Why Penn State Behrend

At Penn State Behrend, you’ll find the ideal place to make friends, get involved, and enjoy life on a beautiful residential campus. With more than four thousand undergraduate and graduate students, we’re among the largest of Penn State’s campuses—but small class sizes mean you’ll connect with award-winning faculty, and plentiful student support resources will help you learn and grow as you pursue your interests. Through Open Lab learning opportunities, you’ll get hands-on experience doing research and solving real-world problems to prepare you for your future.

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Get a Degree Locally That’s Recognized Globally

Enroll in one of our nearly forty four-year degree offerings or take advantage of our 2+2 plan and begin nearly any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transitioning to another campus, like University Park. No matter which major matches your interest, you’ll be backed by the strength of the Penn State network, our top-ranked research enterprise, faculty experts, and more than 775,000 alumni worldwide ready to open doors to future opportunities.

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You Won't Be Bored

A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Behrend, boredom is not an option—whether you live on campus in a traditional residence hall, suite, or apartment or commute from your home or a nearby off-campus apartment. With more than 140 student clubs and organizations plus intramural sports, there’s something for every student.

You can enjoy Greek life, boost your résumé with an academic club or the Behrend Honors program, give back to the community through a service organization, or embrace your leadership skills as a resident assistant. That's all in addition to NCAA Division III athletics, concerts, movie nights, and Behrend’s famous “Midnight Bingo.”