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Penn State Erie

4851 Metzgar Center
Erie, PA 16563

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Penn State Erie
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Penn State Erie


Residence halls are available for 1,642 students; privately owned housing is also available near campus.


4,057 students


NCAA Division III
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC)
Varsity Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo

Penn State Erie

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, offers a wide range of opportunities to its students. The campus is close to Presque Isle State Park with its seven miles of sandy beaches and ski resorts. Minutes from downtown Erie, students find a wealth of activities to participate in both on- and off-campus. New facilities include an indoor athletics and recreation center, three residence halls, an observatory, and chapel. Services are also available to help international students meet their unique needs.

Many students take advantage of on-campus housing, which can accommodate approximately 1,600 students. Others choose privately-owned housing available near campus. The 725-acre campus is in the northwest corner of the state, ninety minutes from Cleveland and Buffalo and two hours from Pittsburgh. Behrend also offers special services tailored to meet international students’ needs. 

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It's Your Time: Penn State Erie

Student videos highlighting campus life, academics and opportunities at Penn State Erie

Visit Penn State Erie

  • All Students
    All Students

    These visits are for any student interested in attending Penn State Behrend. This includes prospective and accepted high school, transfer, change of campus, or adult students.  These visits include individual counselor appointments and campus-wide open houses.

  • Prospective First-Year Students
    Prospective First-Year Students

    For high school students who have not yet applied to Penn State, or who have applied to Penn State but have not yet received an offer of admission.

  • Accepted First-Year Students
    Accepted First-Year Students

    For high school students who have received an offer of admission to Penn State Behrend.

    There are currently no scheduled events.

  • Transfer Students
    Transfer Students

    For students who have already graduated from high school or completed a GED and will have completed more than 18 credits of college course work (post high school graduation/GED) before starting Penn State.

  • Adult Learners
    Adult Learners

    Adult Learner visits are intended for individuals who are 24 years of age or older; or a veteran of the armed services; or returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student.

  • View All Events
    View all Erie events and visit programs

    Space may be limited. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.


Academic Information

Campus Majors

Majors Completed at Penn State Erie:
Penn State Erie offers 34 baccalaureate degrees and 6 associate degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Penn State Erie.
Campus Major Listings
2+2 Plan:
Penn State Erie offers the first two years of nearly all of Penn State's more that 160 baccalaureate programs that can be completed at Penn State University Park or other Penn State campus locations.
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Penn State Erie

4851 Metzgar Center
Erie, PA 16563