About Us


PennWest Edinboro is committed to excellence in academics and in every aspect of campus life. A passion for student success, a comprehensive catalog of offerings and a supportive yet challenging academic environment define The Boro experience.

PennWest Edinboro is one of Pennsylvania's most distinguished centers of learning and research. Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro. Class sizes are small and are taught by an internationally recognized faculty, 90 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their field, offering students the personalized and high quality education they need to succeed.

The University is distinguished by its genuine dedication to student success, promising the attention, careful advising and state-of-the-art facilities necessary to ensure students achieve their goals and exceed their own expectations.

Founded in 1857 as a private training school for teachers, The Boro has grown into the northwestern Pennsylvania region's largest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. With a vibrant campus community, more than 100 areas of academic study, the area's premiere student housing complex, numerous clubs and organizations, nationally renowned services for students with physical disabilities, NCAA athletics, performing arts, a thriving Greek life scene and a 65,000-person alumni network, PennWest Edinboro is committed to providing the highest quality, most affordable undergraduate, graduate and co-curricular education possible.

PennWest Edinboro does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus), and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson



4,319 total enrollment
3,146 undergraduates
645 first-time undergraduate
1,173 graduate students


The Campus

Located in Edinboro, Pennsylvania
43 buildings on 585 acres
Five-acre lake, open fields and woods
State-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories

Switchboard: 814-732-2000
Undergraduate Admissions: 888-8GO-BORO


The Faculty

278 instructional faculty
15 to 1 student-faculty ratio


Degrees Offered

Associate of arts, associate of engineering technology, associate of science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of science in education, bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of science in art education, master of arts, master of fine arts, master of education, master of science, master of science in nursing, master of social work, doctor of nursing practice.


Programs Offered

119 baccalaureate degree programs
37 graduate programs
11 associate degree programs
16 certificates



17 varsity sports, plus wheelchair basketball and eSports: men's basketball, cross country, football, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling and wheelchair basketball; women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, indoor track and volleyball.

The Fighting Scots compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Divisions I (wrestling) and II.