Penn State Erie is an above-average public college located in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania in the Erie Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,138 undergraduate students. The Penn State Erie acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Management Sciences and Information Systems, and E-Commerce. Graduating 65% of students, Penn State Erie alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College Rankings
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- 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.57 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering99 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems92 Graduates
Mining and Petroleum Engineering52 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician40 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.37 responses
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College Reviews
What I like about Penn State Behrend is that the class size is smaller than larger schools like University Park, so you get more one on one time with the professors, while still being part of Penn State’s large academic community. They offer a wide range of majors and have majors that University Park does not have. The campus has evolved to become a huge engineering and business school, so I think there needs to be more focus on the other branches of academics, like the sciences and the humanities. Overall, it is a great place to further your education. We have a very good athletics program for being a District 3 school and have over 20 sports teams. The scenery on campus is beautiful. There are lots of clubs and activities students can join and be a part of and the campus is near lots of restaurants and it is not far to get to Downtown Erie. There is never a dull moment at Penn State Behrend.
I've had little experience at Penn State Erie, as I am a freshman, but the college has already proven to do whatever is best for the students. The professors not only care about every student's understanding of their subject, but rather their understanding and knowledge of life as a whole. Also, the college is diverse with people that are kind and accepting of everyone's differences. Penn State Erie includes various opportunities to ensure every student leads a successful life.
I really loved Penn State Behrend. My sister is a junior there right now and I will be joining her next year. The campus isn't too bug or too small, it's the perfect size. In addition, the campus is extremely safe. I never feel scared walking alone at night and have never heard of my sister having problems there. The academics are also great. The investment is well worth the education you get out of it. Obviously, any college student would like to see tuition go down, but you get the education you pay for!