B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Harrisburg is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Branch of
Penn State

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1170
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Penn State Harrisburg

Cost

Net Price
$20,593/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,635/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,178/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,104/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,368/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,427/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,439Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    32%
  • Most students keep to theirself
    32%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Ambitious
    16%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Simple, great place to get an education
    46%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Quaint
    14%
  • Small Town School, Very Easy to Focus on Academics
    11%
  • Easy to Navigate- I'm an online student
    4%
  • Low academic standards
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Penn State Harrisburg Reviews

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Penn State Harrisburg is a wonderful campus. From it's rolling hills across campus, to its active organizations and events throughout every week, PSH is a great first campus to attend. While there aren't many clubs, maybe about twenty, every club is quite active. Administration, professors, and even upperclassmen are all very helpful and friendly. I wish I could complete my degree [Global and International Studies] here but the campus is primarily science and engineering based.
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Penn State Harrisburg is a very welcoming campus. The students are all very friendly and it is easy to meet so many new people. All of the professors are willing to give extra help to anyone that needs it whether it is in regards to more explanation about the course material, or just help with any personal problems. The campus is in a nice location, close to a train station, airport, a few restaurants, multiple gas stations, and a few grocery stores all within a mile or two of the campus. There are multiple places to eat all with a variety of foods. The main dining hall always has different food options every day which is great. Overall, Penn State Harrisburg is a great school, small, welcoming, allows you to be who you are, and gives you so many opportunities to try new things and expand your horizons.
This campus has many fitness classes to offer! They have P90X, a spin class, yoga, zumba, core abs class, and even insanity! The fitness loft and the weight room are super nice but I prefer going to the classes personally. They are awesome and super fun!