About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about Penn State Harrisburg and its rich array of academic programs and services.
Student learning is central to all that we do. We are committed to relevant and timely programs of study and we share the belief that the truest measure of our success is the success of our students.
We have expanded considerably as a college since our founding in 1966. Today, 40 years later, our college enrolls 3,900 students pursuing studies in our thirty-two baccalaureate, twenty-two master's, and three doctoral programs. Our 200 resident faculty members are accomplished teachers and scholars who exemplify Penn State's tradition of academic excellence.
As the breadth and depth of our academic programs have grown, so has our campus. In 2000, our spacious, state-of-the-art "Library of the Future" opened to the public and in August 2002 resident students were greeted by new apartment-style housing.
Our proximity to the state capital and to a vibrant hub of commerce and industry affords our students opportunities to be involved in public service and nonprofit and corporate organizations. Students get involved in a number of ways: service learning, internships, fellowships, and mentoring programs - each of which extends learning beyond the classroom and offers meaningful, real-world experience. Our 32,000 alumni could tell you just how relevant that experience can be. Among them are distinguished business and community leaders, legislators and public officials, educators, researchers, engineers, computer and information scientists, historians, museum directors, journalists, mental health professionals, and psychologists.
Thank you for visiting our Web site. I invite you to learn more about us. Come for a visit. Talk with our admission counselors, faculty, and students. I am confident you will be pleased by what you see and learn.
Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation. The Harrisburg campus enrolls 3,900 students and offers two associate, 32 baccalaureate, 22 master's, and three doctoral programs as well as certificate and certification programs.
Penn State Harrisburg is located on a suburban campus in Middletown, Pa., eight miles east of Harrisburg. The campus is easily accessible via major interstate routes and the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Exit 247. Harrisburg International Airport is within one mile of the campus, public transportation serves the college, and rail service affords convenient access from locations throughout the nation.
Penn State Harrisburg offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system, including 31 of its own programs.
At the transfer level, Penn State Harrisburg serves students from all campuses of The Pennsylvania State University and students from community colleges and other accredited colleges and universities. Students of The Pennsylvania State University are encouraged to choose the Penn State Harrisburg Common Year Major as their curriculum prior to transferring to Penn State Harrisburg.