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Founded in 1948, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 4,420 full time undergraduate students, and 146 full time graduate students.
The Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 274 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at PSU-Behrend are considered Less Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College.
55 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College
Behrend is a small enough school that it makes you feel like you are part of a community. It is a beautiful campus that captures the colors of nature at all times of the year. As a student athlete, there are two facilities open for our use. It is a privilege to speak with professors as they have a lot of expertise.
I am a college sophomore attending Penn State University World Campus- Erie-Behrend and have nothing but positive remarks about learning remotely from Penn State. Penn State has an impressive online education program, ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education from anywhere in the world.
My favorite part of Penn State's virtual learning is the multiple apps and various technology students use to interact with each other. Many platforms promote exciting and interactive lessons and discussions. Professors also make themselves available for virtual office hours, helping me access assistance whenever needed. Services like academic advising and counseling are also a significant benefit, giving me support and options to thrive academically and personally.
Penn State World Campus also prioritizes student engagement and extracurricular involvement online. Many virtual clubs, organizations, and events have thrived, giving opportunities for personal growth and networking beyond the virtual classroom. The university has organized virtual career fairs and alums networking events, further allowing me to connect with finance professionals and explore career paths.
Penn State University World Campus has succeeded in providing a great online learning experience for me. The commitment of the professors and faculty and the creative use of technology make my education engaging and successful. I am thankful to be able to attend Penn State World Campus as a military spouse who has moved multiple times throughout my first year of attending.
They have great professors but, the administration is terrible, they do not care about the students only the money they are making, whether the money is coming from tuition or government funding. It is 300 dollars to park on campus per semester but the parking lots are mostly vacant and the roads are terrible in functionality and structure. They give you 'grant' money for outstanding achievement but you never actually receive the money they just add it to your bill total for attending which is extremely detrimental to students' who struggle with money during the semesters that cost on average 12,000 dollars.
I find Penn State Behrend to be a satisfactory school that cares about its student's education. They work hard to offer good programs and the tools you need to succeed. Penn State Behrend wants its students to get a great education and experience why attending.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Making sure I had a better idea of what I wanted to major in. This would have made me dicide better where I wanted to go.
Very quiet and generally shy but very smart and always polite.
The worse thing about my school is the availability of on campus housing and food services.
Parking is by far the most frustrating thing here. Parking permits are extremely over priced and parking is not convenient at all
The Behrend Campus is becoming one of the most popular in the Penn State system.
The availability of small size classes and larger classes. Their are class sizes to accomodate any different way that students would like.
This school is a lot smaller than other schools I applied to. That allows for more student-professor interaction and is very helpful when a student is trying to fit in. Penn State Erie is also one of the best engineering schools in the country and the engineering school here has all of the new technology necessary for providing students with a quality education. Also Penn State Erie is undergoing many new renovations and new construction of buildings and labs for future students to use.
The people who should attend this school should be career driven, sociable, and determined because Penn State is a very acedemically intense school that values the worth of its students and wants the best of the best.
The school spirit, the amazing teachers, the campus atmosphere, and all the interesting friends I have made.
I wish I would have known how truly cold it can be. I am from Texas and I have not ever seen snow before, so coming to Erie, PA, was a huge change. I was definitely not prepared for the negative temperatures and the feet of snow that Erie gets, but I have adapted and I do enjoy the colder weather.
There is no one kind of person that shouldn't attend this school. I feel like everyone would fit in well at this institution.
Penn State Behrend seems best known for it's quality business program which is supported by the Black family. My goal is to get that quality Penn State education while attending smaller classes and taking advantage of more one on one with my teachers.
Academics are rigorous, I won't lie to you. But the professors genuinely want to see their students succeed. They offer office hours and are always opening their doors to students in need of extra help.
The academic requirements are strong because they require a little bit of everything (general education credits). I think this is important because Penn State wants to put out graduates who are well versed in many areas of academia, not just one particular area of study. As you advance in your major, Penn State certainly prepares you for whichever career you choose. Wall Street Journal named PSU students #1 in terms of being recruited for jobs right out of college. Employers count on PSU grads to be well-rounded, intelligent, and dependable individuals; this is the product professors and the University aim to turn out each year.
Students are competitive, but it is more of a competition with themselves in that people aren't cut throat about grades and having to be better than everyone else. Every class that I have been in students have helped one another out, by studying together or forming study groups. It provides a better learning environment when all the students are driven but still willing to help you if you should need it.
I'm not sure I could say which are the most popular student groups because there are so many. Sports are a big interest, but they wouldn't make up the majority. Many people choose to go Greek, but frats/sororities would only make up less than a quarter of the student body. Many of the student clubs are involved in THON, the dance marathon supporting the Hershey Medical Center's Pediatric Cancer research and Four Diamonds Fund. Last year, there were over 1,000 dancers from hundreds of student groups and branch campuses, and they all worked together in raising over $9.5 million towards the Four Diamonds Fund, supporting families of children with pediatric cancer.
Students in dorms are very friendly and the dorms are a great place to make friends. Drinking and partying is popular, just as at almost every other college in the US, but its not the only thing students do on weekends. There are several options for students who don't want to drink and the University does a great job of promoting the alternatives and providing things people would actually want to take part in. Every month there is a guest speaker provided by the university and several student organizations get speakers and put on events as well. There is always something unique to do any given night of the week.
The best thing about Penn State is that there is something here for everyone. Practically every major you could think of, any club you would want to join, I would bet money Penn State has it. The school is large, yes, but it's only as large as you want to make it. The more involved you get, the smaller it becomes. Teachers do a great job of making you feel like a person instead of a number, even in large lectures. They will do anything to help you succeed and genuinely want to see their students do well.
People always are impressed when I tell them I'm a senior at Penn State. They hear the name and automatically think great things about the school, the campus, the prestige it offers. This is another great thing about Penn State- it has a great reputation and almost everyone has heard of it. The downtown area of PSU is great too. There are plenty of shops and practically everything you could ever need is right here, just down the hill from campus. The school pride is tangible on campus and its infectious. It is rare to walk through campus without hearing "WE ARE....PENN STATE!" It's a great feeling going to a school where its students are proud to be there and be a part of the University.
Honestly, because there is such a diverse student body, it is very hard to put people into categories. Many students are involved in multiple organizations so it would be hard to "label" them. Penn State has jocks and frat boys just like every other school, but they aren't an overwhelming majority of the student population. There is a little bit of every social group at Penn State- if you can think of a group, you'll find them here. I think that is one of the strongest things Penn State has to offer- the wide variety of student interests.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
79% of students
attending Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College receive some sort of financial aid.
30% were awarded federal grants.
While 67% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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