Penn State Beaver

131 reviews
  1. Monaca, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Penn State Beaver is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Branch of
Penn State

Penn State Beaver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
840-1080
ACT Range
17-21
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,583/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,015/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,436/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,989/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,445/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,959/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
645Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Determined
    50%
  • Different
    50%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
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After Penn State Beaver

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

131 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    33
  • Average
    58
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    8
Penn State Beaver is a great campus to attend, especially if you are interested in Information Technology. The professors are well spoken, and it is a more affordable option than the main campus. Especially since you're able to finish a four year degree without having to transfer!
  • Senior
  • 24 days ago
Though I can't say that the dorms are the greatest, everyone in the residence hall is nice and, sometimes, I even forget I'm in a dorm! It's a great experience, and though Harmony Hall could be better, I would recommend it to anyone looking to save money on gas or are looking to apply to Penn State Beaver.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 29 2012
Life in College – Over at Penn State Beaver, it is a very small campus. With only one dorm facility, everyone that lives on campus stays a pretty close-knit family. Although Penn State may not be considered a fun and exciting campus to some, it remains a good setting for students who want the extra attention. Attending a campus with a small campus gives you the advantage to receive more personalized attention and that I'd exactly what we get. When I'm not busy with my studies, I like to hang out with friends and just relax. Many of the students that attend Penn State Beaver are friendly and easy to get along with. I find myself surrounded with a very diverse bunch of students. I enjoy experiencing this cultural and ethnically mix because it gives me the opportunity to learn about other students' customs and traditions. Overall Penn State Beaver may not be the most exciting of all campuses, but it does remain a concentrated area of study for students serious about their education.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 28 2011