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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg 777 W Harrisburg Pike Middletown, PA 17057 Phone: (717) 948-6452
  • General Information
    About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg

    Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, professional, and continuing education offered through both resident instruction and online delivery. Our educational programs are enriched by the cutting edge knowledge, diversity, and creativity of our faculty, students, and staff. Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. As Pennsylvania's land-grant university, we provide unparalleled access and public service to support the citizens of the Commonwealth. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners here and abroad to generate, disseminate, integrate, and apply knowledge that is valuable to society.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 2,736
    Percent Admitted 73%
    Men Admitted 73%
    Women Admitted 72%
    Full Time Retention Rate 83%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 460 570
      Math 475 580
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 20 23
      English 19 23
      Math 20 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,777
    Native American 7.0
    Asian 242.0
    African American 343.0
    Hispanic 134.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,226
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 190

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