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Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

673 reviews
  1. Erie, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Penn State Erie - The Behrend College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Address
4701 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
Branch of
Penn State

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
940-1170
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,622/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,747/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,976/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,273/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,176/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,777/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,773Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Asian
    31%
  • Down to earth and friendly
    69%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
7%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

673 reviews
  • Excellent
    78
  • Very Good
    225
  • Average
    300
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    28
The value of earning a degree in Penn State Erie is a joke. Didn't have a car first semester, took a lot of Ubers. Three drivers I met in their 20s all graduated from Penn State Erie, still no job to be found. Our school is a joke, get out as soon as possible. On the bright side you can always be an Uber Driver.
  • College Sophomore
  • 22 days ago
-Lack of diversity (a lot of lowkey racism going on) -Students mostly hangout in their on ethnic group -Courses are very easy -50/50 professors, had very nice/bad (do your research before selecting courses)
  • College Sophomore
  • 22 days ago
The biggest problem about Penn State Erie is that it doesn't feel like a university but rather a high school. Universities are suppose to be a place where people can open widen their prospectives and explore new things. There should also be a diverse group of students that are accepting towards one another. You will not find any of this in Erie. Most of the students are white caucasians who seem to have never stepped a foot outside of Erie. Most people are extremely narrow minded and in my whole year of living on campus, I have never seen two students of different ethnicity interact with one another. (Anyone on campus who uses the app "Yik-Yak" can tell you that most students in Penn State Erie are bigots). I would've rather chose to attend a community college for two years and move on to an actual university then Penn State Erie. Thankfully, I only need go to this hell hole for one more year then I can transfer to a university that actually feels like one.
  • College Sophomore
  • 22 days ago