Tuition & Fees

$15,198

$24,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
54%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
2%
30-36
52%
24-29
25%
18-23
17%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
55%
18-23
30%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

61%

male

39%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,026
Declined + 562
Total Received 4,588
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Public

4,191

undergraduate students

742

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3656
ACT 0023

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,933
Established in 1966
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Middletown, PA

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, PA 17057

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
54%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
24%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
5%
6-11
2%
30-36
52%
24-29
25%
18-23
17%
12-17
6%
30-36
10%
24-29
55%
18-23
30%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 30 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Uknown
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,026
Declined + 562
Total Received 4,588

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Robert Coffman
Director of Enrollment Management
P: 800 222-2056
F: 717 948-6325
hbgadmit@psu.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,240

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,214
Room $8,080
Board $5,200
Additional fees $984
Books & supplies $1,840
Total $30,318
Average Financial Aid - $10,240
Total with Avg. Aid $20,078

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,157,607
State $3,449,846
Institutional $4,407,374
Other external $1,662,157
Total $15,676,984

Non-need-based

Federal $8,502
State $47,140
Institutional $882,951
Other external $1,768,559
Total $2,707,152
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 717 948-6307
hbgfinaid@psu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lauren Anderson
Coordinator of Student Aid and Veterans Affairs
lra10@psu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bass fishing, cheerleading, dance dance team, equestrian sports, ice hockey, kronum, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, ypga

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Athletic Directors

Rahsaan Carlton (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Danielle Lynch (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Capital Athletic Conference, ECAC
Mascot
Lions
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Administration of Justice
Adult Education
Advertising/Public Relations
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
African/African-American Studies
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Science
Agricultural Systems Management
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agroecology
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropological Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavioral Science
Applied Clinical Psychology
Applied Psychology
Applied Psychology Research
Archaeological Science
Architectural Engineering
Art
Art Education
Art History
Arts Administration
Arts/Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biobehavioral Health
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Anthropology
Biological Engineering
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biorenewable Systems
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Liberal Arts/Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics/Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Communication Arts/Sciences
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication/Media Studies
Communications
Community Psychology/Social Change
Community/Environment/Development
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing
Crime/Law/Justice
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Data Science
Digital Media/Arts/Technology
Earth Science/Policy
Earth Sciences
Earth/Mineral Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Education/Public Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Early Childhood Education
Elementary/Kindergarten Education
Energy Business/Finance
Energy Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Science
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Pollution Control
Environmental Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Systems Engineering
Film/Video
Finance
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forest Ecosystem Management
Forest Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Arts/Sciences
Geobiology
Geography
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Health Administration
Health Education
Health Policy/Administration
Health/Human Development
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Humanities
Immunology/Infectious Disease
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Health/Safety
Information Sciences/Technology
Information Systems
Integrative Arts
Interdisciplinary Business/Engineering Studies
Interdisciplinary Digital Studio
Interdisciplinary Humanities
International Business
International Politics
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Labor Studies/Employment Relations
Labor/Employment Relations
Landscape Contracting
Latin American Studies
Letters/Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts
Lifelong Learning/Adult Education
Literacy Education
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Media Studies
Medieval Studies
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Microbiology
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nutritional Sciences
Organizational Leadership
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Planetary Science/Astronomy
Plant Sciences
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Pre-Medicine
Professional Writing
Project/Supply Chain Management
Psychology
Psychology/Social Science
Public Administration
Public Policy
Rail Transportation Engineering
Recreation/Park/Tourism Management
Rehabilitation/Human Services
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Russian Translation
Science
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/Social Studies
Security/Risk Analysis
Social Data Analytics
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Design/Construction Engineering Technology
Supply Chain/Information Systems
Teaching/Curriculum
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
Training/Development
Undecided/Exploratory Studies
Veterinary/Biomedical Sciences
Visual Arts Studies
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
Women's Studies
Wood Products
Workforce Education/Development
World Languages/Education
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

4,933

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

4,191
students

Female
39%
1,619

Male
61%
2,572

15%

742
students

Female
56%
415

Male
44%
327

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

3,915
students

Female
39%
1,522

Male
61%
2,393

7%

276
students

Female
36%
97

Male
64%
179

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

Not Reported

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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