Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Top Questions

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


Use every semester. Your enjoyment of the class with be determined by how much you love the teacher and their teaching style. You may want to just wing it, or tough it out, but you will probably either hate the class or not do very well. There is normally a great teacher that teaches a subject, and a less effective teacher. Make sure you make the right choice.


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.


I wish I started using the tutoring classes alot earlier than I did. I should have taken some summer classes to be ahead of the amount of classes needed to graduate.


how hard the nursing program was going to be.


-Live on campus first year. -Get involved with club, organization, or sport first year -Make friends with your professors


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.


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.