Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

696 reviews
  1. Erie, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Address
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
Branch of
Penn State

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
940-1170
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,622/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,747/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,976/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,273/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,176/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,777/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,773Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Down to earth and friendly
    69%
  • Asian
    31%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
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After Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

696 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    303
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    29
I have really enjoyed my time at Penn State Behrend. I think that it is the perfect school for me and I am still very happy that I decided to go there. I think that the campus is beautiful and the buildings are up to date and fresh. It is also nice that it doesn't take very long to get to your classes. However it sometimes can be a trek because of the hills. All of the teachers that I have had seem very interested in the topic they are teaching and make it easy to get in contact with them. However, there are some things that could change. For example, more things to do on campus like sporting events and more places to eat/hangout.
  • Junior
  • 18 days ago
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love the way my school makes me feel like I'm at home.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago