Location
Erie, PA
Undergrads
3,723
Tuition (in-state)
$20,794 ($13,900)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 371 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

{{ error }}
close
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's lovely. I can see the lake from my window.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Computers: Computer labs are always open and easy to use.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about sports on my campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: From what I've seen, my campus is very average in it's diversity overall.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big deal on my campus. I have friends that are part of sororities, but we don't act differently toward each other. I think on my campus, people join sororities to be part of a group, not as a social status.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The snow is terrible. I'm from around this area and have lived in the snow belt all of my life, but I hate it. The snow makes it harder for me to want to go to classes, but I muddle through.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I plan to have one in the future. I need one to graduate, and I would also love the experience of being immersed in a job that I could do after I graduate.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm just a second semester freshman so I don't know much about my program. I would like to know a lot more information about it, however. I know I can do a lot with marketing, but honestly I'm unsure of what I in particular can do, or rather, what to do with this degree once I graduate.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was valedictorian and I didn't get much of anything

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at our school help to build school spirit and fan support. Not only do athletic sports keep you in shape but they help to build character and self esteem. Being on an intramural team makes it possible to have fun being on a team while also making new friends.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The education major at my campus is very rigorous. The workload consists of writing alot of essays. Our professors are very helpful and personable. The facilities are nice with comfortable areas to study and do our work.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety and security on our campus is very good. The space between buildings is close so there is little walking distance between classes. The pathways are well lit. There are several campus police that live on campus. There are also boxes all around campus in case of emergencies.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: I feel that the diversity, acceptance, and challenges in regard to ethnic/racial diversity, economic background, political beliefs, religion, and/or sexual orientation, is very respectful to all the students on campus

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife at our school usually includes hanging out in the dorm rooms watching movies or sporting events. Also going to the gym and playing basketball or working out in the weight room are good nighttime activities. Going to different sporting events at our school to cheer on the teams is also fun.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Our campus is a dry campus, meaning no alcohol is allowed on campus by anyone. I feel this is a good policy for a college campus as we are there to study and learn and earn an education to benefit our future. There is not alot of peer pressure at our campus to drink or do drugs, particularly if you are a member of a sport.

College Freshman

Transportation: I don't know alot about the transportation options at my school since I am able to have my car while at school. The parking fee is not expensive, and the advantages of having a car are large. Having a car enables you to travel to classes that are off campus, travel to stores to stock up on supplies, and to go home on breaks and holidays.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are several off-campus dining options near our school. They include many fast food restaurants and convenience stores for quick and inexpensive items. Also there are many healthy eateries for which to choose from that are also low in costs. There are also fine dining restaurants for which to go to with your family when they come to visit

4 College Freshman

Computers: I feel the need for a personal computer is very important. Not only can you work on your homework at all hours, but you can also look up information on any subject at your convenience. You can also load your work onto a finger drive which you can take to the computer lab and print out at your convenience. Our campus network is very reliable and fast, with very little wait time when accessing the internet.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not know very much about the Greek life at my school. I am on the basketball team, so besides my academics and my basketball responsibilities, I do not have alot of time for other involvements in fraternities and club activities at my campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather at our campus can be snowy and cold. Being prepared with warm clothing and boots are a big priority before the winter months begin. I was used to living in cold weather all my life, so the adjustment to college life in winter was not something that I had to do much adjusting to. I have always loved the snow and all the activities that go on in the winter so I do not mind walking to class in the snow.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is extremely nice to live on campus when going to college. Living on campus makes it easy to get to your class and then back to your dorm to study and do homework in between classes. Being able to walk to the cafeteria to eat your meals in between classes makes it very convenient.

The dorms at my college have very clean and spacious rooms. There are laundry facilities on all the floors, making it much easier in snowy weather to do your laundry. The dorm halls all have a special connection, with many acitivities like meet and great for new students.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: My college town is located in a quite area, away from the busy city life. There is a mall within 5 miles, with several department stores also located close by. There are numerous restaurants nearby, ranging from quick and cheap drive-thru meals, to sit-down, fine dining eateries.

There are several different sporting events to attend, or to participate in at our campus for which the local attitude is very positive.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Thye just built a new apartment complex that is off campus. From the rumors I am hearing it is beautiful.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: We are surrounded by off campus restaurants. If you want something other than the dining hall, it is easy to find the food you're craving.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drug and alcohol use on campus, but you aren't treated differently if you don't use it.

2 people found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Alexandra Johnston
Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major
Biology
View all previous student authors

Overall, most students seem to be very happy at Behrend. In fact, a lot of students who plan on transferring to University Park end up changing their minds and staying at Behrend. Students tend to think of Behrend as a great place or a comfortable setting. Students who are not happy at here blame it on the small size and lack of proximity to more fun things to do. Some Behrend students say it begins to feel like being in high school again after four years, but a lot of that depends on who you hang out with.

Behrend is definitely a small school, so anyone looking for a huge school should look elsewhere, but anyone interested in a moderately sized school with an extremely friendly student body and devoted and kind professors will be right at home here. Students who enjoy the idea of forming close bonds with professors, doing undergraduate research, and being able to visit professors whenever they need to will love the academic side of Behrend. People who want to get involved in campus activities also will love Behrend. Finally, anyone can feel comfortable at Behrend and find his or her niche. Behrend students are extremely accepting of anyone, and it is very easy to make friends in and out of class.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!