Penn State Behrend

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

About Penn State Behrend

With the resources and opportunities of a major research university in a welcoming, student-centered environment, Penn State Behrend offers a unique learning experience to 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Penn State Behrend is a four-year, residential college thirty-seven bachelor's degrees, five master's degrees, and four associate degree programs. Although our campus is among the largest in the Penn State system, our faculty-to-student ratio of 1:16 provides students with a personalized learning experience from accomplished instructors.
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 Behrend

Both traditional and non-traditional students like you choose us for all kinds of reasons: We provide a range of student services-including veterans and adult admissions support, a learning resource center, and academic and career planning services--to help you make the transition to being a student again. When you graduate, you'll be leaving with diploma that bears the name of the university ranked No.1 by business recruiters for producing graduates well-prepared to succeed.

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plaeholder-teamAccounting

A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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Biology

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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Engineering (general)

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Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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Psychology

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $13,868 $21,874 N/A N/A
Fees $960 $960 N/A N/A
Room $5,940 $5,940 N/A N/A
Board $4,520 $4,520 N/A N/A
Books $1,100 $1,100 N/A N/A
Other Expenses N/A N/A N/A N/A
Totals $26,388 $34,394 N/A N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Committed to the 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • 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
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • 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
  • Offers evening programs
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes