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Reviews 537 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Majors: It is great because they apply what you learn to current situations to help u learn better and understand more easily. Workload can mean to be heavy but it helps and there are several career fairs to help students earn internships.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I'd say rather great. Several warning given and even an online program to help people learn about the several dangers of alcohol and sexual abuse. The administration takes those very seriously and that's a good thing.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is okay. I personally haven't had any issues with them

Just follow the rules and you won't be bothered by them: You get along just fine.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I have never been to any of the parties at all. For some reason I never get invited but from what everyone talks about they seem very much interesting. I'd say okay because I'm a little but skeptical.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being a small town, there aren't many options especially late night options aren't too many. I usually just buy a random selection of foodstuffs for a month and go with it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Been in college for only a semester but the off campus housing is pretty okay. Not the best and most flashy but comfortable and convenient.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't selected my major yet but I'm aiming for petroleum engineering. Every single person that asks me what major I do always responds with a 'good luck', usually an eerie one with a blank facial expression wondering if I will handle it seeing as the competition for that major is out of this world.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Their form of teaching and instruction is rather different from common methods. You are more hands on and in touch with real live situations. I literally walk around speaking in Econ terms whenever I make a decision and I've only been in the class for 3 weeks.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Even though I've been here only one semester, I won't lie, I hate the winter. But during the late summer and the fall, the whole place looked amazing. Went to the beach a few times. It's a great place when it gets hot.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on campus my freshman year and it was a lot of fun

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I went through FAFSA and really didnt deal with the school

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Theres like three frats I think? I dont know one of them is called Skins

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Pretty bad in terms of guy to girl ratio, infamous actually

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: theres really not much concern about health on the campus

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Penn State Behrend is doing the best it can for a satellite campus

2 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's Erie, there really isn't much to do or see other than other colleges

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's Penn State, the academics are phenomenal no matter what campus you go to

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The only real options are Ugates and Hudson lofts, both of which are incredibly expensive. Other options would be to rent an apartment or house in "downtown" Erie.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid, not as much as I wanted, but it is easy to get scholarships here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are normal college dorms, we offer suites that are nicer but are also more expensive, over all it is what you would expect a college dorm would look like.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: its a smaller campus so there aren't many parties that go on

3 College Freshman

Academics: for Economics, its pretty nice, all the professors are very helpful. I spent an hour session talking with a professor I had never had for class over my schedule, I simply emailed him with some questions, he told me to come to his office and we discussed my schedule for not only this semester but for the next two semesters as well. its a small campus, so all the professors have time to spend with you individually, and they all genuinely want you to succeed and will help you, but you have to ask for it first though.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the campus is really safe, its in its own bubble, as long as your are smart and don't make stupid decisions you will never have any problems or feel unsafe on campus.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Erie is definitely more for a nature lover, there are tons of really pretty parks and your next to the lake (15 min). as for going out nightlife, there is University Gates apartments, and that's about it unless your over 21 then there are clubs and bars downtown that you can go to.

4 College Freshman

Administration: the police mainly leave you alone unless your doing something stupid in plain sight, or are visibly intoxicated, or are doing drugs in plain sight. as far as drugs or alcohol in the dorms, as long as its not visible no one is going to see it, they do room inspections but they don't go through anything or open anything just check things in plain sight, I have never heard of anyone having a problem with the police or getting caught for something. the campus is a dry campus though.


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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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