Erie, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College


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Recent Reviews

Jenna
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I can give to someone about finding the right college is that you have to trust yourself to know what you wan...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I can give to someone about finding the right college is that you have to trust yourself to know what you want. Don't listen to others or make decisions based on friends and family's opinions. To make the most of your college experience have no regrets. Talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to. Become involved in school activities and make friends in a variety of different groups as to always have the opportunity to be invited and involved in different commitments.

What's unique about your campus?

The availability of small size classes and larger classes. Their are class sizes to accomodate any different way that students would like.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worse thing about my school is the availability of on campus housing and food services.

Joshua
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A great learning environment that allows students to complete their work while acquiring lifetime experiences, knowledge, and...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A great learning environment that allows students to complete their work while acquiring lifetime experiences, knowledge, and memories.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I want parents to remember that your child is going to be the one attending the school so try to support them in their decision. Try to do whatever you can to make the college decision easier because trust me, they will appreciate it. I know it is difficult to see your little girl/boy growing up, but try to undersand and help them attempt to advance their knowledge for the future. For students, do as much research as possible before you decide what school you will attend. Trying to find the right school involves visits, converstations with current students, and online research. I know it seems like an impossible decision but trust me, you will know where to go if you just put in enough time. Try to keep your head up and ur focus on your future. When you get to your school, attempt to meet as many people as possible and try to establish positive social and educational values. I know it will be rough at first but trust me, the experience is priceless. Good Luck parents and future students!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There has been an average of 2 feet of snow per day at Penn State Erie.

Zachary
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Best place ever. teachers are committed to their students

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Best place ever. teachers are committed to their students

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a college or university that has a program that best fits your interests. You may just like it! Be sure to talk to the faculty and students that go there to get the truth of what it is really like.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Career focused and eager to learn

Tiffany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best piece of advice that I could give to students who are making a college decision right now, is that in order to find...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best piece of advice that I could give to students who are making a college decision right now, is that in order to find the right college, you should make sure you spend plenty of time researching and visiting the college before you choose. I didn't visit any colleges or do any research whatsoever. In the end my decision came down to what was most affordable and closest to home. I don't believe that these are the only factors that should be taken into account when making such an important decision and my advice is simply to make sure you know the school you decide upon before you make your final decision. Make sure that the academic and social environment suits you, talk to current students and see how they feel about the campus, and figure out if you would be able to socialize well withthe people there in your future. Talk to faculty if the opportunity arises to ensure that you will recieve the right amount of attention that you will require once in college. First and foremost, however, take your time in deciding where you want to spend the next four years of your life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how hard it would be to make friends if your not living on campus. I also wish I had known how difficult it would be to change majors or get classes to graduate on time.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

All anyone does is drink and party, the students have clicks, and the financial aid department is rude.

Patrick
Describe the students at your school.

Driven, hardworing, and concerned students that want to do well in school,

Describe the students at your school.

Driven, hardworing, and concerned students that want to do well in school,

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really think about what you want to learn more about in college. If you enjoy your classes, then you will enjoy the college life and be successful more so than someone who someone who hates there classes and does poorly.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There are only 3 places on campus to get food.

Ron
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Penn State Behrend is a diverse campus that offers a great education for the price of tuition, and a sense of belonging, scho...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Penn State Behrend is a diverse campus that offers a great education for the price of tuition, and a sense of belonging, school spirit, and everlasting friendships.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that the best advice for finding the right college would be for the students to look for a college that best fits their personality. A small campus with small class sizes is perfect for the shy person, while a bigger campus might attract a person that is extremely outgoing. And to make the most out of the college experience, a student will have to make new friends, and find the right balance between social life and school work.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The school spirit, the amazing teachers, the campus atmosphere, and all the interesting friends I have made.

Steven
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are clam students who engage in conversation and welcome the chance to express themselves.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are clam students who engage in conversation and welcome the chance to express themselves.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Well, college is an expesive advestment and making the right choice is hard, but is kind of like trying on a pair of shoes before buy them; one trys several pairs before finding one that you are happy with do the same with college. Do not just go to one because it is close to home or is offering a certain thing but find one you are really happy with.

Angelica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having a younger sister heading into college for the Fall of 2009, I have been helping her and my parents through the college...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Having a younger sister heading into college for the Fall of 2009, I have been helping her and my parents through the college process again. Although this will be my parents third child to be sent off to school, they understand completely the importance of finding the right college. I have been working closesly with my sister and the best advice I have given her was to read up on the colleges she is considering. She has to do some background checks to find out what the schools are really all about. The biggest and one of the most important steps is talking to your high school advisors because they have all the information that any parent or prospective student would need. College visits are also essential because you are naturally attracted to places where you grew up. Every college campus is different and appeal to different students which is why it is crucial to go and visit the college and see the living conditions and dining options.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Penn State Erie would have to be the faculty's willingness to help us as the students to do our very best. Of course there are exceptions to this, but for the most part, the classes are more rigorous and the staff more demanding because they can work one on one with the students.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

For myself personally, the food and weather is hard to cope with. Over half the year you are in school, you will be walking through tons of snow! It becomes quite dangerous at times for comuters and for faculty with longer drives to get to campus. The food to be perfectly honest is not ver healthy and I think is the reason many students feel weary and not energized all the time.

Mike
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Picking a college is a difficult decision. Obviously it's crucial to pick a college that houses a solid, accredited school f...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Picking a college is a difficult decision. Obviously it's crucial to pick a college that houses a solid, accredited school for your intended major, as well as the flexibility to change your mind. The best piece of advice I have is to go walk around the campus on your own during a normal school day, prior to taking a tour, and make note of the atmosphere and your opinions. Then take a tour and compare what you learned and felt on the tour to your own opinions and observations. Also stop into the offices of the clubs and organizations on campus, especially the programming board. Talk to any members present and ask for information on the acitivities they plan and their contributions to campus. Finding a strong academic program that suits your interests is the easy part of finding the right college. It is crucial to ensure that once you are a student there you will feel comfortable as a member of the community, both academically and socially. The instincts you have while wandering around campus and your interest in the social world of campus will be the basis of how much you get from and enjoy college.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had more of a grasp on time management because I have been so involved in the clubs and organizations on campus that occassionally I struggle to manage all my responsibilities. I also wish I had known how much colder the wind makes the winters.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I have found that it takes a little extra prodding and effort to get students to participate and attend some events. When they do attend they are actively involved and interested. The issue is mainly in the quantity of participation not quality.

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