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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Stats, Info and Facts

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4,224 Students

84% Admitted

  • 5,077 full time
  • 1,535 part time
  • 1,512 men full time
  • 1,177 women full time
  • 2,503 applied
  • 2,076 admitted
  • 534 enrolled

4,286 Undergraduates

$13,868 Tuition/Year

  • 1,261 Graduates
  • 134 Non-Degree
  • $13,868 in state
  • $960 fees
  • $11,570 room & board
  • $1,840 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Khiara from Middletown, PA
  • 0
  • Penn State Harrisburg has a little bit of everything. It is considered the second best Penn State campus. It is a small campus which makes us more like a family.…

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  • Antwan from Washington, DC
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  • Penn State Harrisburg has teachers who really want you to learn. The classes are small and you can meet with your professor. This school is set up for you to…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Sophia from Harrisburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I'm pleasantly surprised just how much I've enjoyed my first semester here. While this isn't a big party campus like UPark is, there are enough events offered throughout the week to make it interesting (Zumba classes and trips to Broadway, anyone?) for students. And concerning the surrounding area, while Middletown is obviously not a metropolitan city like New York or Philly, it does have a certain 'small-town charm'. I often feel like I'm transported back into the 1950s walking by the Elks Theater (one of the first movie theaters in the nation), diners, countless antique shops, and the centrally-located Brownstone Cafe. And if Middletown is too boring for you, downtown Harrisburg is only about 20-30 minutes away (and you can always buy a $5 Megabus ticket to State College for the weekend). Plus, there's an Amtrak station right in downtown Middletown!

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  • 3
  • Angelica from Astoria, NY
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is located in Middletown, PA which doesn't have much to offer, but Harrisburg is like a 15-20 minute drive away and there are things to do around there. The only thing I don't like about this campus is that student/campus life is pretty much dead. There usually isn't much going on and it can get really boring sometimes. There are barely any big events and when there is, the turn out is usually not that great. Thankfully I live off campus so I can go visit my friends who live around me. If you can make the best of the situation it's not too bad.

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  • 5
  • Nailah from Upper Marlboro, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I met so many people during first week of school. At Penn State Harrisburg we even had Welcome Week for us freshman, catered exclusively to us! All the activities were fun, free, and real icebreakers!!

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  • 3
  • Christopher from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The school is merely a dwarf in terms of student population of its cousin up in State College, PA. Therefore, students will not be crowded out of extracurricular activities. This was one of the main points that brought me to this campus. I assume that at very few public schools, that in the first three weeks I would be able to establish myself as the lead political writer for the school newspaper and the anchor for my own radio show. The only thing that I dislike about the school is that many of the teachers seem elitist. This was never the case at my previous school before I transferred. It seems like many teachers judge their students are lazy, unintelligent, degenerates even before meeting them. This leads to a prevailing disrespect to the students. To overcome this, make it a point to introduce yourself to and create a friendship with every teacher.

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