Location
Erie, PA
Undergrads
3,723
Tuition (in-state)
$20,794 ($13,900)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
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Reviews 416 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The overall quality is great. Although there are some lousy professors, the class sizes are great and there are some very interesting courses to take. The classroom environment represents a laid-back setting which is easy to relax and learn in.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although there are students jobs available, they get taken quickly and are then unavailable to the majority of students on campus. The career center does a fantastic job with the career fair each semester.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are hundreds of options of restaurants to choose from in the Erie area. They are all decently priced and there is a wide variety of cuisine to choose from.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Erie is a great place to visit and live. It provides many different attractions such as museums, concerts, a shopping mall, hundreds of places to eat, and is relatively safe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is laid-back and not very strict. The administrators are friendly and easy-going as long as you are respectful.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic teams on campus are good, but the sporting events are not well attended. Students come to show their support mainly because there are free incentives being offered.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the majority of the facilities on campus. They are up-to-date and modern as well as spacious. The library is huge and includes many places for studying purposes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The campus food is what you can expect from any middle or high school cafeteria. It is mostly bland and the same items over and over.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a major priority at my campus. It is pretty low key and although there are some it is not what it appears to be in the movies.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: In general, the education is good. There are some poor professors -- just like any other college. Generally, the staff is very friendly and welcoming.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my major and most of the professors within it. It is a good workload, and all of the students I have met so far seem to be well-rounded individuals who take their education seriously.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is high. There are many different ethnic backgrounds and everyone seems to accept one another.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Health and safety on the campus is good. There are always police officers available and there are many telephone poles where a button can be pushed which indicated immediate response from the safety police

4 College Junior

Academics: certain professors are amazing. There is a handful of professors who are racist and cruel.

2 College Junior

Academics: My major is not offered here

3 College Junior

Diversity: small group of diversity students

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Non-Greeks think Greeks are a bit snobby and rude. If you are not a Greek you are looked down upon.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most people live in UGates, or now Hudson Lofts that was just put up.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its mostly a rip off. I would rather live off campus. The meal plan is where they get you the most.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to smoke, you usually go down into the gorge, or at least in the woods. Easy to get away with

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The only thing I have to say is DRY CAMPUS. Worst idea ever.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I haven't had a car on campus ever, so I have no response.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is a relatively small school, so you know or at least know of most people on campus. There are not many girls, especially in engineering, and even less good looking girls. Probably about 10 or so that are good looking.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Not much goes on that I know of with sexual assault cases. I never feel unsafe here.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As an athlete, I'm biased in saying our sports are very successful, but there is a major lack of school spirit here. Most people would rather lay in their rooms than go watch the game that night. It may be because of the demographics of our population.

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Alexandra Johnston
Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major
Biology
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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.

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