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 690 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

{{ error }}
close
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: so far my experience at penn state behrend is amazing. the psychology department and the professors are outstanding and are giving their students the knowledge and confidence to not only do well in the classes but to excel in the field of psychology.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of work in my engineering program! I had one teacher who was teaching for the first time and was terrible, but the rest have been very knowledgeable. They do care about me as a person and helping me to learn and accommodate me with my swimming schedule. On the other hand, I do put the effort in. Swimmers are cut from the team of their average is bad. We are there to learn first, not be athletic first. When a class has to be canceled, we are given assignments on line. Many assignments are handed in on line so there is little paperwork. Need a good and reliable laptop.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Our Penn State engineering program is highly regarded. I am from Western New York, so I will compete with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) graduates and University of Buffalo (UB) graduates. I am confident that I will have the best engineering degree possible.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Has the blue light system, which helps to make me feel safe, although I have never had to use it. I never walk alone on campus at dusk or night. The police are actual officers, not just campus police.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Was in the honors dorms and had one bathroom for 4 people, which was great, but other dorms have a bathroom down the hallway for many people and would never like that. Cleveland State University had the BEST dorms!

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not necessarily well attended by the students, only sometimes. Swim team has won their conference title for the past 9 years. Softball field could be improved. Difficult curriculums at the school, so many do not have the capabilities to attend sporting events. The sporting events should be pushed more. Many commuters, so all are not necessarily on campus all the time to be involved.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Feel at home on campus, like the look of the campus and its size, likes the professors in general and the swim team. Worth the money

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: No one cares about greek life unless you are in it.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is school spirt for an sports and the weight room is terrible.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Behrend is an okay school. The classes are good with okay teachers. There is nothing to do on campus, you need a car on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the class sizes but i wish the teachers would be more active such as study sessions.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The campus really helps you out to get internships with the career fair and having websites for us to apply too.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our campus gives out alerts overtime something is stolen or emergencies. I feel very safe on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are getting better but the social atmosphere is the best at Behrend.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Depending on what greek life on our campus you are in, only some benefit our campus.

5 College Junior

Athletics: I play for the women's soccer team on campus and we have won our conference the past 5 years. Varsity sports on our campus are a big part of our school and there is much school spirit.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the way my school makes me feel like I'm at home.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: -Lack of diversity (a lot of lowkey racism going on)

-Students mostly hangout in their on ethnic group

-Courses are very easy

-50/50 professors, had very nice/bad (do your research before selecting courses)

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of earning a degree in Penn State Erie is a joke. Didn't have a car first semester, took a lot of Ubers. Three drivers I met in their 20s all graduated from Penn State Erie, still no job to be found. Our school is a joke, get out as soon as possible. On the bright side you can always be an Uber Driver.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very isolated school so you are not going to run into trouble here.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very small rooms, compared to other university dorms ours could be much better.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I seen a couple of the frats around, nobody really pays any attention to them.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Unlike the main campus, Penn State Erie does not stress athletic programs, our school is a joke.

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The biggest problem about Penn State Erie is that it doesn't feel like a university but rather a high school. Universities are suppose to be a place where people can open widen their prospectives and explore new things. There should also be a diverse group of students that are accepting towards one another. You will not find any of this in Erie. Most of the students are white caucasians who seem to have never stepped a foot outside of Erie. Most people are extremely narrow minded and in my whole year of living on campus, I have never seen two students of different ethnicity interact with one another. (Anyone on campus who uses the app "Yik-Yak" can tell you that most students in Penn State Erie are bigots). I would've rather chose to attend a community college for two years and move on to an actual university then Penn State Erie. Thankfully, I only need go to this hell hole for one more year then I can transfer to a university that actually feels like one.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I describe the drug scene at Behrend to be okay, but there is some student who would use lots of reasons to use drugs. Some students would use drug at places such as private parties. The drug and alcohol can be visible mostly due to students behavior. The usage is unknown to me but I do know sometimes students will give in to peer pressure.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

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

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

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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!