Penn State Brandywine

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

About Penn State Brandywine

At Penn State Brandywine, you'll find the appeal of a small, private college with the name recognition and prestige of a major research University. Located in the Philadelphia Metro area, Penn State Brandywine offers veterans access to a wealth of resources related to their specific needs. Veteran students are eligible for priority course registration and can choose from over 160 available majors at Penn State, 12 of which can be completed locally. Our interdisciplinary General Engineering degree is nationally recognized. Veteran students receive comprehensive financial, academic, and career advising to ensure success.
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 Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine offers small class sizes, close faculty/staff collaboration, proximity to 3 VA Medical centers; We have personal counseling, a disability specialist, and a Veterans organization on campus. Day and evening classes are offered for flexibility; a full-service financial aid/VA Certifying Official office is located on our campus. 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-teamBiology

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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Business Administration & Management, General

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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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 & Information Systems Security/Information Assurance

A program that prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

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Computer & Information Systems Services Management

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Computer Science

A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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Engineering (general)

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Exercise Science

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

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Social Work

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $13,942 $21,090 N/A N/A
Fees $964 $964 N/A N/A
Room N/A N/A N/A N/A
Board N/A N/A N/A N/A
Books $3,680 $3,680 N/A N/A
Other Expenses $3,780 $3,708 N/A N/A
Totals $22,366 $29,442 N/A N/A
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • 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
  • 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
  • Offers evening programs
  • Offers weekend programs
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • 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