Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - FairCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg is a small four-year, public school with 4,380 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1966 and is the only institution located in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
45
At Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg you can receive your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 45 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Engineering, Business, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
81%
The rate of student retention at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg is high at 81% (above Pennsylvania average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Student to faculty ratio at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg is pretty decent, 14:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$20,900
Average tuition costs are high - about $20,000 a year. The additional fees at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg not covered by tuition are nearly $900, which totals $20,900 a year.

Read the details about Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
79%
According to recent data, 2,482 applications were submitted and 1,964 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

The college might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,200
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C
Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 500 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, about $6,200 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg Location and Maps



Post Address: Pennsylvania State University Penn State Harrisburg, 777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057-4846, USA
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