Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA, USA

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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

3.49 Average Rating

Laura from Monongahela, PA

researching this school
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Students in the forensics field do a pig dig where a class murders a dead pig and buries it. they then go out to find a pig body from the previous year's class to analyze it and find a cause of death. this is just an example of how much this school can teach and prepare one for their future.
Will enjoy being here
The School, like i have stated, is brand new and has technology i have never seen from vacuum hand dryers to automatic elevators to rooms full of smartboards. The problem i found was that although the campus is just blocks away from the capitol, there was not much to do in the city from what i saw.
Bang for the buck
Seeing as the building is only 3 years old, everything is brand new and top of the line. there is a 98% chance graduates will find a job right after graduation. Shadowing is mandatory for seniors and labs are hands on ensuring that you will learn what you need to to be successful in a real-world job.
Tips for prospective students
visit and see how nice the school is.
Great for these types of students
anyone who loves science and having top of the line technology, small class sizes, people who don't like a lot of distractions.
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Antoinette from Harrisburg, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a great school to go to. You get that one on one with teachers. Everyone is so helpfully and will guide you to a better education and decision making.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared for a lot of learning and fun. This college has a lot to offer and will help you every step of the way with any and everything. The people here are here to help.
Dorm Life
The dorms are amazing. You pay one set price and all you really have to do after that is by food and extra stuff that you would need for the dorm. A lot of different things are already there.
Food and Dining
Where HU is at, you can get food from everywhere.
What to do for fun
For fun I usually either ready a good book in the library or watch a movie in one of the private rooms.
Bang for the buck
Because it is a new school everything is like new. The ;abs are great and the classrooms are set up in a relaxing easy to study room.
Great for these types of students
Great for all type of students especially those who like that one on one with the professors.
Clubs and Activities
The students are pretty much in charge of any and every club and activities. If we want something to happen or make a different club then all we have to do is talk to the one that could put it all together then we do the rest.
Campus Safety
This college is about 100 percent safety.
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Miranda from Fawn Grove, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has very small and close knit classrooms where students are encouraged to ask questions and receive a superb learning experience. The University is very up to date on the latest technology. In addition, all of the professors are very friendly and available to the students.
Tips for prospective students
This University is a very close knit community. Harrisburg University is a fun and interactive learning environment. However, the Harrisburg area is not the safest place, it is best to walk in groups and to come prepared with pepper spray.
Academic Rigor
The University certainly does challenge the students, but the information and projects assigned are relevant to the student's major making them more interesting and useful. The lectures and projects may not always be easy, but they are certainly worth your time.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very spacious because you are given a full apartment since there is no cafeteria or meal plan. Dorms include a full kitchen and bathroom. Each room comfortably fits two to three people.
Food and Dining
There are numerous restaurants and pizza shops along the street. Also, the school connects to Strawberry Square where students can purchase Starbucks, McDonalds, Subway, and Chinese food. The University does not have a cafeteria or meal plan due to the closeness to Strawberry Square.
What to do for fun
The school hosts different events throughout the year and the students create their own activities such as flag football and dodge-ball. Some students get together and car pool to go bowling or to the movies. Also, the Whitaker Center is close by for an educational experience, and the campus is surrounded by numerous restaurants and places to shop.
Bang for the buck
The housing is a tad expensive since it is fairly new. However, the building is much safer and nicer than other buildings so it is definitely worth the money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We are right next door to Pennsylvania's capital building, and very close to the farm show complex where different events are held.
Great for these types of students
Harrisburg University is great for students that want to take college seriously and are intent on focusing on their school work. The University is not a party school, but the University does hold student friendly events to give students a chance to socialize and relax outside of their apartments and classes.
Clubs and Activities
There are clubs for each general major at the University such as social media club, forensic club, video gamers club, and student government. My personal experience in forensic club has been wonderful because the officers are constantly creating activities for us to do.
Campus Safety
The campus itself is very safe inside the building. However, out on the streets I recommend that people be more cautious.
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Christina from Harrisburg, PA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The school is good for students who want the one-on-one teacher student time, since it is a small college. Also, with the new improvements it also is becoming better. The location is a great one because there are many things around for the students to go to.
Tips for prospective students
If you want a small college, come here.
If you do not like cities, don't come here.
Academic Rigor
I love the way the classes go here.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is expanding, so it's really good. They are more like mini apartments.
Food and Dining
There are a lot of restaurants around the school, so you have many choices to eat from. Sometimes it gets tiring, however.
What to do for fun
Many malls around, and many activities that go on, with the school and without.
Bang for the buck
Kind of expensive, however kind of worth it.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Many parties but are not as good as normal ones.
Great for these types of students
Shy students, students who need academic help can learn from small classes.
Clubs and Activities
Forensics Club
Anime Club
Glee Club
Student Government
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Kevin from Philadelphia, PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A great new university dedicated to preparing students for careers in STEM areas. Small class size and personal attention are tops. Moderate tuition and fees are a great plus too!
Tips for prospective students
Please visit (ask for Jared).
Academic Rigor
I'm just starting in August, but I expect it.
Dorm Life
Haven't moved in yet, but brand new apartment type dorms are right across the street from classroom building. They are awesome!
Food and Dining
All apartments have their own kitchens. All granite and stainless steel.
What to do for fun
Small city, but I'm there to study. University provides a 100 Things to Do checklist.
Bang for the buck
I think so!
Great for these types of students
Anybody interested in technology of any kind. They also have a forensics major.
Clubs and Activities
Haven't joined any yet.
Campus Safety
I'm told no incidents last year.
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Jackie from Columbia, MD

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I love what this college has to offer. It has small class sizes so I'm sure I won't be left out or feel like so. I can't wait to actually visit the campus to see what the Harrisburg community is like.
Tips for prospective students
Check the admissions page on their website, and also their academics and majors. If you like what you see I strongly recommend that you apply right away.
Academic Rigor
I have never actually taken any classes there but I love a good challenging class so I'm sure they won't be that easy. Just study, study, study.
Dorm Life
Since the University does not have dorm rooms, they offer apartment suites which I am positively sure are top notch rooms.
Food and Dining
Located in Harrisburg, there are plenty of restaurants located near the campus where students can get food or at out at.
What to do for fun
Since the college is at the heart of the Harrisburg community, there many places to go from the science museums, to the theatres, and even sporting areas. As long as you are with friends, then I'm positive you'll have fun anywhere you go.
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Donna from New Oxford, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Harrisburg U is a great place to be. It's confortable, and everyone knows everyone. It's an amazing change from high school.
Tips for prospective students
Be sure to study each night so your work doesn't get backed up. Creating a schedule for yourself is very helpful when alotting time for friends, school, and family.
Academic Rigor
The instructors are very helpful and readily avaliable whenever you may need help. They really focus on grades here because this could determine your elegibility for future financial aid.
Dorm Life
Not only are the dorms very safe, but everyone there is like one huge family. I know sometimes you need a little break though, so it's still nice to have your own place to retreat to. The dorm life at HU provides for both of these situations.
Food and Dining
Since HU is connected to Strawberry square, they don't have a cafe. However, don't be fooled. the food court at Strawberry Square is amazing!
What to do for fun
You'll be living in a city. There is always fun things to do. Theres two malls very close, The Mall of Harrisburg and The Capital City Mall. You can also go for walks by the river or around city island.
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Ronita from Philadelphia, PA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
i'm learning alot but for one class, i'm struggling with alot.
Tips for prospective students
before you apply to this school, check to see what this school is really about and check the school profile. more than likely if you want to go out, you should get a car because its nothing to really do in walking distance.
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