Overview

Applicants
4,054
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14.8:1
Total Faculty
309
with Terminal Degree
174

189
Men
120
Women
37
Minority
27
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,058

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,711

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,342

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,935

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
62%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,658
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$20,890
Required Fees
$930
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,760

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$2,250

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,001
Out of State
11%

Demographics

35% female
65% male
11% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
42%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
75
Number of Honor Societies
46

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
26

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Behrend Lions)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Behrend Lions)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: at Gannon University

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
300

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
IBM, Compaq

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Ellen Madigan
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Glenhill Farmhouse
Erie, PA 16563

Phone
814-898-6100


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Junker Athletic Center
Logan House
Smith Chapel and Carillon
Bruno's Caf , Reen Union Building
Historic Behrend Farmhouse

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Presque Isle State Park
Erie Maritime Museum
USS Brig Niagara
Lake Erie
Peak-n-Peak Ski Resort

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
offered students

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Public transportation available, the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority(EMTA,814-452-3515), and Cab Company (814-455-4441). Also Greyhound bus connections are available to and from Erie. Call Greyhound 800-231-2222. The bus station is approximately 15 minutes from campus. US Air and Northwest Airlines serve the Erie International Airport. It is approximately 40 minutes from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Pittsburgh: Take I-279 North to I-79 North. Follow I-79 North to I-90 East. Continue on I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for about one mile. The campus is located on the left (approximately 2 1/2 hours from downtown Pittsburgh.). From Cleveland: Take I-90 East into Pennsylvania to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 West for about one mile. The campus is located on the left (approximately 2 hours from downtown Cleveland). From Buffalo and Rochester: Take I-90 West into Pennsylvania to Exit 32 (Wesleyville) and follow Route 430 for about one mile. The campus is located on the left (approximately 1 1/2 hours from downtown Buffalo). From New York City and Northern New Jersey: There are two routes: cross George Washington Bridge to I-80 West across New Jersey and most of Pennsylvania to I-79 North. Take I-79 North to I-90 East. Take I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville). Follow Route 430 West for one mile and the campus is on the left. Or, follow I-80 West to I-380. Take I-380 around Scranton to I-81 North. Follow I-81 North to Route 86 (also called the Southern Tier Expressway). Take Route 17 West across southern New York to its end in Pennsylvanial. Take I-90 West to Exit 32 (Wesleyville). Follow Route 430 West for one mile. The campus is on the left (approximately 8 hours from George Washington Bridge). From Philadelphia and Central New Jersey: There are two routes: take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which intersects with I-276 north of Philadelphia, to I-80 West. Follow I-80 West across most of Pennsylvania to I-79. Follow I-79 North to I-90 East. Take I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville). Follow Route 430 West for one mile and the campus is on the left. Or, take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West (I-276 to I-76), leave the turnpike at Exit 19 (Harrisburg East) and follow I-283 to I-83 North. When I-83 ends, take I-81 South to Routes 22 and 322 West. Follow Route 322 West to Route 970 North (Woodland). Take Route 970 North for about 2 miles to I-80. Follow I-80 West to I-79 North. Take I-79 North to I-90 East. Continue on I-90 East to Exit 32 (Wesleyville). Follow Route 430 West for one mile and the campus is on the left (approximatley 4 hours from State College).

Local Accommodations
Accomodations close to campus located at exit 24 off I-90: Comfort Inn (814-866-6666) offers transportation services to and from airport, and complimentary continental breakfast; Econo Lodge (814-866-5544) offers transportation services to and from airport complimentary continental breakfast; Residence Inn (814-864-2500) offers transportation services to and from airport, and complimentary continental breakfast; Hampton Inn, South (814-866-6800) offers complimentary continental breakfast. Accommodations close to campus located at exit 27 off of I-90: Days Inn (814-868-8521) offers transportation services to, and from airport and complimentary continental breakfast; Best Western Erie (814-864-1812) offers complimentary continental breakfast; Red Roof Inn (814-868-5246); Quality/Super 8 (814-864-9200) offers complimentary continental breakfast.
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Key Stats

4,054
Applicants
4,001
Size
87%
Acceptance Rate