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Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg

777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA

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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Harrisburg provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania and publically funded. Enrollment at Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Harrisburg exceeds four thousand per year.

Students can pick from a few areas of study, including:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering
  • Psychology

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores in a range of 21 to 24 on the ACT or 1320 to 1660 on the SAT are recommended to increase your chances for getting accepted. Approximately 80 percent of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 26 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at admissions.psu.edu.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $15,000 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $22,000 annually. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $6,600 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Harrisburg has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
  • Softball (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Harrisburg website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg is around 4,700 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 18% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.

$20,600

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $20,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $14,000-$16,000
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,670
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $570-$680 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $890-$1,100 per credit unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships64%$6,661
Receiving Student Loans55%$8,070
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg is approximately 61%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years39%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Capital Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Capital Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pennsylvania State University – Penn State Harrisburg by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
84.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
75%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
42

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,824