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Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College, Erie

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1948
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,675
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $37,901,160
Admissions Address

5091 Station Road
Erie, PA 16563

Website

http://www.pserie.psu.edu/

Admissions E-mail

behrend.admissions@psu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mary-Ellen Madigan
Admissions office telephone: (814) 898-6100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.psu.edu/dept/admissions Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 3 0
Science 3 0
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 0
Social studies 3 0
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: N/A
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 82%
Total applicants: 2,948
Total acceptances: 2,403
Total freshman enrollment: 1,027
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,739
Male acceptances: 1,402
Male freshman enrollment: 641
 
Female applicants: 1,209
Female acceptances: 1,001
Female freshman enrollment: 386
Out-of-state freshmen: 11%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 81%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 560
Math: 490 – 600
Combined: 950 – 1160

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.1% 3.0%
600-699 10.5% 22.8%
500-599 43.5% 45.7%
400-499 40.1% 26.5%
300-399 4.9% 1.9%
200-299 0.0% 0.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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