Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
5,574
Students Applied
62%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
619
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
51%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
16%
Submitting ACT
75%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1154
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
650
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.20
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
6%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
35
Top 50%
72
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
82
$30k - $48k
43
$48k - $75k
71
$75k - $110k
70
$110k+
95

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: hbgadmit@psu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-222-2056
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
it is hard to get around if you don't have a car or you don't know friends who have a car. literally you have to take an uber/taxi almost everywhere.
chelsea - brooklyn, ny
Biscotti's is a great place to study and also provides a place to sip coffee, meet up with friends, and enjoy free time. Utilize the resources offered, join clubs and on-campus organizations, and don't be afraid to interact with others. If you treat professors and other students with respect, they will respect you.
Anonymous
Don't be afraid to ask questions. All of the Staff is very helpful ! They will answer all your questions or direct you to someone who can.
Theresa from Middletown, DE
Be open minded and be willing to try something new and out of your comfort zone. However, do not be naïve. Know where you are going, who is going to be there and what type of function you are attending.
Kelsey from Jonestown, PA
Always find times to meet with tutors and your professor.
Antwan from Washington, DC
Like everything in life you do have to put in the work to get the rewards later. Teachers are pretty understandable, so if you have late work most of them will still allow you to email it later. To make friends (especially if your off campus) is to join a club or two and go to events.
Akwele from Middletown, PA
- Try to be active in as many clubs, and activities as you can! Fun during your first year is a must!
- Think about renting (off-campus). Dorms (on - campus). Off campus is way cheaper ,yearly! But meal plans are usually for the on campus students.
- If you do drugs, don't come! This is a dry campus (no alcohol)!
Nailah from Upper Marlboro, MD
Some tips are:
-Don't come here and think it will be like High School, this mindset will KILL your GPA
-GO TO CLASS
-DO YOUR WORK
Keisha from New Bloomfield, PA
- If you plan on living on-campus but aren't comfortable sharing a room with another person, request a single room as soon as possible (the 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 bldgs. are all single room apartments) as they go pretty quickly!
- DON'T expect it to be 'party hardy' like UPark. But don't assume that because it isn't a renowned party campus there's nothing going on. Ask around -- word travels.
- Try to participate in class as much as possible -- my in-class participation made up 15% of my grade for one of my courses. Additionally, the more you get used to speaking in public settings, the better. Trust me.
- Sign up for activities! Meeting new people will gradually help you get settled in.
Sophia from Harrisburg, PA
If not living on campus, buy a comfortable car, since the drive is fairly long each day. The school is located in Middletown, PA, which is roughly thirty minutes from the city of Harrisburg.
Christopher from Mechanicsburg, PA