About Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Founded in 1964, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg. is a college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 18,837 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 296 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at HACC are considered , with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
79%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
55%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
40%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
50%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
79%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
55%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
28%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
17%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
40%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
40%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
20%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
37%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
3%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    18 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    17 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    31 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    32 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    32 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    32 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    29 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    33 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg?

31 Students rated Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

Rosalyn - 07/02/2020

HACC is a wonderful opportunity available to me. When I first started classes I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to major in. Teachers and staff were more than helpful and understanding of that and any other issues or concerns I have during the semester. A great opportunity to get a good education affordably. HACC also offers dual enrollment for other nearby universities which in my case has be substantial in choosing my major, career choices, and decision making in my personal life. This is truly an equal opportunity school with the students best interest and success in mind.

Aaron

The Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) is one of best places to go and learn for a career. It helps students continue their education from high school and gain more knowledge about their majors. HACC is also helpful when students want to transfer to other colleges and universities. But overall, it's a great place to hang out and meet people others have not seen and start to create friendships.

Cara

When I first learned that HACC was a community college, I was prejudiced towards the idea of a community college. Their price fit my budget, but community college? Community college is always the punchline in the jokes. Then I decided to visit, and to my surprise, the campus was amazing. After going there for two semesters I am very pleased with the education I am receiving, I found some really great professors and a nice group of friends. The library and librarians are very nice, and they are great at promoting student-life activities. They have many Student Government sponsored events, such as cultural festivals, live musicians or dancers, pottery club presentations, theater shows, and special guest speakers. A few weeks ago, there was a giant zip line set up on campus for all the students to enjoy. Don't let the "community college" part of the title deter you from coming to this college. It is a great place to earn an associate degree for an affordable price, all while having lots of fun.

Khamelia

HACC is my first college and the experience has been great. I trust that my Professors are knowledgeable and they are easily accessible through e-mail and office hours. Student life is exciting and many intellectually stimulating conversations occur during class time. HACC is a great place to be and relative enjoyment is guaranteed.

Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    College will be a time of growth for you. Time will stand still as you build relationships and find your wings as an adult. It’s the first time you’ll be on your own and the path you choose to walk will shape the career you walk away with. Having been to college at three different points in my life I have learned a lot of lessons. My first experience boiled down to a $20,000 bar tab. The second was an extreme challenge while working fulltime but a healthy reminder of what I had taken for granted years before. Now 36 years old I have returned again to see a real degree through to the end and finally know the most important lesson of all. College isn’t about the beer, the sorority, the meal plan or the party. College isn’t even about the degree. It’s about education. It’s about learning and using your new knowledge to go out and improve your piece of the world. If you are not learning with passion, you are wasting your money and your time. Knowledge is power and I implore you to go out and grab your share!

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Many colleges accept HACC's credits. This means, if you are trying to keep cost down, you can take your first two years there and then transfer to a four year as a junior and finish your schooling then. Also, there are many different kinds of professors. Some are professional teachers but many are from the actual work force. An example is a district attorney teaching a criminal justice course. This helps students not only learn but have some one to talk to when deciding what to do.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is incredibly determined to help the student achieve success without enabling them to a fault.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    The gift of education is taken for granted by many, they don't see it as a gift.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    i'm currently taking online classes, so at the moment i can't find a whole lot that I don't like. However, I did find the actual campus a little confusing to navigate when I had to go purchase books. Also, the advisors weren't very encouraging when I was signing up for my classes, because I was taking a heavy courseload and hadn't been in school for a while.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their Nursing programs are the best on the east coast.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend this school is someone who wants to get their feet wet with the college scene before heading off to a large school. HACC offers a great variety and a strong start to building your degree. The professors are easily assessable and smart about the subjects they teach. They want you to share your opinion and move the conversation further. They appreciate your hard work and are always there for your needs and many questions. Some students need a stepping stone after high school and a college like HACC is just the answer!

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the best thing about my school to be the class size. Harrisburg Area Community College or HACC as we call it doesnt have big class sizes. All the classes that i have attended have about or around the same amount of students that you would have at a high school. There is more teacher student interaction and you are able to get more one on one time if you need extra help.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how difficult it would be to transfer into a Costuming or Art program before I decided to go to HACC but I do not believe that would have changed my decision because the many great opportunities for study abroad and independent studies that I have been offered here at HACC are worth my time and money.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    There are two things I find valuable about my school. First I've had many incredible, passionate teachers to learn from. They made the burden of returning to school after almost a decade, a real breeze. They enabled me to find my voice and use the talents I thought I no longer had. Further, the course material and discussion questions in each class have been relevant and modern. I’m learning applicable ideas and debating issues you hear around every water cooler in America. I feel much more intune with the world and my place in it.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    This is the largest enrollment HACC has had, parking is difficult and securing the classes needed is very competitive. You may have to e mail a teacher several times to get a response. It feels as if my advisor really does not care about my future.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are very excellent!!! The professors are very friendly

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Anime Club Christian Club SGA Nursing Organization Business

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    One of the best and its accurate

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I'm currently attending the virtual campus, so all of my classes are online. People who aren't good with self-study, time management, and organization definitely shouldn't attend.

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

18,837

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
68%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$9,225

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,728

Books and Supplies

$7,308

Room and Board

18,261

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,762
$30 - $48K
$9,202
$48 - $75K
$11,653
$75 - $110K
$13,666
$110K & UP
$13,917

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