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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 323 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

36% Women
64% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,664)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $45,948)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Golf 9 1 - Yes
Soccer 26 24 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 18 9 - Yes
Tennis 10 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 30 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 40 18 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 10 10 - Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Water Polo 13 10 - -
All Track Combined - - - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.1%
Hispanic 2.3%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.7%
Two or more races 1.7%
White/non-Hispanic 85.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Talia from Erie, PA
  • 3
  • the dorm are what every college student would expect to see in a dorm. the housing offices provide every opportunity to make a comfortable living with the students on…

  • Jan-25-2012 Read More
  • Jacob from Mars, PA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great, the coordinators are helpful with solving problems, the RA's are very nice and are usually more worried about safety than getting people in trouble. I…

  • Jul-24-2012 Read More
  • Katie from Erie, PA
  • 4
  • Honestly, I've never lived in a dorm on campus. I commute from a family member's home nearby. From what I've seen there are some good dorms, and poor dorms. It…

  • Jul-22-2015 Read More
  • Cayla from Latrobe, PA
  • 5
  • I lived in Perry Hall. I recommend living in a dorm hall at least your freshman year. The dorm is where you get to meet the majority of your friends.…

  • Mar-21-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Joshua from Stoneboro, PA
  • Apr-20-2018 I am a current student here

    There are many options, but most of the time the food is rather bland and not well made. there are several non campus eating locations nearby, and dominoes delivers till 2, so food isn't an issue.

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  • 2
  • Christian from New Castle, PA
  • Jan-18-2018 I am a current student here

    All food is either made by Penn State Housing & Food Services or is imported by the same supplier. It gets old after a while. Bruno's (the restaurant) is better than Dobbins' Dining Hall, and the campus just added a food truck called the Clipper that goes around the campus providing the same food that you would get in Bruno's. It is nice for those who live in dorms at the top of the hill because the truck will go up there. The regular, non-student cashiers at Bruno's are very nice people. There is a grocery store called The Galley on campus next to Bruno's that is overpriced, and in some cases, it charges double for the same name brands that you will find in stores. This is due to the fact that the store has a monopoly for those that live on campus and have no transportation off campus, and their supplier knows this. Also, at the end of the school year, any remaining balance on your meal plan expires and the school keeps the money, so in a way, having high prices in the Galley is not the worst since you want to use your meal plan money up anyways. On the negative side, you do not get to keep whatever money that you do not spend, so plan out how much you think you will be eating. Higher level meal plans can be downgraded and you can get the difference in price back either deposited onto your debit card or directly in cash.

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  • 3
  • Amber from Erie, PA
  • Oct-30-2017 I am a current student here

    Completely and utterly average. I'm a commuter, so I only ever eat at Brunos, but there aren't many choices for those who do live on campus.

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  • 2
  • Katie from Erie, PA
  • Jul-22-2015 I am a current student here

    There is limited dining on campus, and the food tends to be overpriced, especially for commuters. Expect to pay $11+ for dinner at the buffet on campus if you have a credit card and no meal plan ($2 with a meal plan). Or $6 for a sub par ham and cheese panini. It is recommended that you pack your food often.

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  • 4
  • Amber from Fairview, PA
  • May-12-2015 I am a current student here

    Behrend has the second best college food in Erie but don't get me wrong too much of a good thing makes it not so good.

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  • 3
  • Katherine from Washington, DC
  • Feb-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty much the same everyday. It is great at first, but after a while it can get kind of tiring to eat the same thing every single day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Christian from New Castle, PA
  • Jan-18-2018 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is present, but I can say no more as I am not a part of it nor do I endorse fraternities/sororities. I find them to lack basic morals and decency.

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  • 0
  • Katie from Erie, PA
  • Jul-22-2015 I am a current student here

    There is a strong Greek presence on campus- if you are looking to join Greek life, you'll find some here!

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  • 0
  • Christopher from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Aug-06-2012 I am a current student here

    I am apart of Greek Life and love it. I am a member of Sigma Tau Gamma and enjoy planning concerts, fundraisers and community service events!

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Mars, PA
  • Jul-24-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is average we have a few fraternities and sororities who are very involved in the school, and have great events and parties.

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  • 0
  • Kamille from Hillside, NJ
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    I didn't get too much involved in the Greek Life but for those who do it's pretty prominent and they do a lot of work for incoming freshman and students already attending.

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  • 0
  • Alexandria from Rochester, NY
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is known on campus but doesn't make the campus. They are located off campus and I believe there are only 3 fraternities and 3 sororities.

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  • 0
  • Selcuk from Pittsburgh, PA
  • May-11-2012 I am a current student here

    The Greeks at Behrend are at the bottom of the food chain. Independents do no respect the Greeks and the Greeks are almost looked down upon because of how easy it is for anyone to gain access to any of their groups. Fraternities and Sororities do have events that are exclusive to only Greeks but these only happen once or twice per semester and would probably be the only perk to going Greek.

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  • 0
  • Talia from Erie, PA
  • Jan-25-2012 I am a current student here

    i'm not involved in greek life, however they offer programs to join and bring together social activities for all students.

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