This is Penn State Behrend

Want a college experience that will give you creative learning opportunities, rewarding degree programs, and a global reach? This is the place for you.

This is a place that will welcome you like family, help you build a network, and give you all the opportunities offered by a university recognized around the world.

This is where the curious minds of today become the innovative leaders of tomorrow. 

This is Penn State Behrend.

Students using computers in the finance lab

Behrend: A Welcoming College with a Global Reach

Penn State Behrend is a top public school in Pennsylvania and among the top 10 percent for return on tuition investment and best value. Our students have opportunities to engage academically, connect socially, and develop leadership skills on a welcoming campus paired with the power and prestige of Penn State.

A female graduate smiles after crossing the stage at commencement

Behrend Is a Best Value

Your college education is an investment in your future. At Behrend, we prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and experience that employers want and need. Our job is to make sure your investment pays off—through lower costs, higher value, and support to succeed.

A student working in a biochemistry lab

Open Lab: Real-World Experience for Students

Penn State Behrend is an Open Lab, where students work with external partners to solve real-world problems. Whatever the project—conducting research, designing a new product, addressing a challenge, or participating in an internship or co-op position—students get career-building, real-world experience with business, industry, and community partners. 

Behrend graduates at spring 2022 commencement

Vision of a Behrend Graduate

We produce graduates prepared for success—empowering them as students through highly engaged instruction, research, and out-of-class experiences combined with a distinctive Open Laboratory model of learning and discovery.