Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg

777 W Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, United States
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Overview of Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg

About this school

Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg, The Capital College, founded in 1966, is a public, upper-division university. Its 218-acre campus is located in Middletown, eight miles from Harrisburg.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,286
    • Men:2,633 (61.4%)
    • Women:1,653 (38.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Penn State Harrisburg is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
777 West Harrisburg Pike
City, State, Zip
Middletown, PA  17057
Phone
(717) 948-6250
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 5,574 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 2,398 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 3,176 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,406 (30%) of 4,668 admitted students enrolled
Women
552 (27%) of 2,029 admitted students enrolled
Men
854 (32%) of 2,639 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.22
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
28%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
520-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $15,190|Out-of-state: $23,692
  • Room & Board: - $12,940 (66.1283728536386%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,840 (9.403107113654947%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,788 (24.468520032706458%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Penn State Harrisburg accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003329
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
618 (61.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
496 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
472 (95.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
108 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$10,055
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 240 (50.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,938
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 363 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,508
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 401 (85.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
95 (9.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,398

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,688 (71.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,313 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,235 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
432 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$9,771
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,204 (53.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,437
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,815 (81.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,428
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,576 (70.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
289 (7.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,404

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,315
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


226

Part-Time Faculty


146

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Penn State Harrisburg provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


57.8%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Structural Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Professional Studies, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Environmental Pollution Control, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (37)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • American Studies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Folklore
  • Health Education
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Management Information Systems
  • Museum Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,877

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
124 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Train Station
Middletown

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


10% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


90%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Penn State Harrisburg offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,960

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,286
Women
1,653
Men
2,633

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 11.2% Asian
  • 11.0% Black/African-American
  • 7.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.4% White
  • 2.3% Unknown

International Students


15.2%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


791

Student Resources

Study resources