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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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3 College Freshman

Weather: The winter's are rough, don't let someone tell you otherwise. A lot of snow, and it can be pretty miserable having to walk to class with temperatures in single digits and negative windchills. It's also Super WINDY! all the time, but.... it's really not that bad haha. It's only slightly worse than anywhere else in western PA

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.

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.

2 College Freshman

Weather: It's Erie. Lot's of Snow and Rain in the winter/fall.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It snows 7 months out of the year, rains for 3 and is summer break for the other 2. The weather is not all that bad if you like lots of snow and gray skies.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 106th
    Coldest Winters
  • 462nd
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alexandra Johnston
Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major
Biology
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You can sum Erie weather up in one word: snow. It usually begins snowing at the beginning of November and does not stop until the middle or end of April. It really does seem like winter never ends. Students who are not accustomed to a lot of snow will be in shock. It can be up to a person's knees or even hips at times. However, students do take advantage of the snow and go to nearby Peak'n Peak for skiing and snowboarding at heavily discounted student prices. Everyone knows that good boots, gloves, mittens, and coats are definitely necessary at Behrend. When the weather is nice in the spring and fall, it is comfortable, but it is very short-lived.

The best advice for freshmen is to bring your winter clothes at move-in. Although students think they can grab their winter stuff over Thanksgiving break, they will soon learn that they will not be able to leave their rooms because there are several feet of snow outside, and their winter clothes are at home. Also, bring a coat with a hood to avoid having to take a hat everywhere. There is also a lot of wind at Behrend, so students often find themselves walking to class backwards. Also be prepared to fall often because the sidewalks are impossible to keep clean despite the constant salting and plowing or bring some skis!

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 56 °F
Spring - Low: 38 °F
Summer - High: 78 °F
Summer - Low: 62 °F
Fall - High: 61 °F
Fall - Low: 46 °F
Winter - High: 36 °F
Winter - Low: 23 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.28 in./month
Summer: 3.92 in./month
Fall: 4.20 in./month
Winter: 2.84 in./month
What to Pack
  • Skis
  • Snow boots
  • Warm clothes
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