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Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
4,933
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Location Middletown, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Penn State Harrisburg is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,588 prospective students applied, and 4,026 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 987 enrolled in the school.  4,146 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 787 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $14,214 plus fees of $984. Penn State Harrisburg is ranked 566 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

Penn State Harrisburg is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1050/1290
ACT 23/27
GPA 3.08
Applications Accepted
87.8% 
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition
$14,214
In State Costs for Penn State Harrisburg
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$33,396
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,466
Out of State Costs for Penn State Harrisburg
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$984
Room and Board $11,570
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$42,648

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$55,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State Harrisburg students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Engineering 23%
Psychology 7%
Communication 7%
English and Literature 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214713 IPEDS survey data for Penn State Harrisburg.