Penn State Harrisburg

521 reviews
  1. Middletown, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Penn State Harrisburg is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Branch of
Penn State

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,546/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,141/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,037/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,334/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,877/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,802/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,250Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Most students keep to theirself
    47%
  • Hard working
    40%
  • Ambitious
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Simple, great place to get an education
    62%
  • Quaint
    23%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Low academic standards
    8%

After Penn State Harrisburg

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

521 reviews
  • Excellent
    67
  • Very Good
    168
  • Average
    216
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    19
Penn State Harrisburg is a small school with great professors and a nice atmosphere.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
good school small good for an incoming freshman
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
The classes are informative and interesting but anything non-traditional seems to be difficult to get taken care of (evening classes, change of major, part-time studies, returning to school, financial aid problems, etc.)
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago