Penn State Harrisburg is an above-average public college located in Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,817 undergraduate students. The Penn State Harrisburg acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Penn State Harrisburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,600.
Penn State Harrisburg Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering98 Graduates
Civil Engineering65 Graduates
Business Administration and Management45 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering38 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies35 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Penn State Harrisburg Reviews
I love this campus! If you're looking for a small, friendly, lively school, come here! The campus is very diverse and over 20 nations are represented in the student body. The staff are all wonderful and really want to see you succeed! The students on and off campus are friendly and helpful. There are over 30 clubs, free tutoring, therapy services, and trips available to just students. Penn State Harrisburg is a great campus!
Campus is very nice and kept clean, all of my professors seem to know what they're talking about (and they also all have doctorates), the library is very niceAnyways, I wouldn't recommend this school if you're planning on living here. Especially when you can hear everything your roommates are doing at all times, it gets extremely annoying (I've lost so much sleep). The school clearly does not care about nutrition so don't be forced into buying the most expensive meal plan in the US. The academics are the only decent pro here, so if you're a commuter then the school is fine. However , do not come here if you're planning on living here.
I have since moved on to University Park, but I loved my experiences at PSU-Harrisburg. Being a commuter, I do not have much input on housing or parties, I found it very easy to obtain any assistance that I needed from professors or college staff members. The food was always good when I stopped in, there is a pretty good selection for campus size. Middletown is a very quiet neighborhood, and I was actually considering staying long at this campus due to loving the area.