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4 College Freshman

Student Body: It is very different from high school. There are so many different diversities and people form different ages. Something new to me, but I do not mind it.

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3 College Sophomore

Student Body: It's a mix of adults who are continuing their education, as well as students who have just graduated high school.

3 College Senior

Student Body: There are many clubs and activities available at HACC. There are events such as Chinese New Year and Valentines Day celebrations. There is a great deal of diversity on campus. There are people from all backgrounds and walks of life. This makes for a very interesting and stimulating environment. I have witnessed very few challenges associated with diversity. In my opinion it is a strength of the school

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: Speaking of the "typical student" at HACC, students vary greatly in age, ethnicity, gender, orientation, goals, backgrounds, etc. As a community college, students are either middle-to-low income or, occasionally, just money conscious individuals.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: There are so many different kinds of people that attend HACC. They are a variety of ages and races. Everyone is accepted at HACC and feel that they have an equal opportunity for education.


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HACC Lancaster has a very diverse mix of college students. They range from high school students taking college courses all the way to seniors that have a job-related need  to expand their education. HACC welcomes applications from international students that are planning to study full-time on an F-1 visa.

Harrisburg Area Community College has a variety of clubs that are designed to satisfy the multitude of personalities on campus. The College has a newspaper called the Lancaster Liver Wire that is written and edited by the students. Another important organization on campus is the Student Government Association, which lets students hold elected positions that oversee the best interests of the student body. The general belief at HACC is that active involvement on campus and in your classes is an important part of your overal educational experience.

Facts & Statistics

Student Diversity
African American: 8%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 8%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 76%
Unknown: 4%
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 47%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 9%
25+: 18%
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
Typical Peers
The typical peer at HACC is a well-rounded individual, caring, fun, and interested in completing their collegiate and career goals.
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
Student Organizations
Clubs aren't always that popular, but HACC hosts an SGA, a few business clubs, sports leagues, and a paralegal club run by members of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association.
ROTC Programs
Army ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Air Force ROTC: No
Did You Know?
Harrisburg Area Community College was the first community college in Pennsylvania. It opened February 14, 1964.

Student Polls

I would say students at my school are    Based on 33 responses

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  • Career-oriented
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Smart

How much social and academic interaction is there between students?    Based on 31 responses

  • 55% A lot of interaction. Students participate in clubs, study together, and hang out.
  • 35% Some interaction, but it's mostly in the classroom.
  • 10% No interaction. My classes are all online or the students at my school are there to learn and then go home.


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