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Reviews 666 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State Erie - The Behrend College has been a great experience overall. There is so much to describe about the college. The course are very helpful. There are many classes to take for many students. The professors are very helpful. They have certain types of ways to help a student. For example, student can report to a tutor system to seek help. Tons of course are offered. For example, if student like more creative art classes, then there are more than 10 course available in that category. The class styles depend on things like teachers, subject, size, etc. The class sizes depend on what kind of class a student takes. For example, if students are in classes that mostly lecture type, there might be a class size of over 100 or so. The college is great. In my opinion, I wouldn't mind spending all my four years at Behrend.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In the Penn State campus, they have many events that describe student options for a career after they get there degree. For example, like most colleges, they have a career fair to teach most students about there job decisions. Another great prospect is that sometimes students can get connected to alumni through the college website for tips and advice and maybe some help.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is a nice place to go and to explore. The security on campus is impressive. There is a Penn State police station. Emergencies are easily reachable. There are students out on the campus ground which makes a student feel much better.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was a great experience but there are some comments. The basic resident halls of the campus are good, but not so spacious. There are some dorms that are better and more comfortable, but to get the more exclusive dorms, there are some requirements. For example, to get in other dorms may require additional funds or may have a "upper-classmen" only rule. The social atmosphere is pretty decent. Some halls have student hang-outs such as arcades. The cost of the dorms depend on what dorm students are in.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is described okay in my opinion for many reasons. The Greek life on campus hold many events and activities that affects the campus in a very positive way.The fraternity and sorority students has no different views of other students. And there are no housing for any Greeks available.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: On my campus, sports are a big part of the Behrend campus.Student involvement is good.In detail, student can do lots of activities to help of teams such as apply for a job that requires federal work study. the team performance is outstanding because the team plays very good in many of the sports and has made it to the top final teams. Fan support is described good because the events include family members and friends attending there. school spirit is average and reason is that the campus hold some event and activities that support each sports team but there are less rallies and celebrations for them. The athletic facilities is great because the players are trained to perform their very best.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State Erie has all great college qualities. I describe myself as a student of technology and this campus has given me my first glimpse of the college life. For example, During the school year, I lived on campus to get to know more experiences in the student life. Another example is that I have joined multimedia clubs such as the video game club, engineering demonstrations, computer science seminars, etc. Also I have apply and worked at a job in the dining hall of the campus as a way to have some spare money to help with regular expenses. The college is unique because it fits the level of great education. In this campus, students have the opportunity to meet the professors/teachers to get to know them and also to request help when needed. I would do it all over again because it made me feel like my dream career was just one-step away from coming true. Overall it has been a wonderful school year and I look forward to another year.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are wonderful. If you ever have any questions or concerns, they are really good at helping you out.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Job prospects are great. There is a career fair on campus twice a year every year to those who are interested in going.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never questioned my health or safety on campus. We have a Health and Wellness center along with a police station on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman Year, I stayed in Perry Hall. I loved my neighbors and my roommate. The room included a mini fridge and a microwave. The bathroom and hallways were cleaned daily, the only thing you had to worry about was cleaning your own room.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is present on campus, but it is not overwhelming. You see some of the activities they do around campus, but most of the time, the non-Greeks just rely on the greeks for a good party.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are many options to get involved. One of the biggest clubs is LEB, the Lion Entertainment Board. They plan many activities for those who don't really enjoy sports.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, my experience at Penn State Erie is great! I love my classes, my campus and the new friends I have made. I feel very fortunate that I was accepted. What has made my experience unique, is that I am a cheerleader for the basketball team there! I love that my coach keeps an eye on our grades and gives a talk to let us know when we need to reevaluate our life decisions.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have walked around alone at night feeling very safe.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Not bad at all, just average dorm life. Could be a lot worse, but at the same time could be a lot better.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't too big at our school, most people are indifferent toward sororities and frats

3 College Senior

Athletics: When the school was first built they didn't realize the growth that it would have over the years. The school needs to keep up to speed with the demand. They are making a lot of renovations now that will happen in the near future, but definitely need to put a lot more time and money into the athletic facilities.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great professors, environment and learning atmosphere. Penn State Erie is an up and coming school and is one of the best kept secrets in PA!

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's mostly white and if they're not white, they're probably an international from China. As far as acceptance goes, it's not like everybody is racist and hateful, but it would be better if you were white and not a difference race/LGBT.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I would say the education is okay as for learning. Penn State has one of the most valued degrees in the US, so whatever education you get, is worth it for the job. However, the engineering and physics at Behrend are taught with a flipped classroom method which is honestly, harder than traditional. The flipped classroom method is only at Behrend, not any other campus. If I wasn't proficient in physics, I would go elsewhere. But, the other classes are like other universities. Some teachers are okay, fantastic, and terrible. If you use rate my professor, you will be much more satisfied. As social life, since it's cold and there aren't too many places to go to unless you have a car, it's prevalent on campus and off campus (by nearby apartments). If the people weren't generally nice, this review would get a "3/5" rating instead. As far as work goes, it's really easy to get a job. The food is okay. It's not as bad as everyone complains about. Its either hit or miss. They make the same food every 2 or 4 weeks (For example, if it's brussel sprouts monday 7/11, it's brussel sprouts monday 7/25). As far as academics, there's a fair number of above average intelligent people and below, but mostly average. Say maybe, 25 above / 60 average /15 below percent as an example of what I'm trying to say. Overall, it's a good campus if you're doing 2+2. Some people love it and want 4 years, but I personally love it for 2 and want to transfer after.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Penn State has one of the best degrees in the US and has a huge alumni.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: From my understanding, it is fairly safe on campus. I don't get emails or texts about sexual assault, etc. I haven't heard of any stories where something bad happened to someone.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing at Behrend is mostly good. The normal residence hall dorms are exactly like every other public college/university dorms. From my understanding there is always a "party" hall every year. Honors dorms are better; they have their own bathroom and computer lab with a printer. The rooms look bigger, but they probably have more space due to the door being on the side and not the middle. I don't know much about the apartments but they have a kitchen and living room. Senat is the best residence hall because of location, also has own bathroom. I know honors dorms have air conditioning and freshman residence halls don't. I don't know about apartments and Senat.

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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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