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Penn State Harrisburg
  • 4 Year
  • MIDDLETOWN, PA

Penn State Harrisburg Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
11%
Average Housing Cost
$8,420 / year
Poll
61%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 31 responses
Poll
56%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 59 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,330 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 51 responses
  • Stacks
    53%
  • Biscotti
    25%
  • None
    8%
  • Off Campus Bites
    8%
  • The Outpost
    4%
  • Provisions
    2%
46%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 35 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 33 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    24%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    55%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    21%

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Safety

Safety
grade A minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
93%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 44 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 27 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    44%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    37%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    4%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    15%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 39 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    21%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    31%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    28%
  • Not very visible.
    15%
  • We have campus police?
    5%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 61 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    34%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    51%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    10%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper
Music
Choral Groups, Music Ensembles
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Job fair
    29%
  • Build a Stuffed Animal
    25%
  • Bonfire
    17%
  • Thon
    17%
  • Trivia Night
    8%
  • The Diwali celebration
    4%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 40 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    10%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    15%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    48%
  • Parties? What parties?
    28%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 21 responses
  • Thon
    81%
  • First month or two of classes
    10%
  • None
    10%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 58 responses

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