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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms here on campus are in pretty good condition, there are mostly traditional dorms but there are other dorms such as suites and apartments. I find the best options are the apartments or the suites, the traditional dorms are not as controlled in the sense that freshman can sometimes be loud and really disturbing in their volume at night. The best thing about living on campus is the commute times to class, I live off campus now and that is one of the main amenities I miss about on campus life. Another amenities is the on campus events that you can participate in as a on campus student. There are some added events that one can do because of how not all events are open to commuters, therefore it is nice to have those extra events. I really like the social atmosphere here in the on campus dorms. There is a lot of warm welcomes that you get from the people in the dorm. The only problem with the social atmosphere is that depending on the dorm (whether it be freshman or upperclassman) will dictate how loud the dorms can be and could bring about more tension in the community. I find the worst problems are the housing process and the cost of where your staying. The housing process can get confusing at time and if you are not signing up early for a dorm room then you are sometimes unable to obtain housing on campus. The cost of the dorms are pretty high at times with meal plan and it is hard to get into an apartment here on campus unless you are an upperclassman. Therefore, it is much more cheaper to live in an apartment with friends off campus than to live on campus because of how the commute of most places to live is relatively short.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I believe Greek Life does a lot for the community and they are a really great group of people to be around. They bring around great attitudes and are willing to help other clubs and organizations in their events as well as be supportive by participating in the event itself.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Penn state Behrend and all it has to offer. Specifically, I find the people to be great, warm, and welcoming to new students as well as keeping a tight community of the existing students. I love the music department of which I play the double bass and bass guitar in the semesters I can do that and have a blast with the people in the band. As part of a great privilege, we were able to play for the former present of the United States of America Bill Clinton! As of a calmer note, I am apart of the gaming community as well which has a closeness here at behrend were all forms of gaming are accepted. I play the card game magic the gathering in which we play at tournament both in the community and here on campus. I was also able to put on the first convention of nerd culture that had everything from a magic the gathering tournament, laring live chess, and cool panels on all things nerd. My school is unique because of all the cool things we get to do in our free time here on campus as well as having a great balanced education. Especially for me, I am a psychology major and being able to have the opportunity to construct and do my own research as an undergraduate is a great opportunity that many other schools don't have. While on the other hand we are aloud to go and have fun here in our psychology department this summer class called cross cultural psychology is taking a trip to Japan to learn more about other culture's psychology techniques. I'feel I would do it all over again I would still choose behind because it was a place that I never visited, came to know and love, and as a result have become my new home away from home that I want to come back for graduate school for clinical psychology.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety are very big importance here

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State Behrend is really a great school!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cleaning ladies are great but freshmen from are still pretty gross

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have tons of good things to say about greek life here at penn state behind. I am a sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha and i LOVE IT! Wish we had a better greek advisor though..

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are pretty good. there not the best though.. they could put more money into them

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school academics are hard but greek life is great !!! I recommend joining greek life.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health and wellness center is a great resource on campus as appointments can be scheduled fairly quick and its like going to a real doctors office to get checked up!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first year at Behrend was absolutely fantastic! I met a lot of great people and loved all of my professors!!!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being an intended Plastics Engineering major going to the career fair is a fantastic idea. Companies basically seek you out and find you because we are in such high demand right now so im not worried about finding a job after graduation at all!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is a hit or miss depending on the people around your floor. If you get mature people its great because the rooms and bathrooms are really nice. Its also fairly easy to schedule for housing next year!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really pay attention to greek life so i dont know much about it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The intramurals programs are a lot of fun to participate in and the pool is open to anyone which is nice. Plus our gym is really nice to use if you wanna gain muscle.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I've loved my first year at Behrend! It's a challenge and the classes are hard but the professors are willing to help you whenever necessary!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The amount of new people I met out here was amazing. So many different personalities, each unique in their own way. I'm glad to say I have certainly made many lifelong friends in just this first year alone and cannot wait to see what is to come.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally have had a stalker. He followed me to my car, followed me all throughout a building, and was beyond scary. He made me uncomfortable and scared. When he was following me, I dodged him into a random office. I told the woman at the front that I was being followed and was scared. She took charge and took care of me by walking with me personally to the correct office, and to report the stalker. The issue was resolved, and one time when I was nervous of running into him, a very polite and wonderful woman police officer drove the police car to the building I was at and escorted me to my car. They took it seriously and she even called to ask me questions about the stalker, due to the care they had for my safety. The stalker is no more, and I feel safe once again, because I know that the staff members and officers are here for me at anytime.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a huge variety of courses, and the professors are always approachable. I have seen students ask professors questions that I believe to be impossible to answer...yet the professor would give an accurate, absolutely amazing answer every time! It shows that our professors are trained properly and are excellent in their fields. Also, to describe how we have lots of courses, an example are the gym credits most have to partake in. I did, and the gym classes are not like high school gym class. Oh no. I took yoga and ballroom dancing! And there were so many other I wanted to do too! Martial Arts, self defense, the ranges of courses are amazing!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do not know much to fully answer this question, but the value of getting a degree is high. Everyone wants a degree, and every staff member wants their students to succeed in doing so.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus, but I have stayed the night at some dorms, and from what I experienced and saw, everyone was nice and the rooms were excellent. If my friend that I was staying with had more roommates, I'd be introduced and the roommates accepted me to stay as well. Nice atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about our Greek Life, but i was approached by girls in a sorority one time. They asked me my major, and when I told them, they started to turn me away, saying they only accept certain majors. The girls were still nice and were being honest. I could tell they didn't make the rules so I didn't take it personally, because I also wasn't interested in joining any sororities for that matter (due to being a very busy student, no time). However I have friends in sororities and frats, and they are all nice, accepting, fun and never rude.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I sometimes rarely hear things about sports, but when I do, people truly show that they are excited and cheering for our school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Behrend is everything I hoped it'd be. Friendly people, staff members, and experiences. The school gets interesting people to come and preform at our school, whether it be a music group, entertainers, or comedians. There is always something to do, and chances to enter fun events, and/or win prizes. I would choose this school again if I could because it is well known EVERYWHERE (Penn State in particular), has many majors to even rare majors (such as my own, Creative Writing) and it isn't so big to where you feel like an ant in a classroom. Instead, you get the opportunity to having professors and doctors knowing who you are personally and getting the help and lessons you need. Excellent school.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is rarely any crime on campus this is a fairly safe campus everybody knows everybody so nobody is trying to hurt people.

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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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