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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

4701 College Drive Erie, PA 16563-0001
Phone: (814) 898-6000
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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
  • Located in Erie, PA
  • Public
  • 4,359 students enrolled
  • 89% admitted
  • $13,868 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Joshua from Stoneboro, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Make friends with the professors. for the most part, they want to help you to succeed. for free time, the rooms in Burke are great for watching movies with friends on the weekends, take advantage.

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  • Christian from New Castle, PA
  • I am a current student here

    If you plan on living in the dormitories, make sure that the college offers you a housing contract. I was never offered and was forced to live off-campus at U-Gates for my freshman year. The school pays the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) to run a shuttle bus around the campus. Befriend any friendly driver you come across, they proved to be invaluable to me my freshman year. (Assuming that the run continues to have regular drivers. The plan is to convert it to sheet work, meaning new drivers every day). Use the Academic, Career, and Planning Center (ACPC) to help plan classes, build a resume, and get interview advice. You can search for Recommended Academic Plans (RAP Sheets) on the Behrend website to help you understand the different majors and the classes you will have to take. That can help you plan on what you need to take in high school.

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  • Amber from Erie, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Be prepared to fight the administration on everything, from enrollment to graduation. They'll fight you over financial aid, over class requirements, over anything and everything, and it's only getting worse. Even the professors are getting extremely fed up.

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  • Katie from Erie, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Apply early and try to get into the honor's program as honor students, athletes, and adult students all get to schedule classes early. When you get into the later years, being able to get all the classes you want, at the times you want, is a beautiful thing. Also, learn to love the cold and how to stay warm in it. Last winter we experienced temperatures at -20 F, so bundle up! You will need a quality jacket, water proof boots, gloves, a scarf, a hood (or ear muffs!), and muscles! (Walking up hill with 20lbs on your back in the snow isn't the easiest thing). Don't buy your books from the bookstore unless you absolutely have to. (For example, there may be an online code you need for class, or a teacher's special edition copy). There are websites like and that normally have the same books at a cheaper price. You should also consider renting-you won't need that writer's handbook when you start your career (all of it can be googled). Nor will you need that Art History book, if you are an engineer! Buy and rent smart! Also, don't buy t-shirts from the bookstore. You will be given free t-shirt all the time. Don't waste your money. Lastly, go to Bingo (trust me, they give out the BEST stuff) and all the events on campus. You're paying for them, might as well enjoy them.

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