Middletown, PA
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg


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Recent Reviews

Michelle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school for commuters and those who want to focus on academics. There's not much night life around campus and the stores...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school for commuters and those who want to focus on academics. There's not much night life around campus and the stores are limited but everything a college student needs is nearby. If you can't go to main campus or Erie for engineering, harrisburg is a great alternative

Sarah
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Penn State Harrisburg is a very interactive and diverse school. This school has just the right amount of students in the clas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State Harrisburg is a very interactive and diverse school. This school has just the right amount of students in the classes, so you can have interaction with the professor and other students. The environment is always calm. They always have something to do at the school whether it is festivals or gatherings. I honestly could not have chosen a better school to go to.

Natalie
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International students, Stacks cafeteria, comfortable on-campus housing, and small-town are the first words that come to my h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

International students, Stacks cafeteria, comfortable on-campus housing, and small-town are the first words that come to my head when I think of Penn State Harrisburg. Among all the commonwealth campuses, Harrisburg is by far the best by a long shot. We are ranked the #10 in the United States for international students, which provides students a change to view perspectives of people from all around the world, which is one of the predominant reasons I went to the school. I now can say I literally have friends from all around the world, as this helps me as an American to understand people from different cultures, which is paramount in the policial environment we are living today. Stacks is the known modern hub were everyone hangs out from getting a bite to eat to having a quick study session with friends. The school’s infrastructure is very new as each building as an unexpected modern interior with an exceptionally clean environment. Therefore, the dorms are the best I had ever seen, considering I had visited 12 universities including ivy leagues. The only major downfall, due to my love of an urban/upscale suburban environment, is the small-town aspect of Middletown. The surroundings around the campus very boring due to the lower socioeconomics and you have to drive to get to your location because there are no sidewalls (plus you could have to walk at minimum 20 minutes). Therefore, if you don’t have a car (like me) it is essential to get close to a couple of people so that you can go food shopping or get clothing. Also, it is mainly a commuter campus still despite the increase of people living off-campus. Overall, I believe the pros outway the cons because due to my major it requires me to say focused on my school work, as this school is not meant for people that like to party. There are parties but you have to know people and they are always off-campus. Lastly, I highly recommend you to immediately get involved in a lot of clubs the second you get there because that is how you meet a bunch of people. This really helps as when the going gets tough people you hang out with may start branch out to different people and it would suck for freshman year to not have anyone to hang out with just because you only had one friend. All in all, these are some of the main tips I have to have a successful first year in the nonacademic way.

Katie
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The college size was exactly the size I was looking for when I was college searching. The campus size is big enough to feel l...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The college size was exactly the size I was looking for when I was college searching. The campus size is big enough to feel like a college but small enough that you have personal relations with the professors and you know others around campus. I am very happy that I chose this school.

Maura
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I like my classes and the atmosphere. I have met some really nice people. I would say if you are looking for a small campus w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like my classes and the atmosphere. I have met some really nice people. I would say if you are looking for a small campus with a feeling of community, Penn State Harrisburg might be right for you. my only critique would be that more food options should be offered and the hours of operation for the cafeteria on the weekends be expanded.

Riley
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I think Penn State University - Harrisburg is a great school. Many people think there is a negative connotation to the satell...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Penn State University - Harrisburg is a great school. Many people think there is a negative connotation to the satellite campuses, but Harrisburg has so much to offer. The students are given numerous academic and social opportunities and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Michelle
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Being part of Penn State University-Penn State Harrisburg, I have had the great opportunity to experience new experiences tha...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being part of Penn State University-Penn State Harrisburg, I have had the great opportunity to experience new experiences that have help me shape who I am as a person today. Although you can get very bored at times, it's a great place to be in to study and relax.

Deja
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Great school, wouldn't change my choice to attend for anything! The atmosphere is very welcoming and positive. There is a hea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school, wouldn't change my choice to attend for anything! The atmosphere is very welcoming and positive. There is a healthy level of competitiveness in their sports teams and a balance with that and their academic competitiveness. Overall the campus is gorgeous and the staff is dedicated and easy to work with. I highly recommend this school to anyone pursuing a science degree or wanting to play sports in college. The only thing I could possibly find wrong with the school is that they don't provide very many scholarships for students.

Ciara
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Penn State Harrisburg is a small campus with many students. The classes range from 20 students to 130 students. Even in class...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Penn State Harrisburg is a small campus with many students. The classes range from 20 students to 130 students. Even in classes with 130 students, the professor took the time to learn the students names. The biology professors are very knowledgeable in their fields but do not do a good job of teaching the material. I have had some incredible professor and some really bad professors. However, I am extremely glad that I chose PSH for my first two years of college. I have made some amazing friends and had some incredible professors.

Mawaddah
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I really love the environment, affordability, and also the academics in the school so much. I love learning the subjects and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love the environment, affordability, and also the academics in the school so much. I love learning the subjects and the professors explain really well. The things to do outside of school is also amazing and if you look close enough you can find out many things.

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  • Enrollment
  • 4,200
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $14,828
  • Acceptance rate
  • 85%

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