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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver is college with 703 students located in Monaca, PA.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Welcome to Penn State Beaver, a beautiful campus located just 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and 15 miles from the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport. With small classes, award-winning faculty, and a staff deeply committed to student success, we provide a truly outstanding college experience.

Penn State Beaver offers the first two years of almost all of Penn State's 160+ majors which can be completed at Penn State University Park or several other Penn State campuses.

For students who wish to complete their studies at Beaver, the campus offers baccalaureate degrees in Administration of Justice, Business, Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, and Psychology. In collaboration with Penn State Harrisburg, we offer a Master's Degree in Education in Teaching and Curriculum for individuals with teaching certificates. Some students also choose to begin their college studies in one of our three associate degree programs.

Our host of successful alumni can attest to the power of a Penn State degree and the richness of their experience at Beaver campus. A Penn State degree will always provide you with a distinct advantage as you move into the job market, whether you're a new graduate or seeking a change in your career. In fact, in a recent Wall Street Journal survey of over 500 corporate recruiters, Penn State graduates were rated #1.

A wide variety of student activities, intramural and varsity sports, and special campus programs will provide you with the opportunity to assume leadership positions and experience the best that Beaver has to offer, both in and out of the classroom.

As Chancellor, I hope your electronic visit to our campus is informative and helpful. Please take the time to learn more about Penn State Beaver and our programs. On behalf of our dedicated faculty and staff, I invite you to join us and become part of a great University with a worldwide reputation.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 703
Gender 61% Male / 39% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 92% In State / 8% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 41% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 70%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

22% of students live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Theme Housing

Activities

Student Publications: The Roar

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program reduced course load
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling economically disadvantaged students services employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major dual enrollment of high school students english as a second language (esl) honors program independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (28%), Psychology (26%), Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (19%), Information Science/Studies (16%), Speech Communication and Rhetoric (7%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (1%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

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.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the criminal justice system, its organizational components and processes, and its legal and public policy contexts. Includes instruction in criminal law and policy, police and correctional systems organization, the administration of justice and the judiciary, and public attitudes regarding criminal justice issues.

Job Opportunities:

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of correctional officers and jailers.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms. Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the theory, organization, and process of information collection, transmission, and utilization in traditional and electronic forms. Includes instruction in information classification and organization; information storage and processing; transmission, transfer, and signaling; communications and networking; systems planning and design; human interfacing and use analysis; database development; information policy analysis; and related aspects of hardware, software, economics, social factors, and capacity.

Job Opportunities:

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
Computer and Information Research Scientists
Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.
Software Developers, Systems Software
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
Computer Occupations, All Other
All computer occupations not listed separately.
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

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.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Gary B. Keefer
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 34
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 38 : 61
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 41
Tenure Track Faculty 11
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 47
International Faculty 2

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ArtH 100 3.0
AP Biology 4.0 Bio 011, 012 4.0
AP Biology 5.0 Bio 110 4.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 Math 140 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 Math 140 4.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 Math 140, 141 8.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 Chem 110, 111 4.0
AP Chemistry 5.0 Chem 110, 111, 112, 113 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 Chinese 001, 002 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 Chinese 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 PSci 003 3.0
AP Computer Science A 5.0 CSE XXX 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 Eng 001 3.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 Earth 100 3.0
AP European History 4.0 Hist 002 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 Fr 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 Fr 001, 002, 003, 201 15.0
AP French Language and Culture 5.0 Fr 001, 002, 003, 201, 202 18.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 Ger 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 Ger 001, 002, 003, 201 16.0
AP German Language and Culture 5.0 Ger 001, 002, 003, 201, 301 19.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 Geog 020 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 Italian 001, 002 8.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 Italian 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP Latin 3.0 LATIN 001 4.0
AP Latin 4.0 LATIN 001,002,003 12.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 Econ 104 3.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 Econ 102 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 Mus 008 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 Phys 250, 251 8.0
AP Psychology 5.0 Psyc 100 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 Span 001, 002, 003 12.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 Span 001, 002, 003 and 100 15.0
AP Statistics 3.0 Stat 100 3.0
AP Statistics 4.0 Stat 200 4.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 PSci 001 3.0
AP United States History 4.0 Hist 020, 021 6.0
AP World History 4.0 Hist 011 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 87.3% accepted of 670 applications

67% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
30% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
8% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 24
English17 - 24
Math16 - 21
Writing5 - 8
 
SATMath420 - 540
Reading420 - 530
Writing390 - 500

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: Work Experience, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 3 0
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $16,312 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $12,691
$30K-$48K $13,617
$48K-$75K $17,091
$75K-$110K $21,026
$110K+ $21,821

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $12,568, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $12,568 Same as On-Campus
Fees $902 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,116 $10,116
Books $1,696 $1,696
Total (before financial aid) $25,282 $25,282

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,174 Same as On-Campus
Fees $902 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,116 $10,116
Books $1,696 $1,696
Total (before financial aid) $31,888 $31,888

Students Receiving Aid

77% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 78% $5,835
Federal Scholarships/Grants 42% $4,370
Institutional Grants 67% $2,693
Other Federal Grants 14% $2,083
Other Loans 4% $8,651
Pell Grants 41% $3,832
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 45% $3,107
Student Loans 79% $6,283

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.psu.edu/studentaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://tuition.psu.edu/costestimate.asp.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

22% of students graduated on time.

43% of students graduated in six years.

68% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Dan Grant (Get recruited )
Baseball Jack Hilfinger (Get recruited )

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#26 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#74 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#235 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#238 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
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