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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 481 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

49% Women
51% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

North Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,528)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $31,342)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 27 - - -
Basketball 13 15 - -
Golf 7 - - -
Soccer 24 17 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 17 13 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 13 7 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 3.5%
Non-resident alien 2.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.3%
Two or more races 1.4%
White/non-Hispanic 76.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 34
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Both of the eateries on-campus (Stackz and Biscotti's) have a wide variety of foods, which are popular with one and all. I hear the pizza and burgers are particularly delicious, and if you prefer fresh fruits or vegetables, the campus offers these and other healthy options as well. I enjoy the coffee at both places.

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  • 2
  • Christina from Severna Park, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Too expensive, barely healthy and not that much food to choose from. Only one place to get food, hours are a little ridiculous and that food isn't that good half the time either. They have the same options every day, only one station changes throughout the day and if you don't want whats at that station, you're screwed because its the same stupid food every day to eat.

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  • 5
  • Keisha from New Bloomfield, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Stacks (the campus cafeteria) is amazing, I live for their breakfast sandwiches. Also, Biscotti's serves Starbucks drinks, even specialty ones and you can pay with your meal plan! How awesome is that?

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  • 4
  • Donald from Northampton, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I liked the food on campus. I thought some things were a little more expensive then they needed to be but not outrageously high. The dining room wasn't huge but at typical eating times it was packed. Once the weather became nice they had tables outside for us to eat at, which was nice.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    As I am not a part of Greek Life, I feel that I am not qualified to review this aspect of Penn State Harrisburg.

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  • 0
  • Bria from Bronx, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I believe that there are two sororities and about four fraternities on campus.

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  • 0
  • Chelsey from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a past student here

    Kappas is the first fraternity to be at that campus. In the Fall of 2011, the Sigmas created a chapter there and has already stirred up some good campus events. Then, in the Spring of 2012 the Zetas started a chapter and has really brought some delight to the campus.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Enola, PA
  • I am a current student here

    a few sororities and fraternities on campus. personally i am a member of kappa delta pi, a very active educational honors society.

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  • 0
  • Kehinde from Middletown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    there are a few sororities and fraternities but they are not very widely known. it seems only people who are in it or know those who are, know about the fraternities and sororities present.

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