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Reviews 698 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy this school very much. It's easy to get around and enjoy Lake Erie, and the weather is pleasant (assuming you love snow).

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors here are all very welcoming and made the transition very easy for me and my peers. The classes can be large depending on your major, but the professors work hard to make it a one on one course with generally open office hours and assistance.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The student center is great with setting up interviews and helping students to find jobs and internships. There is a large majority of students who get internships while still in school and continue with them after graduation developing their careers.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Each student is required to take several modules of training on campus safety and security. There are emergency phone located all around the vicinity of the campus and the police take all situations seriously. The school is very safe and responsible.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a great way to meet friends since each dorm hall has a large study lounge and living center in the lobby. The dorms themselves are a little small at least in the freshmen hall but the honors housing is definitely a major boost. The cost of housing is a little high but overall the convenience of where they are placed on campus makes it central to most classes.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely present on this campus but it is not the main focus for every student. They all host events for both greek and nongreek students to attend and help make the campus experience fun for everyone while helping the community as a whole.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Penn State has a large crowd of supporters at each sporting event no matter the sport. You can always rely on the community around the campus, alumni, and current students to be supporting the Nittany Blue and White.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall atmosphere of the campus is very home like and welcoming while also being two minutes away from downtown buffalo road. The teachers are very welcoming and understanding, making the transition way more relaxed.

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.


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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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