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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.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The coures offered are ok of coure there are more offered at main campus if would be nice if they offered as many coures and majors.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a fall and spring career fair here every year which is a great way to find opportunity after college and the career center is a great help to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are really small and for a long time, there was not hot water in the showers. The heat barely works and there's no elevator.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to get to know people and having fun outside of class but it's not a major thing on the is campus. Nobody cares if you are in greek life or not.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Since Behrend is a small campus sports aren't really the focus just academics

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Penn State is a great university but not many things to here at behrend.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: We do not have any good teams and just a few rec areas

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like it here, the surrounding atmosphere and the girl guy ratio could be better, beware of lionpath

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. However, most of the parties do not take place on campus, due to it being dry.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are mostly good at teaching. If you show an interest in your education, most will show an interest in you.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The degree value is fairly high. I have not had much experience with the career opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are nice. However, there is no community within the suites. Nobody keeps their doors open or wants to get to know one another

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: My experience with campus Greek life is mostly second hand.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't had much experience in Behrend athletics.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are great for being able to interact with the Professor.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally love living on campus. It's easy for me to get around from class to class or dorm to class. Everyone in the dorms is friendly and a lot of people leave their doors open so they can talk to the people passing by. We have programs held by the resident's assistant pretty frequently and that brings everyone in the dorm together to have fun. We also have a computer lab in my dorm that is very useful. We have two vending machines and two laundry rooms. On each floor their are study rooms on either end of the hall and a study area in the middle of the hallway.

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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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