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 4,190 undergraduate students. The Penn State Erie acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Management Sciences and Information Systems, and E-Commerce. Graduating 63% of students, Penn State Erie alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
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.52 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering99 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems92 Graduates
Mining and Petroleum Engineering52 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technician40 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.65 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 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
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!
Behrend is primarily an engineering school. The campus is located near the town of Erie, and it is highly advisable to bring your own car. Winters can be quite snow heavy, but that rarely affects the usual class schedules. Prospective students should prepare for a rigorous walk up and down the hills daily and bring non-skidding shoes. Campus food is average, and not that different from home cooking. But aside from dining hall and pizza place there is no other food place from walking distance. Tuition is bit better than that of main campus, so your best bet would be to transfer to UP after first 2 years.
I really like the opportunity to get involved here. There sre hundreds of clubs and you can do research with professors! One thing I would like to see change is a a bridge fir students to walk over the main road, would hate to see someone get in an accident.