Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, PA, USA
3.44 Average Rating

Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg is a public institution and part of the Penn State system. Its campus is built over the retired Olmstead Air Force Base. Penn State Harrisburg is home to several research centers such as the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies, Economic Development Research and Training Center, and the Institute of State and Regional Affairs. Most students choose to major in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or psychology.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
16%
Submitting ACT
75%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
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36
Average SAT Composite: 1154
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1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,077
Total Number of Undergrads
4,286
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
13%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,974
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,198
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,450
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,570
Books and Supplies
$1840

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,998
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,035
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,619

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,569
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$278
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
61%
39%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
10%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lions
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
LOVE Penn State - Harrisburg ! I live off campus but close enough I walk to class every day.
Theresa from Middletown, DE
Diverse community. Practical experience. Near Baltimore and Philadelphia allowing fundamental opportunities to recognize and test the many different cultural lifestyles.
Kelsey from Jonestown, PA
Penn State Harrisburg has teachers who really want you to learn. The classes are small and you can meet with your professor. This school is set up for you to succeed.
Antwan from Washington, DC
Its a good school with nice people. Teachers are easy to contact. The area is somewhat secluded so a car is helpful.
Akwele from Middletown, PA
Penn State Harrisburg is honestly the best university. The professors are great and hands on. Your education will be a cut above the rest!
Keisha from New Bloomfield, PA
Penn State Harrisburg is a close-knit community of the academically, athletically, musically, and artistically inclined. The professors are fantastic-each and every one is devoted to helping students grow as individuals, and embrace oftentimes unknown talents and skills. Though it may be considered a shadow compared to the main campus in State College, the pride of Penn State Harrisburg is its wide range of academic programs, culturally diverse atmosphere, and supportive environment.
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