The Best & Worst

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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Best Of

  1. 1
    The campus is one of the most beautiful you will see.
  2. 2
    Undergraduate research opportunities are huge at Behrend (and they are funded by grants).
  3. 3
    The student body is friendly, down to earth, and outgoing.
  4. 4
    The professors are great and always willing to help outside of office hours.
  5. 5
    The gorge is beautiful and a fun place to hang out.
  6. 6
    Beautiful on-campus housing
  7. 7
    You will get a great education where people really care about you.
  8. 8
    Bruno's $1 movies
  9. 9
    Seeing the sun set over the lake each night from your dorm room
  10. 10
    There's always something free to do: comedian, speakers, midnight bingo, bands, etc.

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
82% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
85% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
62% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Accepting Campus Community
56% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
57% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Highly Satisfied Students
81% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
61% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The food at Dobbins
  2. 2
    The constant snow, wind, and freezing temperatures
  3. 3
    The fitness center is way too small and always crowded.
  4. 4
    The price of a parking pass and the ridiculous parking regulations
  5. 5
    Printers are always out of order when you need to print something.
  6. 6
    Few places to eat within walking distance
  7. 7
    Finding rides back to campus after drinking is tough.
  8. 8
    There are few food options for vegetarians.
  9. 9
    The state police are located within minutes of Behrend.
  10. 10
    Moving your car from lot to lot for "plowing"

Facts & Statistics

Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 16% of students are minorities.
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