About Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend is a four-year and graduate college of Penn State. We offer an academically rigorous, globally respected Penn State education in a setting where students have close interaction with faculty, meaningful out-of-classroom experiences, and opportunities for leadership and personal development.

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Behrend, Then and Now

From its start with just 146 students in 1948, Penn State Behrend has become one of the largest Penn State campuses. Though much has changed since the first students began their education at what was then the Behrend Center, a dedication to the land-grant mission of the University remains.

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Behrend Resources

With nearly 4,500 students enrolled in Behrend programs on campus and online, 47 academic degrees, and an 854-acre campus, Penn State Behrend is an active, engaged campus. 

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Visit Penn State Behrend

The best way to learn about Behrend is to visit—even virtually. We offer many opportunities for you to learn about the college, including online info sessions and appointments and a 360-degree virtual tour of campus.

Two students talking in the Financial Lab at Behrend

Give to Penn State Behrend

It’s easy to give to Penn State Behrend. It’s also easy to designate how your gift will be used. You can support established scholarships or programs, create new ones, or make an unrestricted gift that will help meet an immediate need.