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Penn State Harrisburg
  • 4 Year
  • MIDDLETOWN, PA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Penn State Harrisburg is a public college located in Lower Swatara Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,915 undergraduate students. The Penn State Harrisburg acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Information Science. Graduating 63% of students, Penn State Harrisburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,100.

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777 WEST HARRISBURG PIKE
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
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About Penn State Harrisburg...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference

Penn State Harrisburg Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

PSU Harrisburg Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1290
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,306 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,506 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,915 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
276
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Most students keep to theirself
    27%
  • Hard working
    22%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Balanced
    7%
  • High School-like
    2%
  • Independent
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 71 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Simple, great place to get an education
    48%
  • Diverse
    18%
  • Quaint
    11%
  • Small Town School, Very Easy to Focus on Academics
    9%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • boring
    2%
  • Easy to Navigate- I'm an online student
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 33 responses

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