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Penn State Harrisburg Student Life

Penn State Harrisburg is in a small town setting in Middletown, Pennsylvania. There are many activities and organizations for Penn State Harrisburg students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Penn State Harrisburg has not reported any data on the presence of fraternities or sororities.

Does Penn State Harrisburg offer student housing?

Penn State Harrisburg offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus

Most Penn State Harrisburg students live off campus. In 2021, 11% of undergrads at Penn State Harrisburg lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 89% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Penn State Harrisburg. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Safety at Penn State Harrisburg

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Penn State Harrisburg is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Penn State Harrisburg campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Penn State Harrisburg offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

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Penn State Harrisburg Students

39%

Women

61%

Men

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

53%

13%

13%

9%

8%

4%

2%

0.19%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

4,308

Graduate Students

620

Non-Resident / International Students

538

Penn State Harrisburg Campus Services

Student Services
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Counseling
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,928

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,584

Out-of-State

$25,598

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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