Penn State Behrend, 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 to ski and snowboard 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, nineteen residence halls, a planetarium, and chapel. Services are also available to help international students meet their unique needs.
The 854-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.
First-year students not from Erie County or with permanent residence more than 30 miles from campus are guaranteed on-campus housing and are required to live on campus; housing is available for upper-class, transfer students and change-of-campus students; privately owned housing is also available near campus.
4,420 attend classes here.
Student to teacher ratio of 15:1
127 Clubs & Organizations
Penn State Behrend offers 38 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees that can be completed in their entirety at Penn State Behrend. Nearly all of Penn State's more than 275 baccalaureate programs may be started at Penn State Behrend as part of the 2+2 Plan.
NCAA Division III
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC)