Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After Penn State Erie - The Behrend College
- Very Good238
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!
- College Sophomore
- 8 months ago
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.
- College Senior
- 7 months ago
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.
- College Sophomore
- 4 months ago