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Campus Behrend

Campus Behrend

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.

Campus Facts


First-year students not from Erie County or with a permanent residence more than 30 miles from campus are guaranteed on-campus housing and are required to live on campus.


4,420 attend classes here.


Student to teacher ratio of 15:1

Clubs & Organizations

127 Clubs & Organizations


Penn State Behrend offers 39 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)

Upcoming Events

Please visit the Penn State World Campus Calendar to view upcoming webinar events.
View all upcoming events for Behrend

Campus Majors

Penn State offers more than 275 majors, with four-year degrees offered at all 20 of our undergraduate campuses.

2+2 Plan

Starting a program at a Commonwealth Campus and completing at University Park. The most common path to a Penn State degree.