Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

Overview of Pennsylvania State University Brandywine

PSU Brandywine is found in Media, PA. Media is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at PSU Brandywine.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in business and management, computer science and engineering, family and social work, media.

PSU Brandywine Selectivity

Admission to PSU Brandywine is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 540.


PSU Brandywine has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

Students numbered 1,646 in 2007-2008 at PSU Brandywine.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting PSU Brandywine

Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine
25 Yearsley Mill Rd
Media , PA 19063-5522
General Phone: (610) 892-1200

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PSU Brandywine Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management64business, business management
Family and Social Work32family studies
Liberal Arts23American studies, English, liberal arts and sciences
Media23communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering20information science
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching
Hospitality1hospitality administration

Number of programs and degrees for PSU Brandywine in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1608
Associate's degree154
Award of less than 1 academic year11

PSU Brandywine Student Body

In 2007-2008, PSU Brandywine had a total enrollment of 1,646 students (1,541 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 63%
Women 37%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 14%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 46%
20-21 26%
22-24 15%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

PSU Brandywine Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 25 %

PSU Brandywine Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Media, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

PSU Brandywine Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410520
SAT Math420540
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1722
ACT Composite1623

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

PSU Brandywine Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,490
Books and supplies $ 1,264

Financial Aid:
PSU Brandywine participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 332921)

PSU Brandywine Faculty

PSU Brandywine has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track55
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1217

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*4$57,526
All faculty totalcalendar year1*7$65,099

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$91,9823$80,361
Associate professoracademic year7$74,2768$73,148
Assistant professoracademic year7$76,8524$60,851
Instructoracademic year10$59,41711$43,054
All faculty totalacademic year32$74,62226$59,356

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

PSU Brandywine Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

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checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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