Penn State Beaver

Category: Public Universities with fewer than 10000 enrolled students | State: Pennsylvania

About Penn State Beaver

Penn State Beaver offers a relaxed suburban atmosphere with easy access to Pittsburgh. We offer an intimate environment with small class sizes and personalized attention. Like all Penn State campuses, Beaver offers the first two years of more than 160 Penn State majors. In addition, five bachelor's degrees can be completed here. Beaver offers a rich college experience for traditional and non-traditional students alike.
2017 Military Friendly® STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Why attend Penn State Beaver

At Penn State Beaver you will get a high quality education from an institution that is recognized around the world. Whether you are new to college, want to finish a degree, or are looking for a career change, Penn State Beaver is an excellent choice. We strive to provide our local veterans personalized attention through admissions, financial aid, counseling, and awarding veterans priority registration for classes. All qualified veterans and dependents will be considered for the in-state tuition under the new provisions in Section 702 of the Choice Act.

Ratings

Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamBroadcast Journalism

A program that focuses on the methods and techniques for reporting, producing, and delivering news and news programs via radio, television, and video/film media; and that prepares individuals to be professional broadcast journalists, editors, producers, directors, and managers. Includes instruction in the principles of broadcast technology; broadcast reporting; on- and off-camera and microphone procedures and techniques; program, sound, and video/film editing; program design and production; media law and policy; and professional standards and ethics.

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Chemical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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Communications, General

A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.

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Computer Software Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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Mathematics Teacher Education

A program that prepares individuals to teach mathematics programs at various educational levels.

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Operations Management & Supervision

A program that prepares individuals to manage and direct the physical and/or technical functions of a firm or organization, particularly those relating to development, production, and manufacturing. Includes instruction in principles of general management, manufacturing and production systems, plant management, equipment maintenance management, production control, industrial labor relations and skilled trades supervision, strategic manufacturing policy, systems analysis, productivity analysis and cost control, and materials planning.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $12,718 $19,404 N/A N/A
Fees $942 $942 N/A N/A
Room $5,720 $5,720 N/A N/A
Board $5,200 $5,200 N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $24,580 $31,266 N/A N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on DSST exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Additional scholarships specifically for military students and veterans
  • In-state tuition without residency requirements for military personnel
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Returning student receive reimbursement or remission of course fees
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue