from your computer through our online virtual tour.