PennWest Edinboro

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world rank  2356

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University Overview

Founded in 1857, PennWest Edinboro is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium town of Edinboro (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, PennWest Edinboro is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. PennWest Edinboro offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 166 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PennWest Edinboro also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1857 Founded in 2022 by the merger of California University of Pennsylvania (1852), Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1867) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1857)
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 219 Meadville Street
16444-0001 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (814) 732 2000
Fax +1 (814) 732 2443

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office Academy Hall
Edinboro 16444
(814) 732 2761
800 626 2203

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to PennWest Edinboro's Library
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 353,277 physical volumes, 7,720 physical media, 32,241 digital/electronic medium and 129 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,583 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Western University
  • Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023