Overall, most students seem to be very happy at Behrend. A lot of students who plan on transferring to University Park end up changing their minds and staying at Behrend. Students tend to think of Behrend as a great place or a comfortable setting. One student said, "I've met the greatest people and have had a great time along the way." Most students who are not happy at Behrend blame it on the small size and lack of proximity to more fun things to do. Some students feel that it begins to feel like being in high school again after four years, but a lot of that depends on who you hang out with.
Behrend is definetely a small school, so anyone looking for a huge school should look elsewhere. But anyone interested in a moderately sized school with an extremely friendly student body and devoted and kind professors will likely be right at home here. Students who like the idea of forming close bonds with professors, doing undergraduate research, and being able to visit professors whenever they need to will love the academic side of Behrend. People who love to get involved in campus activites also will love Behrend, but there are also plenty of students who avoid this totally. Finally, anyone can feel comfortable at Behrend and find his or her niche. Behrend students are extremely accepting of anyone, and it is very easy to make friends in as well as out of class.