High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering88 Graduates
Management Sciences and Statistics49 Graduates
Business Administration and Management38 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College Reviews
Review Penn State Erie - The Behrend College
I loved the campus size, the friendly professors, and the overall atmosphere in snowy Erie. The facilities are very well maintained and comfortable dorms. I also loved the Black School of Business, the facility is fantastic for an Engineering major like I will be! If I could suggest anything to improve upon, I would say to improve the variety of food served on campus.
I love Penn state Behrend and all it has to offer. Specifically, I find the people to be great, warm, and welcoming to new students as well as keeping a tight community of the existing students. I love the music department of which I play the double bass and bass guitar in the semesters I can do that and have a blast with the people in the band. As part of a great privilege, we were able to play for the former present of the United States of America Bill Clinton! As of a calmer note, I am apart of the gaming community as well which has a closeness here at behrend were all forms of gaming are accepted. I play the card game magic the gathering in which we play at tournament both in the community and here on campus. I was also able to put on the first convention of nerd culture that had everything from a magic the gathering tournament, laring live chess, and cool panels on all things nerd. My school is unique because of all the cool things we get to do in our free time here on campus as well as having a great balanced education. Especially for me, I am a psychology major and being able to have the opportunity to construct and do my own research as an undergraduate is a great opportunity that many other schools don't have. While on the other hand we are aloud to go and have fun here in our psychology department this summer class called cross cultural psychology is taking a trip to Japan to learn more about other culture's psychology techniques. I'feel I would do it all over again I would still choose behind because it was a place that I never visited, came to know and love, and as a result have become my new home away from home that I want to come back for graduate school for clinical psychology.
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!