Pennsylvania State University -- Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

Pennsylvania State University -- Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$15,206

$24,916

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
32%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
29%
500-599
38%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

61%

male

39%

female

1

teacher

13.6

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,529
Declined 1,274
Total Received 7,803
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Public

4,246

undergraduate students

652

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Pennsylvania State University -- Harrisburg, founded in 1966, is one of 20 public university campuses in the Penn State School System. Its 218-acre campus is located in Middletown, eight miles from Harrisburg.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,898
Established in 1966
Coeducational Coeducational

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218-acre, suburban campus in Middletown (population: 9,861), eight miles from Harrisburg. Served by train; air and bus serve Harrisburg. Public transportation serves campus.

Pennsylvania State University — Harrisburg
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown
17057

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
32%
500-599
46%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
13%
600-699
29%
500-599
38%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
School has early action program yes

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,529
Declined 1,274
Total Received 7,803

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room & board $13,750
Additional fees $992
Books & supplies $1,840
Other fees $3,222
Total $34,018
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Racquetball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Racquetball

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Mathematics, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Structural Engineering
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,898

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

4,246
students

Female
39%
1,654

Male
61%
2,592

13%

652
students

Female
58%
375

Male
42%
277

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

3,914
students

Female
40%
1,538

Male
60%
2,376

8%

332
students

Female
35%
116

Male
65%
216

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 87%
Student 4 year graduation rate 44%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

336

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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